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Appleseed (1988)

Appurushîdo (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 20 October 1993
In a vast futuristic city, built on the ashes of the third world war, a police officer and her cyborg partner fight terrorism.

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Masako Katsuki ...
Dunan (voice)
Yoshisada Sakaguchi ...
Bularios (voice)
Toshiko Sawada ...
Athena (voice)
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Karon (voice)
Mayumi Shô ...
Hitomi (voice)
Nobuo Iwamoto ...
AJ (voice)
Kumiko Takizawa ...
Nike (voice)
Yûji Mitsuya ...
Yoshi (voice)
Tamio Ôki ...
Nereus (voice)
Mika Doi ...
Fleia (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
Bronx (voice)
Masayuki Omoro ...
Anchor (voice)
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
Cop (voice)
Kenichi Ono ...
Cop (voice)
Yôsuke Akimoto ...
Newsman (voice)
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Officer Deunan Knute and her cyborg partner Briaros Hecatonchires must prevent terrorists from gaining control of the Olympus city computer and causing massive chaos. As they fight to stop the terrorists and preserve their society, the question of who is actually in the right--their society, or the "terrorists"--continues to arise. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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There is a audio commentary track with Jonathan Clements and Larissa Murray on the Region 2 UK Manga Video DVD. See more »

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The grave that has flowers on it says "Christpher" when it should say "Christopher". See more »

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Thug: You fuckers! Give me my fucking phone call!
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Appleseed video can't hold a torch to the manga
17 August 2006 | by (Columbia, MD) – See all my reviews

I saw this OAV in the early 90's, mainly because I was such a fan of the original Appleseed manga. Fortunately for me, I decided to rent the video as opposed to buying it. These days, I don't remember a great deal from the OAV, which is probably understandable, since there really isn't much that IS memorable. The things that had attracted me to the manga are simply missing in the OAV. Gone was the manga's overall grittiness, graphic violence, and occasional tinges of humor to keep the story from being too dark and nihilistic. When I watched the OAV, I felt as though I were watching some sort of weird animated security tape The pacing of the story was too slow for my taste, and the characters themselves lacked detail, as they were often were far away from the camera and placed neatly in the center of the frame. And then there's Olympus itself, it just seemed too antiseptic, I didn't get much sense of the city's dark underbelly as I did with the manga.

I haven't seen the recent Appleseed movie yet, I can only hope it did the manga justice, this OAV sure didn't.


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