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Appleseed (1988)
"Appurushîdo" (original title)

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Crime, Sci-Fi  |  20 October 1993 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Katsuki ...
Dunan (voice)
Yoshisada Sakaguchi ...
Bularios (voice)
Toshiko Sawada ...
Athena (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
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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Storyline

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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Urban combat in the city of dreams. See more »


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There is a 4 volume Manga series of Appleseed published in 1985 published in Japan by Kodansha. There is also a Fanbook called 'Appleseed: Hypernotes' and an art book called 'Appleseed: ID'. It is currently owned (licensed in 2007) by Dark Horse Comics. See more »

Quotes

Deunan: What the hell's going on?
Brialeos Hecatombcales: I heard Hitomi in that truck!
Deunan: What?
Brialeos Hecatombcales: Remember, we're looking for a crooked cop!
Deunan: What?
Deunan: You can't mean Karon! I don't believe it!
Brialeos Hecatombcales: We know he thinks Olympus murdered his wife!
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Followed by Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina (2007) See more »

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Crystal Celebration
Performed by Risa Yuuki
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HiGH-TeCH HYJiNX FRoM THe CReaToR oF 'GHoST iN THe SHeLL'***8/10***
5 September 2002 | by (Rochester / NY) – See all my reviews

This anime is unique on the grounds that it explores more 'science-fact' rather than 'science fiction,' and makes the viewer believe much of what is being viewed is a factual prediction of the future earth.

Appleseed, which is based on the 1985 manga of the same name, is set in the post-apocalyptic aftermath of WWIII. A new breed of governemnet and scraped what remains of the world's government to put together an experimental utopia, 'Olypus' suposidly free of the past-world's troubles and strives. Deunan Natt, and Buliareous Heckatonickles are two of the best in the Police Force, and just when they thought they couldn't get more bullets coming their way, they're asigned to takeout a camatose terroist, AJ Sebastian, who's goal it is to destory Olympus. on the gorunds of it 'enslaving' human destiny.

Firstly, anyone who watches this can see how cheesy it is, but despite this, theres is alot more to consider about it than meets the eye. For stance, your confussed into believing who is the real bad guy-- the terrorist's moral values outway those of the Police & Government, yet what they're doing is rightly good also.

The animation goes from strength to strength, and isn't anything like AKIRA, but it's moderate for 80's B movie OVAs. The mecha design is seemingly bizzare, but factual and controversial. There are also references to make us aware of the physics side of the technolodgy used. One thing which puzzled me about this anime were that there were contious references towards greek mytholodgy, especiallin the characters names.

The analogue quality of the film though, doggs the whole thing from start to finish, with poor lighting, and fuzzy AV-recording.

All around, it's a highly enjoyable watch, with some laughable scnes in place, if your into anime of cause. ***8/10***


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