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Appleseed (1988)
"Appurushîdo" (original title)

Video  -  Animation | Crime | Sci-Fi  -  1991 (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 overview, first billed only:
Masako Katsuki ...
Dunan (voice)
Larissa Murray ...
Dunan (1994) (voice)
Yoshisada Sakaguchi ...
Bularios (voice)
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Bularios (1994) (voice) (as Bill Roberts)
Toshiko Sawada ...
Athena (voice)
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Athena (1994) (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Karon (voice)
Alan Marriott ...
Karon (1994) (voice) (as David Reynolds)
Mayumi Shô ...
Hitomi (voice)
Julia Braams ...
Hitomi (1994) (voice) (as Julia Brahms)
Nobuo Iwamoto ...
AJ (voice)
Vincent Marzello ...
AJ (1994) (voice)
Kumiko Takizawa ...
Nike (voice)
Yûji Mitsuya ...
Yoshi (voice)
Tamio Ôki ...
Nereus (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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Deunan: Get out of my fucking way!
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A good and enjoyable anime and faithful (loyal, adequate) to the manga.
18 October 2013 | by (France) – See all my reviews

A good anime and faithful (loyal, adequate) to the manga.

This animate movie, from the manga of Masamume Shirow "Appleseed", remains faithful. It includes the design, the characters and theirs characters, the tone and his comic, and one of the major story lines of the world of "Appleseed" are developed . Namely, through the city Olympus, the new world created for humans after the major global conflicts and their management by broods race created to manage and keep safe the humans. This "golden cage", as it's call in the animate movie, poses ethical problems through governance for the human world by non-human entities.

We can be a little unfortunate (disappointed) that the introduction out of the Olympus from the manga, is deliberately set aside to penetrate directly into the film's plot and probably to be consistent with the desired duration. But this shelving (lack) is recovered by a sequence in the film where the role (part) of Hitomi is explained about it.

The action, intrigue and pace (rhythm) of the film is very consistent. It's a very satisfactory achievement for this time and probably his budget.

The soundtrack is unobtrusive (discrete) but perfectly accompanies the action. A good and faithful manga.


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