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Appleseed (1988)
"Appurushîdo" (original title)

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 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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Was originally released on VHS in subtitled format by U.S. Renditions. See more »

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Deunan: What's wrong?
Brialeos Hecatombcales: This case involves a policeman!
Brialeos Hecatombcales: Shit! C'mon!
Deunan: What?
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Simpel but good cyberpunk anime
24 January 2014 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Appleseed is an anime based on Masamune Shirows manga of the same name before he became famous with Ghost in the Shell in the mid nineties. Being released just before Akira it got unfavorably compared with the latter and could never hope to reach the bar that was set so high by Katsuhiro Otomo's creation.

This is in fact the first installment of the Appleseed franchise although there is a gap of 16 years between this OVA and the 2004 movie.

Although this 1 hour OVA never covers the entire manga, in terms of plot and story it still does a good job albeit the story being kept rather simple. Nevertheless the philosophical and political tropes of Shirow are well dealt with albeit not so deep as in Ghost in the Shell or in the two later Appleseed-installments.

Animation-wise it is clearly a product of an era before Akira gave anime that huge boost.

If you like cyberpunk anime from the 1980s and early nineties and if you enjoyed Shirows earlier work from the same era, like Black Magic M-66 (1987) or Dominion Tank Police (1988), then you will surely like Appleseed the OVA.


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