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Appleseed (2004)
"Appurushîdo" (original title)

R  |   |  Sci-Fi, Action, Animation  |  17 April 2004 (Japan)
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In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ai Kobayashi ...
Deunan (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi ...
Briareos (voice)
Yuki Matsuoka ...
Hitomi (voice)
Asumi Miwa ...
Akimoto Tsubasa ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Ayres ...
Elder (voice) (as Christopher Ayres)
...
Elder (voice) (as Frederick Bloggs)
Deborah Sale Butler ...
Scientist (voice)
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Nike (voice)
Luci Christian ...
Deunan Knute (voice)
...
Uranus (voice)
Marty Fleck ...
Elder (voice)
...
Elder (voice) (as Russell Thor)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
Uranus (voice)
...
Gilliam (voice)
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In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Humanity's last chance for survival.


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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17 April 2004 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$180,945 (Japan) (16 April 2004)

Gross:

$124,967 (USA) (11 February 2005)
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Released a decade before the reboot "Appleseed Alpha". See more »

Goofs

When Briareos' weapon is sliced into pieces, the places where the gun is cut can be seen before the cuts are made. See more »

Quotes

Athena: What a creature is man, he would choose to cage himself so willingly?
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Connections

References Black Magic M-66 (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Hand to Phone (Appleseed version)
Words & Music by MILLER/KUPERUS/CRAIG
Performed by Carl Craig vs. Adult.
Produced by Carl Craig vs. Adult.
COURTESY OF 2003 PLANET E COMMUNICATIONS INC.
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does justice to the source, validates 3D rendering for anime characters, and exceeds expectations
22 January 2005 | by (NC, USA) – See all my reviews

rating - 10/10 (saw it subbed). I would give it an 11 if I could. After reading a 5.6/10 and watching, the movie far exceeded any expectation I had, that I could have dreamed of. Having read all of the manga and data books, this movie not only captures but adds to them. The 3D style looks better in motion than in screen shots, validating its place in Anime's future (for characters, Ghost in the Shell already displayed the awesome extent to which environments can benefit). The mechanical engineering (just wait until you see the cannons) of EVERYTHING is superlative. The complexity and detail of the city is awe inspiring. Every scene has this attention to detail. And the action? Just watch the beginning of the movie to understand how cool the ride is going to be, because I assure you, it does not let up. Well worth any price of admission.

This is a work of love, a commitment to total quality. I see the score increasing rapidly in the near future.

Thank you Shinji Aramaki, Masamune Shirow (comic)

Haruka Handa (screenplay) & Tsutomu Kamishiro (screenplay)


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