Appleseed (2004)
"Appurushîdo" (original title)

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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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Credited cast:
Ai Kobayashi ...
Deunan (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi ...
Briareos (voice)
Yuki Matsuoka ...
Hitomi (voice)
Asumi Miwa ...
Akimoto Tsubasa ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elder (voice) (as Christopher Ayres)
Elder (voice) (as Frederick Bloggs)
Deborah Sale Butler ...
Scientist (voice)
Nike (voice)
Luci Christian ...
Deunan Knute (voice)
Uranus (voice)
Marty Fleck ...
Elder (voice)
Elder (voice) (as Russell Thor)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
Uranus (voice)
Gilliam (voice)


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


Humanity's last chance for survival.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 April 2004 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Appleseed  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$124,967 (USA) (11 February 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Released a decade before the reboot "Appleseed Alpha". See more »


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


Deunan: We have to believe that life is what we make of it!
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Referenced in Ju-Rei: The Uncanny (2004) See more »


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(feat. Lisa Kekaula)
Written and Performed by Basement Jaxx (Simon Ratcliffe (as Ratcliffe) / Felix Buxton (as Buxton)) and Lisa Kekaula (as Kekaula)
Produced by Basement Jaxx
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Visuals that'll blow you alway
4 December 2004 | by (Ellicott City, MD) – See all my reviews

This cg/cell style anime is the most incredible i've seen. Most of what I can say has already been mentioned by others that have commented. Suffice it to say, Appleseed is worth watching simply for it's eye goggling effects.

The story is decent but not spectacular and has changed just a bit more that i would've preferred from the original premise of the manga.

I rate this an 8/10 because i did enjoy it thoroughly. The -2 pts is for what someone else mentioned...the too typical clichés. Every dramatic moment is something you've seen pinched from some other overdramatized movie.

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