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Appleseed (2004)

Appurushîdo (original title)
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 ...
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Elder (voice) (as Christopher Ayres)
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Elder (voice) (as Frederick Bloggs)
Deborah Sale Butler ...
Scientist (voice)
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Nike (voice)
Luci Christian ...
Deunan Knute (voice)
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Uranus (voice)
Marty Fleck ...
Elder (voice)
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Elder (voice) (as Russell Thor)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
Uranus (voice)
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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?

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When General Uranus is on the roof trying to convince Deunan and Briareos to give him the Appleseed pendant, it is raining heavily, but everyone's hair is dry and blowing around in the wind. See more »

Quotes

Deunan: We have to believe that life is what we make of it!
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Featured in Anime: Drawing a Revolution (2007) See more »

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Music by Marc Leclair
Performed by Akufen
Produced by Marc Leclair
TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM "MY WAY"
COURTESY OF FORCE INC.
MUSIC WORKS, FRANKFURT/M, GERMANY
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Pretty cool
6 August 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

With nice cel-shaded graphics and fantastic CGI in a nice blend, Appleseed will not disappoint the eye. There is enormous attention to detail, reflections, shading and other small things. Many of the scenes, especially involving the giant city complex, could have worked as art if you froze the frame.

The story is pretty unoriginal though, which is a shame. I won't tell you anything, but it's likely you'll see references from a wild collection of sources. Characters have varying depth, and some felt like they needed a bit of fleshing out. Lip-sync was so-so and the same goes for most of the voices(in Japanese).

Music is cool and futuristic, with a few surprises thrown in(Basement Jaxx? What the?) and fits the scenes nicely. Sound follows the same pedantic attention-to-detail pattern as the animations. The action is very, very cool, even though it's not a pure action fest.

While the storyline doesn't feel too much like Manga, the animation really is. Manga eyes can be bugging, but it was OK. The transformer-esquire mechs where really cool even though they were very similar(then again, I've never watched Transformers).

So, in closing, is this worthwhile? Sure. It's storyline is not so complex you need to scratch your head, like other anime(Akira or Final Fantasy), and the animation is a feast to the eyes. Give it a try.


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