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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ai Kobayashi ...
Deunan (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi ...
Briareos (voice)
Mami Koyama ...
Athena (voice)
Miho Yamada ...
Nike (voice)
Yuki Matsuoka ...
Hitomi (voice)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...
Yoshitsune (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
Uranus (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ...
Hades (voice)
Tadahisa Saizen ...
Kudoh (voice)
Emi Shinohara ...
Dr. Gilliam (voice)
Hirotake Nagata ...
Elder (voice)
Ikuo Nishikawa ...
Seven Old Men (voice)
Ryûji Nakagi ...
1st Elder Electryon (voice)
Takehiro Koyama ...
Elder (voice)
Toshihiko Kuwagai ...
Elder (voice)
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 April 2004 (Japan)  »

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Appleseed  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$124,967 (USA) (11 February 2005)
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The film takes place in 2131. See more »

Goofs

When Deunan follows Briareos into the locker room all of the locker doors are closed. After Briareos exits, she roundhouse kicks a now open locker door. See more »

Quotes

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

Remake of Appleseed (1988) See more »

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Music by Marc Leclair
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Produced by Marc Leclair
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Great visuals and sound, but not a good movie
8 December 2004 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie astonished me in two ways. First the visuals and sounds are more than breathtaking, but on the other hand I wondered how they can tell the story in such a confusing way. Maybe it was the subtitles, but it just didn't feel right. The storytelling never minded to explain the background a bit more.

The movie reminded me of the Korean anime "Wonderful Days", which also had great visuals but the story just didn't fit seamless.

That said, if you like last generation visual animation, good sound and a lot of action this is *the* movie for you. And the story is not bad, but missing pieces.

Animation: 10/10 Story: 6/10


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