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Appleseed -- 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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Writers:
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Release Date:
17 April 2004 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
Humanity's last chance for survival.
Plot:
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? | Full synopsis »
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Clichéd, slow and melodramatic, but worth it when it gets going See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ai Kobayashi ... Deunan (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi ... Briareos (voice)
Yuki Matsuoka ... Hitomi (voice)
Asumi Miwa ... Deunan (motion actor)
Akimoto Tsubasa ... Deunan (motion actor)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chris Ayres ... Elder (voice: English version) (as Christopher Ayres)

William Bassett ... Elder (voice: English version) (as Frederick Bloggs)
Deborah Sale Butler ... Scientist (voice: English version)

Shelley Calene-Black ... Nike (voice: English version) (2010)
Luci Christian ... Deunan Knute (voice: English version) (2010)

Jason Douglas ... Uranus (voice: English version)
Marty Fleck ... Elder (voice: English version) (2010)

Michael Forest ... Elder (voice: English version) (as Russell Thor)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Uranus (voice)

Kara Greenberg ... Gilliam (voice: English version) (2010)

John Gremillion ... Elder (voice: English version) (2010)
Hilary Haag ... Hitomi (voice: English version) (2010)

Carolyn Hennesy ... Athena Areios (voice: English version) (as Lee Rush)

Chris Hutchison ... Lance (voice: English version) (2010)
Tomoko Kawakami ... Young Deunan (voice)
William Knight ... Elder (voice: English version) (as William Frederick)
Mami Koyama ... Athena (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Hades (voice)
Steve Kramer ... Commander Lance (voice: English version)
Andrew Love ... Hades (voice: English version) (2010)
Kalob Martinez ... Kudoh (voice: English version) (2010)

David Matranga ... Briareos (voice: English version) (2010)

Andy McAvin ... Elder (voice: English version) (2010)

Michael McConnohie ... General Uranus (voice: English version)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Alert Announcement (voice: English version) (as Melissa Williamson)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ... Yoshitsune (voice)
Ryûji Nakagi ... 1st Elder Electryon (voice)
Ikuo Nishikawa ... Seven Old Men (voice)
Justin O'Brien ... Leyton (voice: English version) (2010)

Liam O'Brien ... ESWAT Soldier (voice: English version) (as William Markham)
Bob Papenbrook ... Army Scientist (voice: English version) (as John Smallberries)
Chris Patton ... Yoshitsune (voice: English version) (2010)
Ted Pfister ... Elder (voice: English version) (2010)
Todd Postlethwaite ... Elder (voice: English version) (as T. Posthlewaite)
Jamieson Price ... Briareos (voice: English version) (as James Lyon)
Mike Reynolds ... Elder (voice: English version) (as Ray Michaels)

Cindy Robinson ... Nike (voice: English version)
Emi Shinohara ... Dr. Gilliam (voice)
Michael Sorich ... Bar Troublemaker (voice: English version)

Skip Stellrecht ... Kudoh (voice: English version) (as Jack Aubree)
Doug Stone ... Elder (voice: English version)

Karen Strassman ... Hitomi (voice: English version) (as Mia Bradly)

Jessica Straus ... Deunan Knute (voice: English version)

Kim Strauss ... Elder (voice: English version)
Allison L. Sumrall ... Athena (voice: English version) (2010)
Dave Wittenberg ... Yoshitsune (voice: English version) (as David Lelyveld)
Miho Yamada ... Nike (voice)

Directed by
Shinji Aramaki 
Steven Foster (english voice director)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (english voice director)
 
Writing credits
Masamune Shirow (comic)

Haruka Handa (screenplay) &
Tsutomu Kamishiro (screenplay)

Produced by
David Del Rio .... producer
Hideki Goto .... executive producer: Geneon Entertainment USA (original version) (as Hideki 'Henry' Goto)
Matt Greenfield .... producer: Sentai Filmworks
Haruyo Kanesaku .... producer
James Yosuke Kobayashi .... executive producer
John Ledford .... executive producer: Sentai Film Works
Yutaka Maseba .... producer
Fumihiko Sori .... producer
Eiichi Takahashi .... executive producer: Sentai Filmworks
Hiroe Tsukamoto .... producer
Nobu Yamamoto .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Oakenfold 
T. Raumschmiere 
Ryûichi Sakamoto 
 
Production Design by
Shinji Aramaki 
 
Sound Department
Chris Bourque .... sound mixer: Sentai Filmworks dub (as Lash Bourque)
Les Claypool III .... sound supervisor
Eric Ducher .... sound re-recording mixer: French version
Koji Kasamatsu .... sound designer
Steve Kinsey .... sound mix technician
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn .... adr director: Bang Zoom! dub
Collin McQueen .... adr engineer
Yôta Tsuruoka .... sound director (as Yota Tsuruoka)
 
Visual Effects by
Kaori Doi .... compositor
Yusaku Toyoshima .... CG producer: Digital Frontier
 
Animation Department
Nobuhito Sue .... background designer
Takeshi Takakura .... mechanical designer
Masaki Yamada .... character designer
 
Music Department
Teru Yasui .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
David Williams .... dvd producer: Sentai Filmworks release
 
Thanks
John Lelko .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Appurushîdo" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence
Runtime:
101 min | Sweden:103 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/ Manitoba) | Canada:18A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:11 | Germany:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 (DVD) | Philippines:G | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:12 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | UK:12 (video rating) | USA:R | USA:TV-14 (V, S, L) (Sentai Filmworks rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Released a decade before the reboot "Appleseed Alpha".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Deunan:We have to believe that life is what we make of it!See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Appleseed (1988) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Good LuckSee more »

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24 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Clichéd, slow and melodramatic, but worth it when it gets going, 2 April 2006
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

Appleseed simultaneously suffers from the worst Anime has to offer and benefits from the best animation and production a modern production can have. If you are a hardcore Manga fan (or just occasionally fond of it like me) you'll be aware of the most typical clichés, most of which make up the bulk of the Appleseed story.

So...we have a world set after WWIII, in which a Utopian Society has finally found peace. But there are still some people who cannot help but let their anger and bigotry take hold. Android/Clones with suppressed emotions help balance out Utopia and some even want to be fully-fledged humans. There are humans who hate these Androids and wish them to all die out. And there are some Android who hate humans and wish them to all die out. And finally, there is a big computer who runs everything.

Nothing there you haven't seen before huh? It also takes a while to build up momentum. Though when it does, the plot twists and turns and action scenes are truly exhilarating. The animation quality is breath-taking with seamless blending of hand-drawn, motion capture, CGI and 3D images. Style and plot-wise it is very, very similar to Sky Blue/Wonderful Days. But since they were in production at the same time one cannot accuse the other of plagiarism.

The sheer amount of technology and hardware in the movie will make you drool. There are loads of cool devices, futuristic inventions and awesome weaponry. There is also loads of atmosphere with gorgeous, gorgeous sunsets, storm-lashed oil rigs and wonderfully blue-sky-ed cityscapes with an environmentally friendly amount of trees everywhere.

The Matrix 'inspired' action can be a bit annoying sometimes. We've seen people diving through the air in slow motion will taking out supposedly highly-trained soldiers? And the music is kinda uninspiring. With contributions from Basement Jaxx and Paul Oakenfold one expected it to be a lot better.

When you take the good with the bad, Appleseed still comes out as worthwhile and enjoyable. If your new to Anime then you can forgive the clichés, if your a big fan then you'll be awe-struck by the impressive production values.

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