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

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

Chris Hutchison ... Lance (voice: English version) (2010)
Tomoko Kawakami ... Young Deunan (voice)
William Knight ... (voice: English version) (as William Frederick)
Mami Koyama ... Athena (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Hades (voice)
Steve Kramer ... (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 ... (voice: English version)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... (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 ... (voice: English version) (as William Markham)
Bob Papenbrook ... (voice: English version) (as John Smallberries)
Chris Patton ... Yoshitsune (voice: English version) (2010)
Ted Pfister ... Elder (voice: English version) (2010)
Jamieson Price ... Briareos (voice: English version) (as James Lyon)
Mike Reynolds ... (voice: English version) (as Ray Michaels)

Cindy Robinson ... (voice: English version)
Lee Rush ... (voice: English version)
Emi Shinohara ... (voice)
Michael Sorich ... (voice: English version)
Doug Stone ... (voice: English version)

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

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

Kim Strauss ... (voice: English version)
Allison L. Sumrall ... Athena (voice: English version) (2010)
Todd Waite ... Elder (voice: English version) (as T. Posthlewaite)
Dave Wittenberg ... (voice: English version) (as David Lelyveld)
Miho Yamada ... Nike (voice)
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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
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
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
Yota Tsuruoka .... sound director
 
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
 
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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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:18A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:11 | Germany:12 | New Zealand:M | 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

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Trivia:
The tattoo on Briareos' left upper arm says "Cogito Ergo Sum", which is Latin for "I think, therefore I am." Strangely, Greek characters are used and not Roman. Also the first character is Gamma, but C would rather be transliterated as Kappa in Greek. It also has the dates 2096-2122, which are Briareos' date of birth and date of his "death" when he became a cyborg.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Deunan:We have to believe that life is what we make of it!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Anime: Drawing a Revolution (2007) (TV)See more »
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71 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
Way of the future., 7 December 2004
Author: littlemanheaven from Canada

First things first; if you're looking for a literary masterpiece or an anime masterful like the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Mamoru Oshii, then Appleseed is not for you. It's plot is cliché with the overused science fiction premise of struggle between two coexisting races and the flaws and sins of humans, and the general execution of the plot is also in no way an outstanding one of the genre.

What Appleseed truly is, is a technological achievement in 3D animation for Japanese anime. It's animation style is far from Hollywood animation features like Finding Nemo and Shrek, instead it uses cel-shading technology which we've already seen in video games, and takes it up to a very high and polished level. The result is a beautiful movie with jaw-dropping animation, such that one cannot doubt that this style will pave the way for the future of anime movies. The range of emotions expressed through the CG is impressive; and motion capture has worked beautifully into the film, making it a seamless viewing experience. As a whole product, it's graphical presentation rivals that of great 2D animation features.

Other aspects are fairly well done; the music is done fairly well, with the opening song giving it a distinct flavour but later that fades away to the average run-of-the-mill songs that aren't particularly effective in rousing the emotions and senses. The artistic direction is great, with wonderful colors and tones chosen to accentuate the mood from the bleak dark ruins to the pastel colors of the Utopia. Scene execution is also stellar, and the structural development of the movie is natural although inter character relationships are somewhat lacking in development.

As a whole, it's an extremely graphically polished product based on an overused premise.

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