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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:
Masamune Shirow (comic)
Haruka Handa (screenplay) ...
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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 »
User Reviews:
does justice to the source, validates 3D rendering for anime characters, and exceeds expectations See more (61 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 ... (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)

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

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)
Todd Postlethwaite ... Elder (voice: English version) (as T. Posthlewaite)
Jamieson Price ... Briareos (voice: English version) (as James Lyon)
Mike Reynolds ... (voice: English version) (as Ray Michaels)

Cindy Robinson ... (voice: English version)
Emi Shinohara ... (voice)
Michael Sorich ... (voice: English version)

Skip Stellrecht ... (voice: English version) (as Jack Aubree)
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)
Dave Wittenberg ... (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
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
 
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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Released a decade before the reboot "Appleseed Alpha".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:
Athena:What a creature is man, he would choose to cage himself so willingly?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ju-Rei: The Uncanny (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Burns AttackSee more »

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49 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
does justice to the source, validates 3D rendering for anime characters, and exceeds expectations, 22 January 2005
Author: shaidarharan from NC, USA

rating - 10/10 (saw it subbed). I would give it an 11 if I could. After reading a 5.6/10 and watching, the movie far exceeded any expectation I had, that I could have dreamed of. Having read all of the manga and data books, this movie not only captures but adds to them. The 3D style looks better in motion than in screen shots, validating its place in Anime's future (for characters, Ghost in the Shell already displayed the awesome extent to which environments can benefit). The mechanical engineering (just wait until you see the cannons) of EVERYTHING is superlative. The complexity and detail of the city is awe inspiring. Every scene has this attention to detail. And the action? Just watch the beginning of the movie to understand how cool the ride is going to be, because I assure you, it does not let up. Well worth any price of admission.

This is a work of love, a commitment to total quality. I see the score increasing rapidly in the near future.

Thank you Shinji Aramaki, Masamune Shirow (comic)

Haruka Handa (screenplay) & Tsutomu Kamishiro (screenplay)

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