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Appleseed (2004) More at IMDbPro »Appurushîdo (original title)

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Humanity's last chance for survival.
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  (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 
Ryuichi Sakamoto  (as 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
John Lelko .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Appurushîdo" - Japan (original title)
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Rated R for some violence
101 min | Sweden:103 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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?

Released a decade before the reboot "Appleseed Alpha".See more »
Continuity: After Briareos' weapon is sliced into pieces, he throws the weapon to the ground in one piece.See more »
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 »
Burns AttackSee more »


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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Pretty cool, 6 August 2006
Author: MrVibrating from Sweden

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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