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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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User Reviews:
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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)

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)
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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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:
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:
Athena:What a creature is man, he would choose to cage himself so willingly?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Ghost in the Shell (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
white CarSee more »

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45 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding, 7 March 2004
Author: crutchley from London, England

I fought so hard to get tickets to see the World Sneak Preview to Appleseed in London on 4th March 2004 - and the effort paid off. I won a pair in a website competition 2.5 hours before the start of the movie. The event was a media soirée with plenty of media hacks and a few minor celebs swanning around as they dished out free beer and sushi.

Having not seen the original Appleseed I had no concept of the plot or the scenario at all, so i was grateful when the producer gave us an overview lecture (with a flip chart and everything) as it is a little complex.

The second the film started i knew we were witnessing something special. The animation is outstanding. This film has the production values and attention to detail present in films like The Matrix. My jaw hit the floor just as hard with Appleseed as it did with Trinity's opening fight scene in the first Matrix.

The soundtrack is exceptionally well put together with contributions from Basement Jaxx, Paul Okenfold and the awesome Boom Boom Satellites who also performed a live set after the preview.

Often, when you build yourself up too much to see a movie, the reality can do nothing but disappoint. The opposite was true with Appleseed. I went in expecting 10/10... I got 11.

This movie has boldly raised the bar for animation and set a bold new standard by which i believe other animations will be judged in the future. Truly a masterpiece, the highest complements are deserved by everyone involved in this production. Roll on next year's Academy awards!!!

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