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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)
Mami Koyama ... Athena (voice)
Miho Yamada ... Nike (voice)
Yuki Matsuoka ... Hitomi (voice)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ... Yoshitsune (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Uranus (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Hades (voice)
Tadahisa Saizen ... Kudoh (voice)
Emi Shinohara ... Dr. Gilliam (voice)
Hirotake Nagata ... Elder (voice)
Ikuo Nishikawa ... Seven Old Men (voice)
Ryûji Nakagi ... 1st Elder Electryon (voice)
Takehiro Koyama ... Elder (voice)
Toshihiko Kuwagai ... Elder (voice)
Yoshiyuki Kaneko ... Elder (voice)
Tetsu Inada ... Leyton (voice)
Tomoko Kawakami ... Young Deunan (voice)
Fumio Matsuoka ... Elder (voice)
Asumi Miwa ... Deunan (motion actor)
Akimoto Tsubasa ... Deunan (motion actor)

Jessica Straus ... Deunan Knute (voice: English version)
Jamieson Price ... Briareos (voice: English version) (as James Lyon)

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

Cindy Robinson ... Nike (voice: English version)

Karen Strassman ... Hitomi / Dr. Gilliam (voice: English version) (as Mia Bradly)
Dave Wittenberg ... Yoshitsune (voice: English version) (as David Lelyveld)

Michael McConnohie ... General Uranus (voice: English version)

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

William Bassett ... Elder (voice: English version) (as Frederick Bloggs)

Kim Strauss ... Elder (voice: English version)
Michael Sorich ... Bar Troublemaker (voice: English version)
Mike Reynolds ... Elder (voice: English version) (as Ray Michaels)

Michael Forest ... Elder (voice: English version) (as Russell Thor)
William Knight ... Elder (voice: English version) (as William Frederick)
Deborah Sale Butler ... Scientist (voice: English version)
Justin O'Brien ... Leyton
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Alert Announcement (voice: English version) (as Melissa Williamson)
Steve Kramer ... Commander Lance (voice: English version)

David Matranga ... Briareos

Liam O'Brien ... ESWAT Soldier (voice: English version) (as William Markham)
Bob Papenbrook ... Army Scientist (voice: English version) (as John Smallberries)
Luci Christian ... Deunan Knute
Allison L. Sumrall ... Athena

Shelley Calene-Black ... Nike
Hilary Haag ... Hitomi
Chris Patton ... Yoshitsune

Jason Douglas ... Uranus
Andrew Love ... Hades
Kalob Martinez ... Kudoh

Kara Greenberg ... Gilliam

Andy McAvin ... Elder
Todd Postlethwaite ... Elder (voice: English version) (as T. Posthlewaite)
Marty Fleck ... Elder

John Gremillion ... Elder

Chris Ayres ... Elder
Ted Pfister ... Elder
Stefan Craig ... Elder (voice: English version) (2010)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chris Hutchison ... Lance

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
 
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/Ontario) | 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 (certificate #41352)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film takes place in 2131.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:
Referenced in "Troldspejlet: Episode #40.6" (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Under DogSee more »

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49 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
The most impressive animè in years, 23 November 2004
Author: shogun-20 from Oslo, Norway

I went to this movie with very high expectations, and after about 30 mins I knew this movie had already delivered.

I won't talk about the story (do a search on google if you want it spoiled) but I can say that the plot is interesting enough to keep the viewers attention. The pace of the movie feels very right, action scenes and slower character building scenes are vow en into each other without any of them feeling forced. Although the movie is not without cliché's, especially in some sentimental parts, they do not ruin the overall experience. I have not read the manga so I cannot comment on if it stays true to the source material.

Technically it's in a league of it's own. The 3d visuals were amazing, even on the low quality cinema I watched it in. The camera swoops in and out of the action and you end up just staring in awe at the screen. Designs and the attention to detail is incredible. What takes getting used to is the cell shading of the characters. Done to mimic 2d animation, the characters are not able to deliver the same amount of personality and emotions as the handrawn ones are. I wonder if it would look better with pure 3d characters ala Squares Advent Children. Sound effects were also excellent, and I thought the industrial techno soundtrack was very fitting.

All in all the most impressive anime movie I have seen so far, that is if it could be seen as an anime? The director was actually present at the screening I attended and he raised this question as well. Seeing as Appleseed was not made and does not look like any traditional anime at all why should it be considered as one? Maybe we are looking at a new genre in animated movies. If so the Appleseed has certainly set the new standards as to how it should be done.

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