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Vexille (2007)
"Bekushiru: 2077 Nihon sakoku" (original title)

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Japan, 2077: A female agent named Vexille is dispatched to Tokyo to investigate whether Japanese are developing robotic technology, which has been banned by the U.N. due to its potential threat to humankind.

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Meisa Kuroki ...
Vexille (voice)
Shôsuke Tanihara ...
Leon (voice)
Yasuko Matsuyuki ...
Maria (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ...
Saito (voice)
Romi Pak ...
Takashi (voice)
Takahiro Sakurai ...
Ryo (voice)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...
Kisaragi (voice)
Tetsuya Kakihara ...
Taro (voice)
Takaya Kuroda ...
Zack (voice)
Takayuki Sugô ...
Captain Borg (voice)
Kenji Takahashi ...
Saga (voice)
Jirô Saitô ...
Chairman Itakura (voice)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...
Lt. Cdr. Vexille Serra (voice)
Christopher Sabat ...
Zack (voice)
Luci Christian ...
Takashi (voice)
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Japan, 2077: A female agent named Vexille is dispatched to Tokyo to investigate whether Japanese are developing robotic technology, which has been banned by the U.N. due to its potential threat to humankind.

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Bekushiru: 2077 Nihon sakoku  »

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Everything "Appleseed Ex Machina" should have been!
16 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Went into Vexille on the heels of the disappointing Appleseed Ex Machina and was BLOWN AWAY. Everything about this is top notch; the storyline, while involved, is still easy to follow and very engaging. You care about characters when they die, even the ones with limited screen time. For a standard (read: non HD) disc, the image is fantastic, though I watched it on a PS3 so the upconverting may have helped. The surround sound mix is totally immersive and goes a long way to bring you into the story. The action sequences, while somewhat derivative, are brilliant and very well staged and executed. All of this is served spectacularly well by the music, which is a combination of Oakenfold's signature breakbeat techno and selected songs by other artists, and is never off putting or out of place. Also, the anime style, a blend of cell shaded 2D and CGI, is reminiscent of Appleseed, only a bit more fluid and stylized. The Japanese audio track is solid as to be expected, and to my surprise the English dub is actually very well done. Bonus points for that.

All told, Vexille is a must buy for cyberpunk, sci fi and anime afficionados, and is definitely reference material for your home theatre system.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


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