Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina (2007)
"Appurushido: Ekusu makina" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Action, Sci-Fi  |  20 October 2007 (Japan)
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With Brialeos convalescing after a mission, Deunan is assigned a new and remarkably familiar partner as a strange wave of terrorist attacks plague Olympus.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ai Kobayashi ...
Deunan Knute (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Yûji Kishi ...
Tereus (voice)
Kong Kuwata ...
Aeacus (voice)
Shinpachi Tsuji ...
Commander Lance (voice)
Gara Takashima ...
Athena (voice)
Rei Igarashi ...
Nike (voice)
Rica Fukami ...
Yoshino (voice)
Takaya Hashi ...
Dr. Kestner (voice)
Miyuki Sawashiro ...
Hitomi (voice)
Yasuyuki Kase ...
Yoshitsune (voice)
Takaya Kuroda ...
Arges (voice)
Naoko Kouda ...
Dr. Xander (voice)
Atsushi Imaruoka ...
Ken Yamaguchi ...


When a paramilitary task force called E.S.W.A.T. and its operations in the year 2133 Olympus, a futuristic utopia where humans, cyborgs, and bio-engineered human beings called "Bioroids" are attempting to live in perfect harmony. However, a series of random terrorist attacks perpetrated by cyborgs and humans alike threaten to throw Olympus into total chaos. As it turns out, these humans and machines have come under the influence of an unknown electronic signal that hacks into their nervous systems and they then become the unwilling servants of a malevolent computerized entity. Thrown into the action is the plucky female E.S.W.A.T. warrior Deunan Knute and her cyborg lover/partner Briareos as they investigate these bizarre occurrences with the other members of their unit. Things become complicated when a bioroid named Tereus, who resembles Briareous in his human form, joins their unit and threatens to come between their relationship. But these three must put aside their differences to ... Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

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

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Release Date:

20 October 2007 (Japan)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Music supervisor Haruomi Hosono is a founding member of famed Japanese band Yellow Magic Orchestra, pioneers of the techno and electro-pop genres. See more »


Followed by Appleseed XIII (2011) See more »


Performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto & Haruomi Hosono & Yukihiro Takahashi
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Very entertaining
2 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really appreciated this post modern SciFi saga. There are some scenes and themes that reminded me of Star Trek Borgs assimilation, The Matrix Sentinels attacks, Blade Runner city atmosphere and commercials, Star Wars space vehicles landings and political environment, Transformers battle of machines and not to forget the zombies from Resident Evil. The graphics are really stunning. The way the city landscape has been designed is phenomenal. The motion capture is seamless. The camera movement is very realistic. The love story in the movie was touching in the way it depicts how love is unconditional. The scene where Deunan is stumbling, and then you see that she took of her high heel shoes to feel comfortable is so hilarious, knowing what a tough cookie she is. What was missing in the story was to understanding better why and when Briareos became extensively replaced through cyborg equipment. I was lucky enough to see the English dubbed version.

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