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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 ...
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Ken Yamaguchi ...
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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 {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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

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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 »

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Followed by Appleseed XIII (2011) See more »

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Performed by Ryûichi Sakamoto & Haruomi Hosono & Yukihiro Takahashi
Courtesy of commmons/Avex Records
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9 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't have much original to add. Its an okay action film, and it moves as an action film, but it is almost totally devoid of the philosophical musings that make good anime so interesting.

For all the bragging the principles do in the special features, the animation really isn't all that great. The characters have plasticy skin and look more like moving action figures then people. About the only hair motion we see is Duenan's and that move in large clumps.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within was much more sophisticated in its animation and render technology back in 2001. IMDb wont let me post the URLs to the images to compare, but a quick google will show you exactly what I mean.


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