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

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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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A feast for the eye
16 September 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

From the first minute on the movie was playing, I was in love! Appleseed Ex Machina, is brilliant! The first installment, when I discovered it a little over a year ago, was good; an exiting journey in cool environments and with a captivating story. Ex Machina, takes that to the next level.

The action scenes are better, the motion capture is grander and the camera movements even sweeter. The whole movie long your in that world. Feeling all the emotions displayed by the beautiful, yet still traditional anime-style looking characters. The storyline is beautifully symbolic and the characters a dream to come true! Their cool, strong and yet so human.

I wish more 3d movies like these where made, with so much tender, love and care for the materia that is sometimes so underestimated by the grand audience. I take my hat of for the amazing team that has been working on Ex Machina - it's incredible from beginning to start and I can't wait to watch it again!


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