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Director:
Writers:
Masamune Shirow (characters)
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Release Date:
20 October 2007 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
With Brialeos convalescing after a mission, Deunan is assigned a new and remarkably familiar partner as a strange wave of terrorist attacks plague Olympus. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Ai Kobayashi ... Deunan Knute (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Brialeos Hecatombcales (voice)
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 ... (voice)
Ken Yamaguchi ... (voice)
Youichi Nishijima ... (voice)
Masato Funaki ... (voice)
Takuo Kawamura ... (voice)
Koji Yoshida ... (voice)
Kota Nemoto ... (voice)
Hisanori Koyatsu ... (voice)
Kenichi Mochizuki ... (voice)
Keiichi Kuwabara ... (voice)
Tadahisa Saizen ... (voice)
Kiyomi Asai ... (voice)
Eri Oono ... (voice)
Nao Takamori ... (voice)
Masafumi Kimura ... (voice)
Luci Christian ... Deunan Knute (voice: English version)

David Matranga ... Briareos (voice: English version)
Illich Guardiola ... Terius (voice: English version)
Allison L. Sumrall ... Athena (voice: English version)

Shelley Calene-Black ... Nike (voice: English version)
Hilary Haag ... Hitomi (voice: English version)

Chris Hutchison ... Lance (voice: English version)

Mike MacRae ... Aeacus (voice: English version)

John Gremillion ... Kestner (voice: English version)
Melissa Davis ... Yoshino (voice: English version)
Quentin Haag ... Arges (voice: English version)
Alice Fulks ... Xander (voice: English version)
Chris Patton ... Yoshitsune (voice: English version)

Kara Greenberg ... Misc. (voice: English version)

Directed by
Shinji Aramaki 
 
Writing credits
Masamune Shirow (characters)

Kiyoto Takeuchi (screenplay)

Todd Weinger  (as Todd W. Russell)

Produced by
Terence Chang .... producer
Joseph Chou .... producer
Jeff Conner .... co-producer
Ikuko Kogiso .... co-producer
Yasue Mochizuki .... co-producer
Lori Tilkin .... co-producer
Hidenori Ueki .... producer
Naoko Watanabe .... producer
John Woo .... producer
 
Original Music by
Haruomi Hosono 
Keigo Oyamada  (as Cornelius)
Tetsuya Takahashi 
 
Production Design by
Shinji Aramaki 
 
Costume Design by
Miuccia Prada 
 
Art Department
Katsuhito Akiyama .... storyboard artist
Shinji Aramaki .... storyboard artist
Kazuyoshi Katayama .... storyboard artist
Seiji Mizushima .... storyboard artist
Atsushi Takeuchi .... storyboard artist: Production I.G
 
Sound Department
Simon Ellegaard .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Foster .... adr director
 
Stunts
Fumihito Minamitsuji .... stunts: motion capture
 
Other crew
Toyoe Sekita .... motion capture actress: Deunan Knute
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ekusu makina" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for action/violence and brief strong language
Runtime:
USA:103 min (DVD version) | Argentina:105 min
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Great flick, but..., 8 March 2011
Author: flixfanatic from United States

On its own singular merit, ExMachina should get a solid 10, however, its target audience has lots of exposure to anime and cgi films. When held up to movies like Akira, The Incredibles and others, ExMachina excels exceptionally at action scenes and choreography, but lacks the grandiose semi-philosophical structure from Akira, and the emotional realistic impact from The Incredibles. Its not wrong to expect such qualities to be standard in a production that clearly had a lot of care and thought devoted to it. ExMachina hardly suffers from this too much, and is actually quite an impressive action movie that delivers some exceedingly thrilling scenes that aren't easily forgotten. The characters are fun, interesting and memorable and are quite unique which is one of Appleseed's biggest strengths. (even the manga)

ExMachina is produced and influenced by John Woo, but stop praising him so much for this! He didn't write or direct ExMachina, stop giving him undue credit. SERIOUSLY. Its NOT a "John Woo" film. Furthermore, ignore the pretentious slobbering half informed fanboys who blindly review ExMachina with less than half of their facts correct... they irritate me beyond belief.

Finally, Appleseed ExMachina is a top quality sci-fi adventure that can be judged independent of its impressive use of CGI. It will 'wow' you. Absolutely recommended.

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