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Director:
Writers:
Masamune Shirow (characters)
Kiyoto Takeuchi (screenplay) ...
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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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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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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
References The Killer (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
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Appleseed vs the Borg, 8 August 2014
Author: siderite from Romania

Deunan and Briareos are police in the ESWAT team. Having saved the world in the previous installment, they have been awarded a life of danger and anguish. That's the new world for you. Anyway, somehow they get tangled with the villain in an improbable sequence of events, then he pretty much takes over the world, even if he was dead, only to be defeated in the end in a huge battle with a Borg cube. What is not to like about that?

Anyway, to me it seemed like the animation style didn't progress at all since the 2004 film, perhaps it even went to worse for some reason I can't just put my finger on. Also the story, as action packed as it was, seemed lazy. The typical Woo action scenes didn't impress either, as they go against any reasonable military training I can think of.

There were some interesting parts, though. The Briareos bioroid and the interactions between the characters were funny enough, the villain method of capturing the minds and hearts of consumers (now you know where the Apple in Appleseed comes from :) ) and some hidden gems like the quote "A human, a cyborg and a bioroid working together... Only in Olympus". It was nice to get a glimpse of the world outside Olympus, too.

Bottom line: they tried too hard. I also watched the English dub version, which may or may not have taken some soul out of the film. It was enjoyable to watch, but a simple story dragged on by useless action scenes (and by useless I mean not furthering the story) can only go so far.

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