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Appleseed (1988)

Appurushîdo (original title)
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In a vast futuristic city, built on the ashes of the third world war, a police officer and her cyborg partner fight terrorism.

Director:

Kazuyoshi Katayama

Writers:

Kazuyoshi Katayama (screenplay), Shirow Masamune (manga) (as Masamune Shirow)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Katsuki ... Dunan (voice)
Yoshisada Sakaguchi ... Bularios (voice)
Toshiko Sawada ... Athena (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Karon (voice)
Mayumi Shô ... Hitomi (voice)
Nobuo Iwamoto Nobuo Iwamoto ... AJ (voice)
Kumiko Takizawa Kumiko Takizawa ... Nike (voice)
Yûji Mitsuya ... Yoshi (voice)
Tamio Ohki Tamio Ohki ... Nereus (voice)
Mika Doi ... Fleia (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Bronx (voice)
Masayuki Omoro Masayuki Omoro ... Anchor (voice)
Yasunori Matsumoto ... Cop (voice)
Kenichi Ono Kenichi Ono ... Cop (voice)
Yôsuke Akimoto Yôsuke Akimoto ... Newsman (voice)
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Storyline

Officer Deunan Knute and her cyborg partner Briaros Hecatonchires must prevent terrorists from gaining control of the Olympus city computer and causing massive chaos. As they fight to stop the terrorists and preserve their society, the question of who is actually in the right--their society, or the "terrorists"--continues to arise. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Urban combat in the city of dreams. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Appleseed See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally released on VHS in subtitled format by U.S. Renditions. See more »

Goofs

The grave that has flowers on it says "Christpher" when it should say "Christopher". See more »

Quotes

Deunan: What the hell's going on?
Brialeos Hecatombcales: I heard Hitomi in that truck!
Deunan: What?
Brialeos Hecatombcales: Remember, we're looking for a crooked cop!
Deunan: What? You can't mean Karon! I don't believe it!
Brialeos Hecatombcales: We know he thinks Olympus murdered his wife!
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Alternate Versions

The version aired on Syi-Fi's Ani-Monday censors the profanity. See more »

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Referenced in Chappie (2015) See more »

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Performed by Risa Yuuki
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A good and enjoyable anime and faithful (loyal, adequate) to the manga.
18 October 2013 | by JeliosjeliosSee all my reviews

A good anime and faithful (loyal, adequate) to the manga.

This animate movie, from the manga of Masamume Shirow "Appleseed", remains faithful. It includes the design, the characters and theirs characters, the tone and his comic, and one of the major story lines of the world of "Appleseed" are developed . Namely, through the city Olympus, the new world created for humans after the major global conflicts and their management by broods race created to manage and keep safe the humans. This "golden cage", as it's call in the animate movie, poses ethical problems through governance for the human world by non-human entities.

We can be a little unfortunate (disappointed) that the introduction out of the Olympus from the manga, is deliberately set aside to penetrate directly into the film's plot and probably to be consistent with the desired duration. But this shelving (lack) is recovered by a sequence in the film where the role (part) of Hitomi is explained about it.

The action, intrigue and pace (rhythm) of the film is very consistent. It's a very satisfactory achievement for this time and probably his budget.

The soundtrack is unobtrusive (discrete) but perfectly accompanies the action. A good and faithful manga.

The film is short (a little bit more than 1H) with a very good "rythm".


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