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 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 Ôki Tamio Ôki ... 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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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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Trivia

There is a Super Famicom video game released in Japan in August 26, 1994 called: Appurushido: Purometeusu no Shintaku (Appleseed: Oracle of Prometheus). See more »

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

Quotes

Deunan: It was a hologram!
Brialeos Hecatombcales: Sure was! Pretty crap one too!
Deunan: It really gets on my tits that she wouldn't see us face to face.
Brialeos Hecatombcales: Yeah, too good to come into close contact with us humans.
Deunan: So I suppose we follow her orders just like she said.
Brialeos Hecatombcales: Sure. No turning back now!
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Followed by Appleseed Ex Machina (2007) See more »

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Crystal Celebration
Performed by Risa Yuuki
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Tired but watchable, one to borrow rather than buy
21 February 2004 | by SteveRaccoonSee all my reviews

The animation quality here is decidedly below par IMO, regardless of the age of the OAV. The plot itself makes sense, but the characters don't.

This might sound picky, but considering that the city of Olympus is almost exclusively populated by living machines, would YOU feel comfortable there as a human? Would any machine ever emulate human arrogance, short-sightedness and greed quite so effectively? I doubt it. There are some pointers towards this in the movie, but only when the team can be bothered to put them in, by and large the 'bioroids' (or whatever they are) are interchangeable with human characters. Seems sloppy to me.

The main characters seem to have some kind of emotional entanglement, though no light is shed on this. Little light is shed on the backstory at all, a great pity. The short length of the film coupled with the focus on mecha and the crime means that we don't see any character depth. The groundwork's all down, yet we're left with no finished product. A cropped version of this OAV would have made a great TV episode, once some character sub-plots had been established.

The highlights of this short film are the mecha designs and the action/espionage.

The flaws really start to show through once you've had a chance to digest all the goings-on, so I couldn't recommend this for owning, but it's certainly worth a watch or two! Whilst this review is mostly negative, I really do think it's worth your time to watch this, but it's not something to rush out and buy.

In a nutshell: A watchable wasted opportunity.


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Language:

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Release Date:

20 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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