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Appleseed (1988)

Appurushîdo (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 20 October 1993
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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 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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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 »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The region 2 UK DVD includes a audio commentary track by Larissa Murray and Jonathan Clements. See more »

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

Quotes

Deunan: I'm going to investigation.
Brialeos Hecatombcales: Huh? You can't be serious! What for?
Deunan: Cuz, I wanna find this son of a bitch and kill em!
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Alternate Versions

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

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Followed by Appleseed Ex Machina (2007) See more »

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Adequate adaptation of a manga classic
7 September 2003 | by Sentinel-15See all my reviews

Based on the manga (comic) of well-known artist Masamune Shirow, this animated feature was a slight disappointment to me.

The story is good, but the animation is merely "OK" while it could/should have been mindblowing. The movie is IMO adequate, but seems somehow flat & uninspired, if you know what I mean. A wasted opportunity, if you consider that another work by Shirow, "Ghost In The Shell", is considered a classic in many respects. It set new standards for Japanese animation, and spawned, among other things, a brilliant series called "GiTS: Stand Alone Complex".

I consider this worth a rental, unless you're a fan of Shirow and want it all. Do check out the original manga, which comes highly recommended.


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