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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 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 »


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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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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The region 1 DVD includes a hidden music video. To access it, go to the DVD's Main Menu go to the "Special Features" section and there highlight the menu entry that says "Main Menu". Now press your Right button and the highlight on the screen will disappear altogether. Press your Enter button now and you will get to see a hidden trailer/music video for Appleseed. 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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The version aired on Syi-Fi's Ani-Monday censors the profanity. See more »

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HiGH-TeCH HYJiNX FRoM THe CReaToR oF 'GHoST iN THe SHeLL'***8/10***
5 September 2002 | by framer94See all my reviews

This anime is unique on the grounds that it explores more 'science-fact' rather than 'science fiction,' and makes the viewer believe much of what is being viewed is a factual prediction of the future earth.

Appleseed, which is based on the 1985 manga of the same name, is set in the post-apocalyptic aftermath of WWIII. A new breed of governemnet and scraped what remains of the world's government to put together an experimental utopia, 'Olypus' suposidly free of the past-world's troubles and strives. Deunan Natt, and Buliareous Heckatonickles are two of the best in the Police Force, and just when they thought they couldn't get more bullets coming their way, they're asigned to takeout a camatose terroist, AJ Sebastian, who's goal it is to destory Olympus. on the gorunds of it 'enslaving' human destiny.

Firstly, anyone who watches this can see how cheesy it is, but despite this, theres is alot more to consider about it than meets the eye. For stance, your confussed into believing who is the real bad guy-- the terrorist's moral values outway those of the Police & Government, yet what they're doing is rightly good also.

The animation goes from strength to strength, and isn't anything like AKIRA, but it's moderate for 80's B movie OVAs. The mecha design is seemingly bizzare, but factual and controversial. There are also references to make us aware of the physics side of the technolodgy used. One thing which puzzled me about this anime were that there were contious references towards greek mytholodgy, especiallin the characters names.

The analogue quality of the film though, doggs the whole thing from start to finish, with poor lighting, and fuzzy AV-recording.

All around, it's a highly enjoyable watch, with some laughable scnes in place, if your into anime of cause. ***8/10***


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