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Appleseed (2004)

Appurushîdo (original title)
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In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?

Director:

Shinji Aramaki

Writers:

Shirow Masamune (comic) (as Masamune Shirow), Haruka Handa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ai Kobayashi Ai Kobayashi ... Deyunan (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi ... Buriareosu (voice)
Yuki Matsuoka Yuki Matsuoka ... Hitomi (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Atena (voice)
Miho Yamada Miho Yamada ... Nike (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Uranosu (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Hadesu (voice)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ... Yoshitsune (voice)
Ryûji Nakagi Ryûji Nakagi ... Shichiken rô Erekutoryuon (voice)
Fumio Matsuoka Fumio Matsuoka ... Shichiken rô Oionosu (voice)
Hirotake Nagata Hirotake Nagata ... Shichiken rô Kadomosu (voice)
Norihiko Kuwagaki Norihiko Kuwagaki ... Shichiken rô Guraukosu / Shichiken rô (voice)
Yoshiyuki Kaneko Yoshiyuki Kaneko ... Shichiken rô Deukarion (voice)
Ikuo Nishikawa Ikuo Nishikawa ... Shichiken rô Hesutia (voice)
Takehiro Koyama Takehiro Koyama ... Shichiken rô Raiosu (voice)
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Storyline

In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?

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Humanity's last chance for survival.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Initially licensed by Genenon, the film was dubbed into English by Animaze. When the license went to Sentai Filmworks several years later, they redubbed it using the voice cast from the sequel, Appleseed Ex Machina (2007). See more »

Goofs

When Deunan follows Briareos into the locker room all of the locker doors are closed. After Briareos exits, she roundhouse kicks a now open locker door. See more »

Quotes

Athena: What a creature is man, he would choose to cage himself so willingly?
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Alternate Versions

The film was re-released on Blu-ray by Sentai Filmworks with an all new English dub in 2010. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ju-Rei: The Uncanny (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Bump Over Hill
Words & Music by Boom Boom Satellites
Performed by Boom Boom Satellites
Produced by Boom Boom Satellites
COURTESY OF SONY MUSIC RECORDS INC.
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does justice to the source, validates 3D rendering for anime characters, and exceeds expectations
22 January 2005 | by shaidarharanSee all my reviews

rating - 10/10 (saw it subbed). I would give it an 11 if I could. After reading a 5.6/10 and watching, the movie far exceeded any expectation I had, that I could have dreamed of. Having read all of the manga and data books, this movie not only captures but adds to them. The 3D style looks better in motion than in screen shots, validating its place in Anime's future (for characters, Ghost in the Shell already displayed the awesome extent to which environments can benefit). The mechanical engineering (just wait until you see the cannons) of EVERYTHING is superlative. The complexity and detail of the city is awe inspiring. Every scene has this attention to detail. And the action? Just watch the beginning of the movie to understand how cool the ride is going to be, because I assure you, it does not let up. Well worth any price of admission.

This is a work of love, a commitment to total quality. I see the score increasing rapidly in the near future.

Thank you Shinji Aramaki, Masamune Shirow (comic)

Haruka Handa (screenplay) & Tsutomu Kamishiro (screenplay)


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 April 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,869, 16 January 2005

Gross USA:

$129,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,650,432
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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