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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?

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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 ... Deunan (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi ... Briareos (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Athena (voice)
Miho Yamada Miho Yamada ... Nike (voice)
Yuki Matsuoka Yuki Matsuoka ... Hitomi (voice)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ... Yoshitsune (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Uranus (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Hades (voice)
Tadahisa Saizen Tadahisa Saizen ... Kudoh (voice)
Emi Shinohara ... Dr. Gilliam (voice)
Hirotake Nagata Hirotake Nagata ... Elder (voice)
Ikuo Nishikawa Ikuo Nishikawa ... Seven Old Men (voice)
Ryûji Nakagi Ryûji Nakagi ... 1st Elder Electryon (voice)
Takehiro Koyama Takehiro Koyama ... Elder (voice)
Toshihiko Kuwagai Toshihiko Kuwagai ... Elder (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?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Humanity's last chance for survival.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 April 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Appleseed See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

JPY 62,189,982 (Japan), 18 April 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$79,818, 17 January 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$129,135
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released a decade before the reboot "Appleseed Alpha". 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

Deunan: We have to believe that life is what we make of it!
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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

Followed by Appleseed Ex Machina (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Luck
(feat. Lisa Kekaula)
Written and Performed by Basement Jaxx (Simon Ratcliffe (as Ratcliffe) / Felix Buxton (as Buxton)) and Lisa Kekaula (as Kekaula)
Produced by Basement Jaxx
PUBLISHED BY UNIVERSAL MUSIC, MELE KEKAULA MUSIC (BMI)
USA KEKAULA APPEARS BY COURTESY OF THE BELLRAYS C/O POPTONES/TELESTAR RECORDS
COURTESY OF XL RECORDINGS LIMITED WWW.XLRECORDINGS.COM
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Great visuals and sound, but not a good movie
8 December 2004 | by AlainSSee all my reviews

This movie astonished me in two ways. First the visuals and sounds are more than breathtaking, but on the other hand I wondered how they can tell the story in such a confusing way. Maybe it was the subtitles, but it just didn't feel right. The storytelling never minded to explain the background a bit more.

The movie reminded me of the Korean anime "Wonderful Days", which also had great visuals but the story just didn't fit seamless.

That said, if you like last generation visual animation, good sound and a lot of action this is *the* movie for you. And the story is not bad, but missing pieces.

Animation: 10/10 Story: 6/10


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