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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 »

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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 USA:

$66,869, 16 January 2005

Gross USA:

$129,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,464,651
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2131. See more »

Goofs

In the arm of Briareos there is a Tatoo written in Greek which directly transliterated would be "godsito erdso sum". Correctly would be "cogito ergo sum", but that sentence is not greek but latin/french (je pense donc je suis), and his author is Descartes. 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

Version of Appleseed (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Burns Attack
Music by Paul Oakenfold & Ian Green
Performed by Paul Oakenfold
Produced by Paul Oakenfold
COURTESY OF PAUL OAKENFOLD/PAUL OAKENFOLD LLC
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The most impressive animè in years
23 November 2004 | by shogun-20See all my reviews

I went to this movie with very high expectations, and after about 30 mins I knew this movie had already delivered.

I won't talk about the story (do a search on google if you want it spoiled) but I can say that the plot is interesting enough to keep the viewers attention. The pace of the movie feels very right, action scenes and slower character building scenes are vow en into each other without any of them feeling forced. Although the movie is not without cliché's, especially in some sentimental parts, they do not ruin the overall experience. I have not read the manga so I cannot comment on if it stays true to the source material.

Technically it's in a league of it's own. The 3d visuals were amazing, even on the low quality cinema I watched it in. The camera swoops in and out of the action and you end up just staring in awe at the screen. Designs and the attention to detail is incredible. What takes getting used to is the cell shading of the characters. Done to mimic 2d animation, the characters are not able to deliver the same amount of personality and emotions as the handrawn ones are. I wonder if it would look better with pure 3d characters ala Squares Advent Children. Sound effects were also excellent, and I thought the industrial techno soundtrack was very fitting.

All in all the most impressive anime movie I have seen so far, that is if it could be seen as an anime? The director was actually present at the screening I attended and he raised this question as well. Seeing as Appleseed was not made and does not look like any traditional anime at all why should it be considered as one? Maybe we are looking at a new genre in animated movies. If so the Appleseed has certainly set the new standards as to how it should be done.


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