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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ai Kobayashi ... Deunan (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi ... Briareos (voice)
... Athena (voice)
Miho Yamada ... Nike (voice)
Yuki Matsuoka ... Hitomi (voice)
... Yoshitsune (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Uranus (voice)
... Hades (voice)
Tadahisa Saizen ... Kudoh (voice)
... Dr. Gilliam (voice)
Hirotake Nagata ... Elder (voice)
Ikuo Nishikawa ... Seven Old Men (voice)
Ryûji Nakagi ... 1st Elder Electryon (voice)
Takehiro Koyama ... Elder (voice)
Toshihiko Kuwagai ... Elder (voice)
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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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Humanity's last chance for survival.


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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17 April 2004 (Japan)  »

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Appleseed  »

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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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The film takes place in 2131. See more »

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When Briareos' weapon is sliced into pieces, the places where the gun is cut can be seen before the cuts are made. See more »

Quotes

Deunan: We have to believe that life is what we make of it!
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References Black Magic M-66 (1987) See more »

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Music by Marc Leclair
Performed by Akufen
Produced by Marc Leclair
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does justice to the source, validates 3D rendering for anime characters, and exceeds expectations
22 January 2005 | by See 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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