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Appleseed Ex Machina (2007)

Appurushido: Ekusu makina (original title)
With Brialeos convalescing after a mission, Deunan is assigned a new and remarkably familiar partner as a strange wave of terrorist attacks plague Olympus.

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Shinji Aramaki

Writers:

Shirow Masamune (characters) (as Masamune Shirow), Kiyoto Takeuchi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ai Kobayashi Ai Kobayashi ... Deunan Knute (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Brialeos Hecatombcales (voice)
Yûji Kishi Yûji Kishi ... Tereus (voice)
Kong Kuwata Kong Kuwata ... Aeacus (voice)
Shinpachi Tsuji Shinpachi Tsuji ... Commander Lance (voice)
Gara Takashima Gara Takashima ... Athena (voice)
Rei Igarashi Rei Igarashi ... Nike (voice)
Rica Fukami Rica Fukami ... Yoshino (voice)
Takaya Hashi Takaya Hashi ... Dr. Kestner (voice)
Miyuki Sawashiro ... Hitomi (voice)
Yasuyuki Kase Yasuyuki Kase ... Yoshitsune (voice)
Takaya Kuroda Takaya Kuroda ... Arges (voice)
Naoko Kouda Naoko Kouda ... Dr. Xander (voice)
Atsushi Imaruoka Atsushi Imaruoka ... (voice)
Ken Yamaguchi Ken Yamaguchi ... (voice)
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Storyline

When a paramilitary task force called E.S.W.A.T. and its operations in the year 2133 Olympus, a futuristic utopia where humans, cyborgs, and bio-engineered human beings called "Bioroids" are attempting to live in perfect harmony. However, a series of random terrorist attacks perpetrated by cyborgs and humans alike threaten to throw Olympus into total chaos. As it turns out, these humans and machines have come under the influence of an unknown electronic signal that hacks into their nervous systems and they then become the unwilling servants of a malevolent computerized entity. Thrown into the action is the plucky female E.S.W.A.T. warrior Deunan Knute and her cyborg lover/partner Briareos as they investigate these bizarre occurrences with the other members of their unit. Things become complicated when a bioroid named Tereus, who resembles Briareous in his human form, joins their unit and threatens to come between their relationship. But these three must put aside their differences to ... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Where there's despair, hope comes in threes: a Human, a Cyborg and a Bioroid.


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Rated PG-13 for action/violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 October 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Appleseed Ex Machina See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (in selected theatres)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Music supervisor Haruomi Hosono is a founding member of famed Japanese band Yellow Magic Orchestra, pioneers of the techno and electro-pop genres. See more »

Quotes

Briareos: I'll always protect you, even if the world comes to an end.
Deunan Knute: I know you will.
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Connections

Follows Appleseed (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Rescue
Performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto & Haruomi Hosono & Yukihiro Takahashi
Courtesy of commmons/Avex Records
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State of the art anime!!!
6 March 2008 | by contact_vadSee all my reviews

While Appleseed from 2004 had a fantastic story, Ex Machina has the best graphics that I've ever seen since FF VII:Advent Children. If you are a fan of Ghost in the shell & Matrix this is for you "a must see anime" The connections between the first part and the second aren't many, so if you haven't watched the first part, there is nothing that you won't understand in this anime. Unlike some other anime with complexed plot and long boring scenes with never ending conversations, this is anime with great story (although as I said from the first part is better) and you won't wanna miss a second. The action scenes where cyborgs with big machine guns fight combined with awesome music will blow you away. Another good thing is that they aren't so much nasty bloody scenes like in the first part so this anime can only be watched by the younger audience. 10 out of 10 no doubt about it!


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