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Appleseed Alpha (2014)

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A tough, cute woman and a cyborg arrive at a depopulated, post WW3 Times Sq. They leave the ruins of NYC with 2 on a secret mission.

Director:

Shinji Aramaki

Writers:

Marianne Krawczyk (screenplay), Shirow Masamune (original story) (as Masamune Shirow)
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Credited cast:
Yuka Komatsu Yuka Komatsu ... Deunan Knute (voice)
Jun'ichi Suwabe ... Briareos Hecatonchires (voice) (as Junichi Suwabe)
Aoi Yûki ... Iris (voice)
Hiroki Takahashi Hiroki Takahashi ... Olson (voice)
Hiroki Touchi Hiroki Touchi ... Talos (voice)
Kaori Nazuka Kaori Nazuka ... Nyx (voice)
Katsunosuke Hori Katsunosuke Hori ... Matthews (voice)
Tesshô Genda ... Two Horns (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Bunch Elizabeth Bunch ... Nyx (voice)
Wendel Calvert Wendel Calvert ... Two Horns (voice)
Luci Christian ... Deunan Knute (voice)
Adam Gibbs Adam Gibbs ... Olson (voice)
Chris Hutchinson Chris Hutchinson ... Matthews (voice)
David Matranga ... Briareos Hecatonchires (voice)
Brina Palencia ... Iris / Hitomi (voice)
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Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human's future hope, the legendary city of Olympus. Written by SAI

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To find Olympus, they must fight to survive.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence throughout, and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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The film is a reboot to the original "Appleseed" directed by Shinji Aramaki and follows a different series of events and does not follow the "Appleseed" movie canon, despite being directed by the same director of the previous movies. See more »

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Great addition to the franchise
9 November 2014 | by malignanceSee all my reviews

Appleseed is one of my favourite anime series of all time. I think the magic of the series is the relationship of Deunan and Briareos, which is the main "glue" which holds the series together.

This movie cements that with an early look at their pre-ESWAT days, (Especial Weapons & Tactics) for those not in the know.

Unlike the first movie Appleseed and its follow-up Ex Machina, there are no glittering towers of beautiful buildings or people/bioroids living in a harmonious Utopia in the city of Olympus. This is a bombed to Hell urban landscape of mankind's own making and Deunan and Briareos do their best to exist in it while keeping sane and still in love with each other.

The CGI is good, NOT great, but still very good at conveying this while the story, involving stopping a madman cyborg from kick starting another war is involving and action packed.

It's also nice to hear David Matranga and Luci Christian continuing to do the voice acting for these two, I don't think Appleseed would be the same with these two talented voice actors.

Our two heroes do their best and there are moments of real passion of dialogue in the movie, also some fun moments with witty banter while they take down battle droids out in the dust bowls of former cities reduced to dust.

In summation, if your looking for a great intro to the Appleseed story, this is a good place to start, you'll see great action, good anime and a hint at the end of a follow-up movie which will no doubt continue their relationship when they reach Paradise (Olympus).


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Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Appleseed: Alpha See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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