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Appleseed Alpha (2014)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi | 15 July 2014 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Yuka Komatsu ... Deunan Knute (voice)
Jun'ichi Suwabe ... Briareos Hecatonchires (voice) (as Junichi Suwabe)
... Iris (voice)
Hiroki Takahashi ... Olson (voice)
Hiroki Touchi ... Talos (voice)
Kaori Nazuka ... Nyx (voice)
Katsunosuke Hori ... Matthews (voice)
... Two Horns (voice)
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Elizabeth Bunch ... Nyx (voice)
Wendel Calvert ... Two Horns (voice)
... Deunan Knute (voice)
Adam Gibbs ... Olson (voice)
Chris Hutchinson ... Matthews (voice)
... Briareos Hecatonchires (voice)
... 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.


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

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New viewers who had never seen the original "Appleseed", which this film is a reboot of and were unfamiliar with the "Appleseed" franchise, were puzzled on why the film is called "Appleseed Alpha". The main protagonists Deunan Knute and Briareos are refereed to as Appleseeds. It is explained by Hitomi that the duo are like Appleseeds and wherever they will travel, they will bring hope and others will follow them. See more »

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terrific animation in search of a plot
25 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

The oddly named Appleseed Alpha is essentially a series of action sequences punctuated by bland dialogue and weak attempts at character development. First, the story and dialogue are particularly weak and unoriginal. As someone unfamiliar with the comic book series on which the film was based, I was hoping for a little more back story or at least a little more information about the characters and their motivations. Second, the characters are lifeless and unlikeable, and the relationship between the protagonist and her cyborg partner is nearly devoid of humanity--nothing like the cyborg-human relationship in Ghost in the Shell. Strangely, most of the human characters seemed more like cyborgs than the cyborgs did. The animation is the film's saving grace, however, and hardcore anime fans will appreciate the detailed and amazingly lifelike characters and environments. The voice acting is also decent, considering the laughably bad dialogue. Bottom line: I don't recommend it unless you're a serious anime fan who has run out of things to watch.


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