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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Trivia

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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17 December 2014 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

The IMDb rating is pretty much on.

For a 3D cgi flick in the tradition of Final Fantasy, it is no slouch, it is fun, it holds attention.

The CGI improves from year to year. When the characters walk off scene for example you would swear these are real people. Other movements, not so much. In 40 years they will be able to recreate any great actor from the past, I think, perfectly.

Hopefully I will not be here to see that.

The problem? Why mess with Appleseed? The thing about the AS franchise was the anime. You tune in for the anime. You get lost in the anime.

I even printed outside an oversize pic of Deunan from the original and keep it on the wall. I don't do that a lot. The point is not that I am crazy. The point is that Appleseed is to anime what Godfather is to live action.

So, no disrespect, but what's the point...?


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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

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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1.85 : 1
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