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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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Shirow Masamune (comic) (as Masamune Shirow), Haruka Handa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ai Kobayashi Ai Kobayashi ... Deunan (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi ... Briareos (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Athena (voice)
Miho Yamada Miho Yamada ... Nike (voice)
Yuki Matsuoka Yuki Matsuoka ... Hitomi (voice)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ... Yoshitsune (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Uranus (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Hades (voice)
Tadahisa Saizen Tadahisa Saizen ... Kudoh (voice)
Emi Shinohara ... Dr. Gilliam (voice)
Hirotake Nagata Hirotake Nagata ... Elder (voice)
Ikuo Nishikawa Ikuo Nishikawa ... Seven Old Men (voice)
Ryûji Nakagi Ryûji Nakagi ... 1st Elder Electryon (voice)
Takehiro Koyama Takehiro Koyama ... Elder (voice)
Toshihiko Kuwagai Toshihiko Kuwagai ... Elder (voice)
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Storyline

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?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Humanity's last chance for survival.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 April 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Appleseed See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,869, 16 January 2005

Gross USA:

$129,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,464,651
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Released a decade before the reboot "Appleseed Alpha". See more »

Goofs

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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Alternate Versions

The film was re-released on Blu-ray by Sentai Filmworks with an all new English dub in 2010. See more »

Connections

References Ghost in the Shell (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Bump Over Hill
Words & Music by Boom Boom Satellites
Performed by Boom Boom Satellites
Produced by Boom Boom Satellites
COURTESY OF SONY MUSIC RECORDS INC.
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Here's a bit of everything, violence and fighting scenes, hi-tech armory, some love and some conspiracy as well.
14 December 2005 | by scobbahSee all my reviews

First of all, this piece is brilliantly animated. Combining the visual effects with the sound effects this way makes me think of The Matrix, with fast cuts, some slow-motion sessions and of course a lot of doppler effects. I thought the plot was quite OK, not too original but not too hasty either. It has a good development I thought, and I have to admit that I were a bit worried for a while if it'd be able to sum things up in a good way, which I think it did quite well. Here's a bit of everything, violence and fighting scenes, hi-tech armory, some love and some conspiracy as well. I'll give this a 7/10. I can't say how much in fact the plot has earned these points, but if you like visual effects and fast-paced fighting scenes you're probably going to like this.


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