Appleseed

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Overview

This prime example of Japanse anime is, as might be expected, set in the future. The experimental metropolis of Olympus is plagued by an elusive terrorist organization. Two members of a crack SWAT team are dispatched to find and neutralize the villains. Generally, the plotline is the hardest thing to fathom in a Japanese cartoon feature: Appleseed avoids this pitfall with solid story values. Another plus: the near-flawless English-language dubbing.
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Overview

This prime example of Japanse anime is, as might be expected, set in the future. The experimental metropolis of Olympus is plagued by an elusive terrorist organization. Two members of a crack SWAT team are dispatched to find and neutralize the villains. Generally, the plotline is the hardest thing to fathom in a Japanese cartoon feature: Appleseed avoids this pitfall with solid story values. Another plus: the near-flawless English-language dubbing.
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Special Features

4x3 Digital transfer; English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Japanese Stereo; English and Japanese languages; English subtitles; Character bios; Japanese production credits; Manga previews; Manga fan club; Web links
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tony Nigro
Not just another post-apocalypse utopia anime, Appleseed is loosely based on the popular manga of the same name -- specifically, it best resembles the comic's second book. The story is set after the devastation of World War III in the Orwellian city of Olympus, where half-human and half-robot creations called "Biodroids" rule. Deemed the "perfect" creation, the 'droids keep life in Olympus carefully controlled and monitored; but humanity strikes back, and a band of terrorists plot to destroy Olympus's central computer, Gaia, in order to restore freedom to mankind. Appleseed freely blends symbolism from Greek mythology with its dystopian settings, and the audacious story of one man's revenge on a utopian society is relentlessly subtle in blurring the lines dividing right and wrong, good and evil. And while this feat is not as well-accomplished as in its parent manga, this original video anime is a must-see in the realm of humanist science fiction -- in line with the amazing Ghost in the Shell, another master work based on the manga of Appleseed creator Masamune Shirow.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2001
  • UPC: 660200407926
  • Original Release: 1988
  • Rating:

  • Source: Manga Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Time: 1:08:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Toshio Furukawa Calon
Technical Credits
Kazuyoshi Katayama Director, Screenwriter
Shinji Nakagawa Executive Producer
Hiroaki Ogura Art Director
Hirohiko Sueyoshi Executive Producer
Yutaka Takahashi Executive Producer
Norimasa Yamanaka Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Access
1. Brave New World [7:26]
2. The Olympians [7:58]
3. The Fires Of Tartarus [8:03]
4. Athena's Wisdom [7:56]
5. A promethean Plan [4:25]
6. Traitorous Paths [6:56]
7. Battle Lines [8:42]
8. Gaia [7:02]
9. Fire From Heaven [6:00]
10. The Credits [2:16]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Disc Set-up
   Special Features
      Character Bios
         Deunan Knute
         Briareos Hecatonchires
         Hitomi
         Athena Alleus
         A.J. Sebastian
      Japanese Production Credits
      Manga Video Previews
      Merchandise & Catalogue
      Manga DVD Catalogue
         Streetfighter Alpha
         Streetfighter II V
         Ghost In The Shell
         Black Jack
         Wings Of Honneamise
         Angel Cop
         Macross II
         Perfect Blue
         Ninja Scroll
         Macross Plus
         Tokyo Fist
         Testuo II: Body Hammer
         General Chaos: Uncensored Animation
         Secret Adventures Of Tom Thumb
         Devil Man
         The Castle Of Cagliostro
         Patlabor 1 & 2
      Palm Pictures DVD Previews
      Weblinks
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