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Ten years after Japan withdrew from the U.N., cut their ties with all the nations of the Earth, and built an impenetrable electromagnetic field to prevent any outsiders from entering their borders, a high-tech American commando unit is dispatched on an unofficial mission to penetrate the shield surrounding the country and gather information about their highly advanced robotics program. The year is 2077, and Japan has been accused of conducting illegal robotics research. As a result, the leaders of Japan have ...
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Ten years after Japan withdrew from the U.N., cut their ties with all the nations of the Earth, and built an impenetrable electromagnetic field to prevent any outsiders from entering their borders, a high-tech American commando unit is dispatched on an unofficial mission to penetrate the shield surrounding the country and gather information about their highly advanced robotics program. The year is 2077, and Japan has been accused of conducting illegal robotics research. As a result, the leaders of Japan have decided to construct a massive electromagnetic field known as RACE to prevent any further meddling in their domestic affairs. Meanwhile, back in the United States, an elite commando unit dubbed SWORD launches a surprise attack on a powerful Nipponese conglomerate known as Daiwa Heavy Industries and nearly captures primary android Saito (voice of Akio Otsuka). The leader of SWORD is fearless commando Vexille (voice of Meisa Kuroki), and though she may have failed to capture Saito Vexille is determined to succeed at her team's next mission. American intelligence has gathered that Daiwa has recently made substantial advancements in the realm of robotics, and despite the difficulty of breaching Japan's borders they are determined to learn these valuable trade secrets. In order to make this happen, Vexille and her boyfriend Leon (voice of Shosuke Tanihara) will have seventy-two hours to lead their team into Japan, gather the information on Daiwa's robotics program, and get out. It's a secret mission that hasn't been officially sanctioned by the U.S. government, but could benefit that current leaders and politicians greatly. But once in Japan Vexille is separated from the group, and quickly discovers that Saito has been awaiting their arrival. Upon awakening in a barrio-like district that was once the capital of Japan, Vexille quickly teams with resistance fighter Maria (voice of Yasuko Matsuyuki) - a former girlfriend of Leon's who also harbors a growing grudge against Daiwa. Later, after Vexille gathers the necessary resources and locates the rest of her team, she, Leon, and Maria lead a daring attack on Daiwa's artificial, offshore fortress.
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Special Features

Opening comments from the Locarno Film Festival; Sori's work as an animation creator; Voice acting footage - voice of Vexille; Creating the cities in Vexille; 2007 Tokyo International Anime Fair event; Sori's guest lecture at digital Hollywood Tokyo; Voice acting footage - Voice of Leon; An old friend visits Sori; Behind-the-scenes footage of Ichi; Creating Vexille's 3D animation; Voice acting footage - Other cast members; Creating the music in Vexille - Part 1; Creating the music in Vexille - Part 2; Vexille's premiere; Sori's closing comments; The secrets of Vexille; Original TV spots and previews; Funimation trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2008
  • UPC: 704400095924
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Funimation Prod
  • Region Code: A
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: Blu-ray

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Meisa Kuroki Voice Only
Shosuke Tanihara Voice Only
Yasuko Matsuyuki Voice Only
Takahiro Sakurai Voice Only
Romi Park Voice Only
Tetsuya Kakihara Voice Only
Akio Ôtsuka Voice Only
Toshiyuki Morikawa Voice Only
Technical Credits
Fumihiko Sori Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Kazuya Hamana Executive Producer
Haruka Handa Screenwriter
Toru Hishiyama Production Designer
Koji Kasamatsu Sound/Sound Designer
Toshiaki Nakazawa Producer
Paul Oakenfold Score Composer
Ichiro Takase Producer
Yumiko Yoshihara Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    When Great Animation Strikes!

    While amazing moives like Appleseed and Appleseed Ex Machina rely on fictional work that already exists, Vexille is pretty original. Although it shares the same type of animation and plot structure as the Appleseed movies, Vexille possesses a certainty in its philosophy that is refreshing. Vexille has a touch of most genres with a strong sci-fi influence and a hint of romance. The animation is beautiful and the voice acting powerful. All in all, I strongly recommend this title.

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