Director: Shinji Aramaki Cast: Ai Kobayashi, Jurota Kosugi, Yuki Matsuoka
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Masamune Shirow's celebrated manga of the fusion of humans and technology in a world devastated by war has been given a new and visually impressive adaptation in this anime drama. In the year 2131 A.D., Deunen Knute (voice of Ai Kobayashi) is a female warrior for hire who, after encountering her former lover Briareos (voice of Jurota Kosugi), discovers he's not the man he once was -- he's now part human and part robot. As Deunen and Briareos venture into the high-tech city of Olympus, they meet Hitomi (voice of Yuki Matsuoka), who is a member of a genetically engineered race of strong and intelligent beings who have taken over rule of the city. They have not done so without resistance, and Deunen and Briareos join forces with Hitomi and her cohorts when rebels launch an attack on the city. But while she defends Olympus, Deunen begins to suspect she has a greater alliance to those who wish to defeat Olympus than those who defend it. Appleseed (aka Appurushido) was previously filmed in 1988; this version incorporates new digital animation technology which combines the look of rounded, three-dimensional images with the visual style of the traditional pen-and-ink process.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/2009
UPC: 0702727206627
Original Release: 2004
Rating: TV-14
Source: Section 23
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:45:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary with Shinji Aramaki (director) & Fumihiko Sori (producer); Production staff profiles; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ai Kobayashi Deunan
Jurota Kosugi Briareos
Yuki Matsuoka Hitomi

Technical Credits
Shinji Aramaki Director,Production Designer
Digital Frontier Producer
Haruka Handa Screenwriter
Tsutomu Kamishiro Screenwriter
Koji Kasamatsu Sound/Sound Designer
Norio Konishi Associate Producer
John Ledford Executive Producer
Sumiji Miyake Executive Producer
Fumihiko Sori Producer
Tetsuya Takahashi Score Composer
Eiichi Takahashi Executive Producer
Yusaku Toyoshima Co-producer
Hidenori Ueki Producer
Naoko Watanabe Producer
Shin Yasui Musical Direction/Supervision

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this anime. I fell into it when one of my best friend's showed me the trailer for it. This is beautifully made, and it keeps your attention. Love it! It's one of the strongest and best piece in my collection. Splurg on the limited addition. You know you want to... ^_^;;;
Guest More than 1 year ago
Man this movie is so awesome! My friend got this and we both watched it we loved it. I love the artwork.