Appleseed (2004, Science Fiction Mecha CG Anime) – 7/10 movie review

Cast / crew
Writer (Original Comic Book) Seishinsha: Masamune Shirow
Writer (Screenplay): Haruka Handa
Writer (Screenplay): Tsutomu Kamishiro
Producer: Hidenori Ueki
Producer: Naoko Watanabe
Producer CG: Yusaku Toyoshima
Director CG: Yasuhiro Ohtsuka
Producer: Fumihiko Sori
Director: Shinji Aramaki
Ai Kobayashi: Deunan
Jurota Kosugi: Briarios
Yuki Matsuoka: Hitomi
Mami Koyama: Athena
Asumi Miwa: Motion Actor: Deunan
Takao Miyashita: Motion Actor: Briareos
Tomomi Kato: Motion Actor: Hitomi
Kouko Furuta: Motion Actor: Athena
Ai Kobayashi: Facial Model: Deunan
Yuki Matsuoka: Facial Model: Hitomi
Kouko Furuta: Facial Model: Athena
Copyright Holder: Masamune Shirow

Appleseed (2004)

7/10

Yeah, but the last letter of the password? This cool, great-looking Japanese animation features an ambitious scenario and generally superlative animation (occasional facial animation is a little less than outstanding). The English dub is good. Where it does fall down is that the story doesn’t make much sense in how it gets from one scene to another and that the first outstanding action scene (produced and directed as a test before committing to the remaining 95 minutes) is the best of the movie.

This movie contains mild swear words, mild adult dialogue and some extreme violence, strong martial arts violence, gory and unpleasant scenes and mild nudity.

Classified 12A by BBFC. Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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