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Rating: 8 stars

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Japan sequel prequel future earth cyborg Wasteland mecha robot dubbed

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Seen on: 08/11/2019

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Appleseed Alpha (2014)

Directed by Shinji Aramaki

Action | Science Fiction | Animation

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human’s future hope, the legendary city of Olympus.

Rated R | Length 90 minutes

Actors

Tesshou Genda | Junichi Suwabe | Katsunosuke Hori | Hiroki Touchi | Kaori Nazuka | Hiroki Takahashi | Aoi Yuki | Yuka Komatsu

Viewing Notes

Another Shinji Aramaki flick! Love the animation style in his films. Kinda like watching a nice long cutscene on PS4. I would like to play a mission-based video game with these characters in this environment. The graphics are perfect for it.

This is my favorite of the Aramaki Appleseed films. Didn’t realize it was a prequel to his other films until I watched him discuss the story in the extras. That left me scratching my head b/c IIRC Deunan is being chased down in the wasteland by Bri in that first movie so I’m not sure what happened between this story where they are left to search for Olympus and that first movie where they are separated and not friendly towards each other. So weird.

That said, I’m glad I didn’t know this was a prequel b/c that would’ve undercut the tension… like will they survive the end? I’d like to own this one (and hell Aramaki’s other Appleseed films). Two Horns is such an excellent character that really has me wanting a sequel to this story so we can see him again. There’s an evil AI Robot, Nyx, that’s female voiced b/c the robot is modeled on a female figure and it’s so damn funny they did that. Like what’s the purpose of giving a service (she’s an assassin / bodyguard model) robot boobs? Like why??? She’s a great character but watching her slink along with her built-in high heel boots is hilarious. It makes zero practical sense.

This is so bizarre; Japanese production but no Japanese audio track yet there’s French, Portuguese and Spanish! And there’s a Japanese commentary track! WTH

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