|Title (Japanese)||Appleseed||Art Sample
|Notes||OVA, 68 mins.
APPLESEED (Manga Video), 68 mins, cert 15, £11.99
UK video release of well-known anime, adapted from
equally well-known manga series available in English and
set, in the aftermath of a destructive world war, in the
idealised city of Olympus. There are tensions between
survivors and the new artificial humans (Bioroids), and
between factions of the city government. The two main
characters, Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos,
track down the perpetrators of a terrorist outrage. Fairly
sophisticated stuff with some interesting characters,
though there are some unconvincing plot elements. One
of my favourite pieces of anime, though the American-
style dubbing doesn't improve it and there are some
pointless changes to character and other names.
|Release||US:DVD, US:VHS, UK:VHS|
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