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Appleseed XIII 

Appurushîdo XIII (original title)
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Following World War V, a global-scale conflict fought with non-nuclear weapons that almost halved the earth's population, the city-nation of Olympus stands as a beacon of hope in a world of chaos.
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Kôichi Yamadera ...  Briareos 13 episodes, 2011
Maaya Sakamoto ...  Deunan Knute 13 episodes, 2011
Mikako Takahashi ...  Hitomi 13 episodes, 2011
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Jerome Fifty-Seven Jerome Fifty-Seven ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2011
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Cris George Cris George ...  Baxter 13 episodes, 2011
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In the fallout of a global nuclear war, humans coexist with bioroids-clones made of the best human DNA-in the thriving city of Olympus. Mechsuit mercenary Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos lead an elite paramilitary task force to take down anti-clone terrorists bent on bombing their post-apocalyptic paradise into oblivion. Together the soldiers unleash heavy artillery as they track a trail of dead bioroids, override an atomic warhead, and destroy stolen mecha to protect the future of humanity from total annihilation. Written by Anonymous

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2011 (Japan) See more »

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Poor presentation of the Appleseed saga
6 March 2017 | by SnootzSee all my reviews

When is Appleseed not Appleseed? When the characters do not act according to their true natures.

First visuals, then plot. The only thing I find positive to say about this anime is that Deunan is as cute as ever. That may sound condescending and sexist, but it's not. In contrast-- they changed the face of Briarios and he looks like a robot rabbit. Not sure what happened there.

The animation is weak and looks rushed. Not the worst I've seen, but does not live up to Appleseed's reputation. Deunan and Briarios both look more cartoonish than fleshed out. The fight scenes and effects are weak and the movie is filled with repeated "stained glass" images that appear to be from Greek mythology. What they have to do with the plot or what makes it necessary to show those scenes over and over (and over and over) is anyone's guess.

Plot: slow moving. Stodgy. Often boring. At times irritating (the repeated stained glass scenes). A real yawner. But most offensive was the attack at the heart of Appleseed: the relationship between Deunan and Briarios. This has always been a relationship etched in marble, on both their parts. Neither one has doubted the other. They have both had full and constant faith on one another. They have always had each others backs.

In this presentation Deunan is portrayed as an emotional tantrum who has lost her sense of who Briarios is and what he has been to her. She accuses him of having eight eyes but still not seeing her (maybe because his other 6 aren't in this movie). Briarios on the other hand questions both her skills and ability to survive, objecting to her going on a dangerous mission. This is so unlike these characters it makes one wince-- and so counter to the core of Appleseed that it spoils the entire film.

If this were by any other name, it would be moderately tolerable anime, but still poor plot and directing (seriously... that Greek stained glass is just too much). But this is Appleseed, and the presentation dropped in our laps is unacceptably lame. I feel I'm being generous in giving it four stars, but it doesn't quite drop into the 3-star-and-under "bad movie" category. It's just disappointing,trite, and disloyal to the Appleseed franchise. The plot is slow and pondering, the relationships questionable. It misrepresents the heart of the series-- and Appleseed without heart isn't Appleseed.


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