Wednesday, May 4, 2011
otakunicks retro reviews (appleseed)
hey guys i'm back with another retro review and this time i am looking at appleseed sum of you are probably scratching your heads thinking how is this a retro review the appleseed movie came out in the mid 2000's well yes there was a appleseed movie in the 2000's but i am looking at its predecessor witch was made back in 1988 and in my opinion its the spearer film
now appleseed was originally a manga written by Shirow, Masamune back in 1985 who other then making appleseed also made ghost in the shell and most recently real drive so needless to say this story is coming from a man well versed in cyberpunk story's
and story is where appleseed shines After World War 3 the General Management Control Office construct an experimental city known as Olympus inhabited by humans, cyborgs and bioriods. Bioriods are a genetically engineered being created to serve mankind. They run all administration of Olympus. Olympus was meant to be a utopian society. But for some it is less of a utopia and more of a cage. Calon Mautholos, an Olympus city police officer, is one of these people. Calon secretly conspires with a terrorist, A. J. Sebastian, to destroy Gaia, a super computer that runs Olympus. Out to stop them are Olympus city police SWAT team members Deunan Knute and Briareos Hecatonchires. Deunan and Briareos are determined to stop the terrorist plot by any means necessary.
as for voice work id have to say its around above the norm for the 80's and the ENG dub is not haff bad i can say the only reason i watch it in Japanese is because thats what i first watched it in witch is saying sum thing for a 80's movie
and speaking on the 80's the art, animation style and even the music are obviously 80's witch is not necessarily a bad thing a lot of the best OVAs and movies come from the 80's in my opinion
over all i have to say if your a fan of cyberpunk and of the maker of ghost in the shell watch this movie it dusint tie into the newer movies but its still worth the watch