JPEG image Type: movie
Genre: Science fiction, dark future, cyberpunk
Dub/Sub: Subtitled
Length: 70 minutes
Copyright date: 1988/1991
Animation quality: 6
Why: V, al
General overall quality: 6.5
Distributed by: U.S. Renditions

Appleseed at its worst, is just-another-police anime. But I think that it is probably a little better then that. Appleseed is brought to you by the same people that brought us the animes Black Magic M-66, and Dominion Tank Police and has a similar feel to both of those.

It is the future, a time after World War III. The place is the utopian megacity of Olympus. Things are reasonability peaceful between the two types of residents those that are human and the bioroids, a type of artificial humanoid, until a anti-bioroid group, led by the cyborg A.J. Sabastian, begins committing acts of terror.

It is up to a special police force, and especially the officers, Deunan Knute and her cyborg partner Briareos Hecatonchires to track down and stop A.J. Sabastian.

Deunan and Briareos have their hands full, however. Including:

Appleseed is not too bad, and if you liked Black Magic and Dominion then you will probably enjoy Appleseed, as well. There are several cross references among these three anime, a character, or perhaps a written reference.

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