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hakojo



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:00 am Reply with quote
Honestly, my excitement about any new Appleseed adaptation wore off about a year ago, and I'm not entirely sure how I should feel about this. Closer to the manga always = better, though...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:10 am Reply with quote
I actually really like the art style. It's a whole lot more detailed than the awful looking first movie but with a distinct cartoonish look unlike the sequel.
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edzieba



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:35 am Reply with quote
An OVA series? Interesting. It appears CG is still unable to reproduce big 80's hair, though.
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hakojo



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:45 am Reply with quote
edzieba wrote:
It appears CG is still unable to reproduce big 80's hair, though.


Thaaaat's what's missing! Man, how could they even hope to make a good Appleseed adaptation by totally leaving out the 80's hair?

Also, are Bri's rabbit ears actually going to move in this? IIRC, the movies never even had him using the extra eyes on the ends, let alone emoting with them.
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:00 am Reply with quote
Now that's an interesting title. I'm down. Though I'm still wondering what they are doing about the Appleseed TV series. I wonder if this will be the last movie they plan on doing.
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RedTail



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:55 pm Reply with quote
Normally, I'd probably say something like, "What happened to 4-12?" but honestly, this actually does feels like the 13th production. Appleseed is a tired franchise that's never really worked. Enough already...
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Zin5ki



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:34 pm Reply with quote
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This latest adaptation of Masamune Shirow's Appleseed manga will be composed of 13 22-minute direct-to-video anime episodes…

In view of such a release format, one fears that the fee to license this title in the West may be notably steep. I recall certain other episodic OVAs bearing substantial price tags within R1, presumably as an effect of the hefty expenses associated with the acquisition of their licenses.
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Beltane70



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:31 am Reply with quote
The art style isn't doing anything for me.

Despite liking the 80s OVA and more recent movie, I feel that none of those two works really capture the feel of the original manga.
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omegaproxy



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:38 pm Reply with quote
I loved the first 3D appleseed back in 2003 or so, it had a touching story and action, with artistic direction. The sequal had action and improvements in the visuals but it was cookie cutter direction that was very unartistic.
I hope the new series will take its time to stretch its wings of what Appleseed can be.
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Gilles Poitras



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:12 pm Reply with quote
Beltane70 wrote:
The art style isn't doing anything for me.


The art you are seeing on the website is probably, and sure looks like, just a web illustration not art from the yet to be made series.
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kow626



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:50 pm Reply with quote
as long as the series isn't as bad as the 2nd movie, i'm in.
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