Appleseed (movie)

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Alternative title:
Appleseed: The Beginning (Spanish) 
Яблочное зернышко (Russian) 
アップルシード (Japanese) 
蘋果核戰 (Chinese (Taiwan)) 
Genres: action , drama , science fiction 
Themes: bioroids , cyborg , mecha , military , police 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: Growing out of the chaos of a global war, the city of Utopia is populated by humans and bioroids (artificial humans). On the surface, everything is harmonious, but tensions lurk. Into this seemingly perfect society comes a survivor of the wars, Deunan Knute, who carries a legacy that will turn out to be of critical importance to the future of humanity. 
User Ratings: 2842 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 146 votes (sub:73, dub:69, raw:1, ?:1, others:2
1 Polish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 448 votes (sub:217, dub:210, ?:2, edit.dub:2, raw:1, others:16
6 Spanish subtitled
5 German dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 694 votes (sub:380, dub:282, ?:4, raw:4, others:24
6 Spanish subtitled
6 Portuguese subtitled
5 Spanish dubbed
1 czech dubbed
1 Swedish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
)
 Good: 755 votes (sub:412, dub:309, ?:6, edit.dub:4, raw:1, others:23
5 Spanish subtitled
5 Polish subtitled
3 Russian dubbed
3 Swedish subtitled
2 German dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Danish subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Decent: 417 votes (sub:225, dub:172, ?:3, edit.dub:2, raw:1, others:14
4 Spanish subtitled
2 German dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Slovenian subtitled
1 Vietnamese subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 So-so: 180 votes (sub:98, dub:75, raw:2, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 French dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Not really good: 78 votes (sub:48, dub:26, ?:1, others:3
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Weak: 74 votes (sub:42, dub:27, raw:1, ?:1, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Bad: 28 votes (sub:16, dub:10, others:2
1 Polish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Awful: 14 votes (sub:10, dub:4)
 Worst ever: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:3)
Seen in part or in whole by 5546 users, rank: #119 (of 6096)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.155 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7141, rank: #1940 (of 6089)
Weighted mean: 7.076 (Good), rank: #1980 (of 6089) (seen all: 7.11 / seen some: 5.71 / won't finish: 3.01)
Bayesian estimate: 7.079 (Good), rank: #1814 (of 4589)
Running time: 107 minutes 
Vintage:
2004-04-17
2008-04-12 (Spain - Animax) 
Premiere date:
2004-04-17 (Japan) 
2004-10-16 (USA - Boston Fantastic Film Festival) 
2004-10-27 (Canada - Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema) 
2004-11-20 (Sweden - Stockholm International Film Festival) 
2005-01-14 (USA - Select Theatres) 
2005-01-21 (Italy - Future Film Festival) 
2005-10-07 (Poland) 
2008-01-11 (Canadian Broadcast - Teletoon) 
2008-04-12 (Spain - Animax) 
Release dates: We have 4
Opening Theme:
"Good Luck" by Basement Jaxx 
Ending Theme:
"Anthem" by Boom Boom Satellites 
"Underdog" by Boom Boom Satellites 
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 2
Reviews:
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Appleseed DVD (May 24, 2005)
Appleseed (Jan 19, 2005)
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Blu-Ray
    Appleseed (Blu-Ray) 2010-05-18 (from $13.99)
DVD (Region 1)
    Appleseed - Feature Only (DVD) 2005-05-10 (from $4.99)
    Appleseed - Limited Collector's Edition (DVD) 2005-05-10 (from $11.52)
    Appleseed - Special Edition w/Figure (DVD) 2005-05-10
    Appleseed (DVD) 2009-06-30 (from $6.99)
Graphic novel
    Appleseed Movie (GN) 2005-06-22 (from $10.99)
Soundtrack
    Appleseed - Original CD Soundtrack (OST) 2005-01-11
Universal Media Disc
    Appleseed - Feature Only (UMD) 2005-07-05 (from $3.00)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Shinji Aramaki 
Original creator: Masamune Shirow 
Character Design: Masaki Yamada 
Mechanical design: Takeshi Takakura 
Mecha design: Atsushi Takeuchi 
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka 
Cgi Director: Yasuhiro Ohtsuka 
Executive producer: Sumiji Miyake 
Background Design: Nobuhito Sue 
CG Producer: Yuusaku Toyoshima 
Music producer: Shin Yasui 
Original Music: Tetsuya Takahashi 
Production: Fumihiko Sori 
Production Design: Shinji Aramaki 
Sound Design: Koji Kasamatsu 
Ai Kobayashi as Deunan Knute 
Juurouta Kosugi as Brialeos Hecatombcales 

Mami Koyama as Athena 
Miho Yamada as Nike 
Takehito Koyasu as Hades 
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Yoshitsune Miyamoto 
Yuki Matsuoka as Hitomi 
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Uranus 

Emi Shinohara as Dr. Gilliam 
Fumio Matsuoka as Elder Oionos 
Hirotake Nagata as Elder Cadmos 
Ikuo Nishikawa as Elder Hestia 
Ryuji Nakagi as Elder Elektrion 
Tadahisa Saizen as Kudou 
Takehiro Koyama as Elder Laios 
Tomoko Kawakami as Deunan Knute(young) 
Toshihiko Kuwagaki as Elder Glaukos 
Yoshiyuki Kaneko as Elder Deukalion 
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director:
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn 
Steven Foster (Sentai Dub) 
Translation: Neil Nadelman 
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi (Sentai Filmworks) 
Hideki 'Henry' Goto 
John Ledford (Sentai Filmworks) 
Yosuke Kobayashi 
ADR Engineer: Collin McQueen 
ADR Screenplay: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn 
BD Authoring: David Williams (Sentai Re-release) 
Blu-Ray Menu Design: Larry Koteff (Sentai Re-release) 
Dialogue Editing:
Collin McQueen 
Les Claypool III 
Dolby Sound Consultant: Bryan Arenas 
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes (Sentai Re-release) 
Encoding: Michael Olesch (Sentai Re-release) 
Graphics: Larry Koteff (Sentai Re-release) 
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams (Sentai re-release) 
Mix Stage Coordinator: Eugene Diego 
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff (Sentai re-release) 
Planning: Hideki 'Henry' Goto 
Pro-Tools Consultant: Bryan Jackson 
Production Assistant:
E.W. Rector III (Sentai Dub) 
Kayla King (Sentai Dub) 
Production Coordination:
Keisuke Onishi 
Yukie Oester 
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud (Sentai Dub) 
Re-Recording Mixing:
Chris Elam 
Chris Haire 
Recording: Steve Knisey 
Sound Design & Mix: Christopher Bourque (Sentai Dub) 
Sound Engineer: Christopher Bourque (Sentai Dub) 
Sound Supervision: Les Claypool III 
Theatrical Distribution Consultant: Michael Doran 
Theatrical Planning & Marketing: Mark Roche 
David Matranga as Briareos(Sentai Dub) 
James Lyon as Briareos 
Jennifer Proud as Deunan Knute 
Luci Christian as Deunan Knute(Sentai Dub) 

Allison Sumrall as Athena Areios(Sentai Dub) 
Andrew Love as Hades(Sentai Dub) 
Chris Patton as Yoshitsune(Sentai Dub) 
Cindy Robinson as Nike 
Dave Wittenberg as Yoshitsune 
Hilary Haag as Hitomi(Sentai Dub) 
Jack Aubree as Colonel Hades 
Jason Douglas as Uranus(Sentai Dub) 
Lee Rush as Athena Areios 
Mia Bradly as Hitomi 
Michael McConnohie as General Uranus 
Shelley Calene-Black as Nike(Sentai Dub) 

Andy McAvin as Elder(Sentai Dub) 
Carolyn Hennesy as Athena Areios(Young and Old) 
Chris Hutchison as Lance(Sentai Dub) 
Christopher Ayres as Elder(Sentai Dub) 
Deborah Sale Butler as Scientist 
Doug Stone as
Elder 
Operator 
Fred Bloggs as Elder 
Jack Aubree as Kudoh 
John Gremillion as Elder(Sentai Dub) 
John Smallberries as Army Scientist 
Justin O’Brien as Leyton(Sentai Dub) 
Kalob Martinez as Kudoh(Sentai Dub) 
Kara Greenberg as Dr. Gilliam(Sentai Dub) 
Kim Strauss as Elder 
Liam O'Brien as ESWAT Soldier 
Marty Fleck as Elder(Sentai Dub) 
Melissa Williamson as
Alert Announcement 
Assailant 
Mia Bradly as Dr. Gilliam 
Michael Sorich as
Bar Troublemaker 
Elder 
Soldier 
Ray Michaels as Elder 
Russell Thor as Elder 
Stefan Craig as Elder(Sentai Dub) 
Steve Kramer as Commander Lance 
T. Posthlewaite as Elder(Sentai Dub) 
Ted Pfister as Elder(Sentai Dub) 

English companies
ADR Production: Animaze 
Distributor:
Optimum Releasing (UK) 
Section23 Films 
DVD Production: Amusement Park Media (Sentai Re-release) 
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network 
Production: Seraphim Digital (Blu-ray Ed.) 
Soundtrack: Tofu Records 
Streaming: The Anime Network 
French cast
French staff
Translation: Yukio Reuter 

Dialogue Writer: Gilles Coiffard 
French companies
Broadcaster:
Canal + (from December 2007) 
Orange Ciné Choc (from February 2011) 
Distributor: Kaze 
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Toni Mora as Briareos Hecatonchires(Spain dub) 
Victoria Ramos as Deunan Knute(Spain dub) 

José Antonio Cerdan as Yoshitsune Miyamoto(Spain dub) 
Montse Puga as
Hitomi(Spain dub) 
Nike(Spain dub) 
Oscar Redondo as Edward Uranus III(Spain dub) 
Ramón Rocabayera as Hades(Spain dub) 
Silvia Castelló as Athena Areios(Spain dub) 

Adrià Frías as Elder(Spain dub) 
Enric Isasi-Isasmendi as Elder(Spain dub) 
José Antonio Cerdan as
Elder(Spain dub) 
Kudoh(Spain dub) 
Ramón Rocabayera as Elder(Spain dub) 
Silvia Castelló as Dr. Gilliam(Spain dub) 
Spanish companies
Broadcaster:
Animax España 
Buzz Channel (Spain) 
Canal Plus (Spain) 
Cinemax Latin America (Latin America) 
DVD Distribution:
Alter Films 
Selecta Visión 
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión 
Italian staff
Italian cast
Editorial Coordination: Luca Ficarelli 
(none)
Italian companies
Distributor: Panini Video Italia 
German staff
German cast
(none)
Frank Glaubrecht as Briareos 
Vera Teltz as Deunan Knute 

Klaus-Dieter Klebsch as Uranus 
Tobias Kluckert as Hades 

Gerd Holtenau as 2. Ältester 
Hans Teuscher as 1. Ältester Electryon 
Julien Haggege as Yoshitsune 
Kathrin Zimmermann as Nike 
Katrin Zimmermann as Nike 
Liane Rudolph as Athena 
Olaf Reichmann as Kudou 
Peter Groeger as 3. Ältester 
Ulrike Stürzbecher as Hitomi 
Walter Alich as ESWAT-Kommandant 
German companies
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Distributor: Kaze Animation S.A. 
Dutch cast
(none)
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Polish cast
(none)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
(none)
Broadcaster: Animax Portugal 
Portuguese cast
(none)
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
(none)
Distributor: Sandrew Metronome 
Swedish cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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