Vexille - 2077 Isolation of Japan (movie)

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Alternative title:
Vexille - 2077 Nippon Sakoku (Japanese)
VEXILLE日本鎖國 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Агент Вексилл (Russian)
ベクシル 2077日本鎖国 (Japanese)
Genres: science fiction
Themes: mecha, military
Copyright notice: ©2007 Vexille Film Partners
Plot Summary: In an alternate 21st century, Japan's scientists has perfected the art of biotechnology and robotics, its benefits extending the lifespans of all humans. However, the United Nations deemed the advanced technology a dangerous threat and started strict surveillance on Japan. The government of Japan refused to abide by UN's demands to halt research, in the year 2067 left the UN and isolated itself visually and communically. Ten years later, an American special forces unit by the name of SWORD, led by its female commander named Vexille, are sent to uncover the current status of the isolated Japan, after the country begins its plan to move. The shocking secrets they find will shock the rest of the world.
User Ratings: 603 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 26 votes (sub:15, dub:10, others:1
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 Excellent: 80 votes (sub:36, dub:36, edit.dub:1, others:7
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 Very good: 134 votes (sub:80, dub:47, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:5
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 Good: 176 votes (sub:97, dub:68, ?:3, edit.dub:1, others:7
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 Decent: 102 votes (sub:59, dub:37, Eng:1, edit.dub:1, others:4
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 So-so: 36 votes (sub:25, dub:10, ?:1)
 Not really good: 23 votes (sub:12, dub:8, ?:1, raw:1, others:1
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 Weak: 15 votes (sub:8, dub:5, raw:1, others:1
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 Bad: 7 votes (dub:5, sub:2)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 924 users, rank: #1203 (of 6665)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.013 (Good), std. dev.: 1.6918, rank: #2410 (of 6664)
Weighted mean: 6.951 (Good), rank: #2601 (of 6664) (seen all: 6.95 / seen some: 7.00 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.963 (Good), rank: #2327 (of 5034)
Running time: 109 minutes
Vintage:
2007-08
2008-11-23 (Singapore, Okto)
Premiere date:
2007-08-01 (Locarno - Film Festival Locarno)
2007-08-18 (Japan)
2007-12-27 (Singapore)
2008-01-20 (Italy - Future Film Festival)
2008-02-17 (Turkey, 7. !f Istanbul AFM International Film Festival)
2008-03-21 (Poland)
2008-03-21 (United States - Anime Matsuri Convention)
2008-07-03 (Australia - Nation wide screening by Madman Cinema)
Release dates: We have 3
Opening Theme:
"Close Your Eyes" by Basement Jaxx
Ending Theme:
"Together Again" by mink
Links: We have 1
Reviews:
Vexille (May 4, 2011)
Vexille Blu-Ray (Dec 7, 2008)
Vexille DVD (Jun 2, 2008)
News: Show:
Funimation Entertainment (Mar 21, 2008)
Funimation Productions (Dec 7, 2007)
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Blu-Ray
    Vexille - Special Edition (Blu-Ray) 2008-11-04
    Vexille - Special Edition (Viridian Collection) (Blu-Ray) 2010-07-13 (from $11.99)
DVD (Region 1)
    Vexille (DVD) 2008-05-20 (from $8.01)
    Vexille - Special Edition (DVD) 2008-11-04 (from $19.98)
    Vexille - Special Edition - Viridian Collection (DVD) 2009-11-10 (from $9.79)
DVD (Region 4)
    Vexille (DVD) 2008-10-08

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Fumihiko Sori
Art Director: Takeshi Ando
Executive producer: Kazuya Hamana
Advertising Producer: Tokunaga Kimura (KICCORIT)
Associate producer: Toshio Iizuka
Audio Engineer: Hiroyuki Kuwabara
Background Modeling Chief: Emi Arai
Casting Director: Toshiya Tomita
CG Animation Chief:
Makoto Seki
Naomichi Kobayashi
CG Animation Director: Takeshi Harada (Time Line Pictures)
CG Management: Hiroki Yoshioka (Gonzo)
CG Producer:
Akihiko Saku (image)
Eiko Tanaka (Studio 4゜C)
Naruhito Kawada (wonderium)
Takao Namiki (image)
Takeharu Ohno (Time Line Pictures)
CG Supervisor: Tadao Matsuno
Character Modeling:
Erina Matsui (wonderium)
Katsuyoshi Miyajima (wonderium)
Composite Chief: Tadao Matsuno
Copyrighter: Atsushi Hamada
Digital Optical Recording: Noboru Nishio
Distribution:
Kiyo Kobayashi (Shochiku)
Kouji Kumagai (Shochiku)
Motoo Ogata (Shochiku)
Dolby Film Consultant:
Mikio Mori
Tsutomu Kawahigashi
Effect Chief: Shinya Kouno
End Credits: Hideki Takeuchi
Film Development, Timing:
Hiroaki Hirabayashi
Yayoi Ohba
Foley Artist: Mika Yamaguchi
Graphic Design: Kaihei Hayano
HD Real-time Recording: Tomoyasu Inagaki
Insert Song Composition:
Adam Phillips ("Cutz")
Arnaud Rebotini ("Brenn Di Ega Kjerke")
Boom Boom Satellites ("Easy Action"; "Fiends")
Brendan Michael Perry ("Host of Seraphim")
CARL CRAIG ("Future Love Theme")
Felix Major Buxton ("Close Your Eyes")
Ian Carter ("Cutz")
Ivan Smagghe ("Brenn Di Ega Kjerke")
Josh Paul Davis ("Outsider Intro")
Karl Hyde ("Food A Ready")
Liam Howlett ("The Shadow")
Lisa Germain Gerrard ("Host of Seraphim")
Martin Savale ("Target Practice")
Maya Arulpragasam ("Bird Flu")
Prithpal Rajput ("Target Practice")
Rick Smith ("Food A Ready")
Sanjay Tailor ("Target Practice")
Simon Ratcliffe ("Close Your Eyes")
Steven Chendra ("Target Practice")
Insert Song Performance:
ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION ("Target Practice")
Basement Jaxx ("Close Your Eyes")
BLACK STROBE ("Brenn Di Ega Kjerke")
Boom Boom Satellites ("Easy Action"; "Fiends")
CARL CRAIG ("Future Love Theme")
DEAD CAN DANCE ("Host of Seraphim")
DJ SHADOW ("Outsider Intro")
Linda Lewis ("Close Your Eyes")
M.I.A. ("Bird Flu")
THE PRODIGY ("The Shadow")
UNDERWORLD ("Food A Ready")
VARIOUS ("Cutz")
Jag Production: Akihiro Yoshida
Lab Coordinator: Yuko Shimura
Legal Affairs Manager: Tetsuya Tsuji
Modeling Chief:
Natsuo Oshima
Takashi Seki
Motion Capture Producer: Shinji Takehara
Motion Capture Technical Director: Sakura Munakata
Motion Director: Shinji Takehara
Music producer: Hanako Tabata
Official Site Production:
Kengo Watanabe
Mai Ichiki
Yuusuke Asayama
Optical Re-Recording: Futoshi Ueda
Original Score Production:
Ian Green
Mike McEvoy
Planning: Yoshihiro Kasahara
Production Advancement: Hiroto Yonemori
Production Committee:
Arimasa Okada (TBS)
Atsushi Suzuki (Avex Entertainment)
Ju Hun Lee (CCRE)
Jun'ichi Kitagawa (Shochiku)
Junji Uchiyama (Yahoo! Japan)
Kaori Watanabe (TBS)
Kazuyuki Ohashi (Oxybot)
Ken Nakajima (Shogakukan)
Ken Ogawa (Shogakukan Production)
Kenichiro Kidokoro (Oxybot)
Koichiro Takei (CCRE)
Kōsuke Shirai (Shogakukan)
Makoto Ōmura (Shogakukan)
Masakazu Kubo (Shogakukan)
Masaomi Takagi (Avex Entertainment)
Masashi Masuda (Shogakukan Production)
Masayo Orimoto (Avex Entertainment)
Seishi Yuasa (Shogakukan)
Shinichi Ashizawa (Yahoo! Japan)
Shun'ei Toyonaka (Oxybot)
Tae Okuno (Shochiku)
Tsutomu Yanagimura (Yahoo! Japan)
Yasushi Ide (Shogakukan)
Yoshito Takaya (Avex Entertainment)
Yuko Morioka (Shochiku)
Yusuke Tan (Yahoo! Japan)
Yutaka Ohkubo (Shochiku)
Production Cooperation:
Masanori Muroichi
Takahiro Ohno
Publicity:
Keiko Nagaya (KICCORIT)
Kōji Matsukura (Shochiku)
Mikaru Yamada (Shochiku)
Misako Kimura (KICCORIT)
Naruhito Ishiyama (KICCORIT)
Nobumi Takeuchi (Avex Entertainment)
Noriyuki Nagashima (KICCORIT)
Yasushi Kubota (Avex Entertainment)
Yusuke Kataoka (Shochiku)
Recording: Tsukuru Takagi
Screenplay Cooperation: Kou Furukawa
Screenplay Translation: Ryan Morris
Sound Design: Koji Kasamatsu
Sound Editor: Yoshiki Matsunaga
Sound Production Manager: Yoshimi Sugiyama
Sound Supervision: Yota Tsuruoka
Soundtrack Director:
Hanako Tabata (Beggars Japan)
Jim Gottlieb (Playlouderrecords)
Strings Arrangement: Gen Ittetsu (theme song)
System Administrator: Iku Danjo
Technical Chief: Tadao Matsuno
Technical Coordinator: Mitsuhiro Takano
Theme Song Arrangement: TATOO
Theme Song Composition:
C. Utbult
D. Vulma
R. Irving
Theme Song Lyrics:
C. Utbult
D. Vulma
R. Irving
Shinichiro Aoyama (Japanese lyrics)
Theme Song Performance: Mink
Meisa Kuroki as Vexille (debut role)
Yasuko Matsuyuki as Maria

Akio Ohtsuka as Saitou
Romi Park as Takashi
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Kisaragi

Jiro Saito as Chairman Itakura
Kenji Takahashi as Saga
Takaya Kuroda as Zack
Takayuki Sugo as Captain Borg
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Oxybot
Audio Supervision: Tamco
Digital Lab: Imagica
Distributor: Shochiku
Film Lab: Imagica
Graphic Design: Robot
Hardware Assistance: Hewlett-Packard
Motion Capture: MOZOO
Official Site Production: FROGNATION
Original Score Production: Perfecto Productions
Original Soundtrack Distributor:
Beggars Japan
Warner Music Japan
Production Cooperation: Sedic International
Software Assistance: Autodesk, Inc.
Sound Production: Rakuonsha
Special Thanks: Field-R
Theme Song Production: Rhythm Zone
Trailer Production: Office Will
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Mike McFarland
Script: John Burgmeier
Translation: Shoko Oono
Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga
ADR Engineer: Jason Grundy
Commentary: Jonathan Clements (Momentum Pictures version)
DVD Editing: Jeremy Jimenez
DVD Menu Audio: Nathan Madsen
DVD Menu Design: Antimere Robinson
DVD Producer: Clarine Harp
Head Writer: John Burgmeier
Line Producer: Mike McFarland
Mix Engineer: Nathanael Harrison
Rotoscoping:
Josh Tyler
Niki Cooper
Talent Coordination: Tara Williams
Christine Auten as Maria

J. Michael Tatum as Kisaragi
Jason Douglas as Saito
Luci Christian as Takashi
Todd Haberkorn as Taro

Barry Yandell as
Councilman
Politician 2
White Coat Man
Bob Carter as
Agent 1
Man 2
SWORD Member 1
Christopher Bevins as DAIWA Bot
Chuck Huber as
Pompadour Man
SWORD Scientist
Cole Brown as
Shop Man
Soldier 1
Cynthia Cranz as
SWORD Communications Officer
White Coat Woman
Duncan Brannan as SWORD Communications Officer 2
Jerry Jewell as Informant
Jerry Russell as Politician 3
John Gremillion as SWORD Officer
John Swasey as Borg
Justin Cook as
DAIWA Tech
Masato
Soldier
Justin Pate as Soldier 2
Kenny Green as
Freight Inspector
Politician 4
Kent Williams as Itakura
Kevin M. Connolly as Communication Voice
Kyle Hebert as SWORD Communications Officer 1
Mark Stoddard as Bureau Chief
Mike McFarland as Murata
Phil Parsons as Saga
R Bruce Elliott as
Man 1
Politician 1
Robert McCollum as
Agent 2
SWORD Member 2
Sean Hennigan as Narrator
English companies
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Frédéric Souterelle

Adaptation: Eric Lajoie
Cyril Aubin as Leon Fayden
Julie Deliquet as Vexille Serra
Marie Diot as Maria

Antoine Tome as Saito
Frédéric Souterelle as Colonel Borg
Gwenäelle Julien as Takashi
Jacques Albaret as Kisaragi
Jochen Haegele as Zack
French companies
Broadcaster: Orange Ciné Choc (from February 2011)
Distributor: We Anim
Italian staff
Italian cast
(none)
Alessandro D'Errico as Kisaragi
Cinzia Massironi as Analista
Davide Garbolino as Takashi
Donatella Fanfani as Vexille
Giorgio Bonino as Presidente Itakura
Luca Sandri as Leon
Marco Balzarotti as Voce Narrante
Natale Ciravolo as Saito
Raffaele Farina as Zack
Renata Bertolas as Maria
Renato Novara as Masato
Riccardo Rovatti as Capitano Borg
Italian companies
(none)
German staff
German companies
(none)
Distributor:
Animaze Germany
I-ON NEW MEDIA (Animaze)
German cast
(none)
Arabic staff
Arabic companies
(none)
Broadcaster: space power
Arabic cast
(none)
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Polish cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)

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