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Appleseed (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Яблочное зёрнышко (Russian)
アップルシード (Japanese)
蘋果核戰 (Chinese (Taiwan))
애플시드 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: 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.
User Ratings: 747 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 12 votes (dub:6, sub:6)
 Excellent: 42 votes (dub:22, sub:16, raw:3, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Very good: 117 votes (sub:66, dub:47, ?:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French dubbed
)
 Good: 216 votes (sub:118, dub:87, ?:5, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:4
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 153 votes (sub:75, dub:68, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:7
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 90 votes (sub:49, dub:36, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:3
2 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Not really good: 49 votes (sub:26, dub:20, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Weak: 38 votes (sub:23, dub:14, ?:1)
 Bad: 23 votes (sub:12, dub:11)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1841 users, rank: #647 (of 8360)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.257 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.7957, rank: #5540 (of 8451)
Weighted mean: 6.223 (Decent+), rank: #5610 (of 8451) (seen all: 6.26 / seen some: 5.11 / won't finish: 3.14)
Bayesian estimate: 6.243 (Decent+), rank: #5093 (of 6351)
Running time: 70 minutes
Vintage: 1988-04-21 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 8
Ending Theme:
"Crystal Celebration" by Risa Yuuki
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 2
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 1
Comment:
Previously released in subtitled form by U.S. Renditions.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Appleseed (DVD) 2001-04-24
    Appleseed [The Essence of Anime] (DVD) 2007-09-04
DVD (Region 2)
    Appleseed (DVD) 2005-11-14
VHS
    Appleseed (Dub.VHS) 1995-02-28
    Appleseed (Sub.VHS) 1997-02-04

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama
Screenplay: Kazuyoshi Katayama
Unit Director: Tetsu Kimura
Original Manga: Masamune Shirow
Art Director: Hiromasa Ogura
Animation Director:
Yumiko Horasawa
Yumiko Horazawa
Mecha design:
Hiromasa Ogura (assistant)
Jun Tamaya (assistant)
Kiyomi Tanaka (assistant)
Takahiro Kishida
Sound Director: Yasumasa Date
Director of Photography: Masaaki Fujita
Executive producer:
Hirohiko Sueyoshi (Bandai)
Shinji Nakagawa (Tohokushinsha)
Yutaka Takahashi (MOVIC)
Producer:
Atsushi Sugita (Bandai)
Hiroaki Inoue (AIC)
Masaki Sawanobori (MOVIC)
Taro Maki (Tohokushinsha)
Toru Miura (AIC)

Assistant Character Design: Hidenori Matsubara
Background Art:
Atsushi Ioki (Studio Jack)
Chiyoe Misawa (Atelier BWCA)
Hiroshi Sasaki
Hisae Oomiya (Studio Jack)
Katsumi Takao (Studio Jack)
Katsutoshi Yui (Studio Jack)
Keiko Imamura (Studio Jack)
Keiko Kaneko (Atelier BWCA)
Kumiko Nagashima (Atelier BWCA)
Masanori Kikuchi
Mitsuru Ishii (Atelier BWCA)
Satoru Hirono
Tadashi Iwasa (Atelier BWCA)
Toshiyuki Nishimura (Atelier BWCA)
Tsutomu Ishigaki
Tsutomu Nishikura (Studio Jack)
Yoshihiro Sakamoto (Atelier BWCA)
Yoshinori Hirose
Yukari Matsuzawa (Atelier BWCA)
Yukihiro Shibutani
Character Animation Director: Hidenori Matsubara (assistant)
Color Coordination: Yukie Ishida
Editing:
Eigo Makioka (Kakesu Editing Room)
Satoru Ishida (Kakesu Editing Room)
Shuichi Kakesu (Kakesu Editing Room)
Filming Director: Masaaki Fujita
Mechanical animation Director:
Atsushi Takeuchi (assistant)
Takahiro Kishida
Mechanical Supervisor: Hideaki Anno
Photography:
Hideo Suzuki (Mushi Production)
Hiroshi Isakawa (Mushi Production)
Kazunori Suzuki (Mushi Production)
Norihide Kubota (Mushi Production)
Norihiko Sawada (Mushi Production)
Takashii Yamamoto (Mushi Production)
Toshiaki Yamaguchi (Mushi Production)
Planning:
Kimio Hayase (Tohokushinsha)
Kimo Hayase
Production Advancement: Shunichi Yamamoto
Production manager:
Shouji Murahama
Takanori Yaegaki
Recording Adjustment: Hitoshi Yamada
Song Selection: Kiyoshi Suzuki (Suzuki Music Publishing)
Sound Effects:
Shizuo Kurahashi (Touyou Sound)
Special Effects:
Toyohiko Sakakibara (Studio Light Magic)
Theme Song Arrangement: Norimasa Yamanaka
Theme Song Composition: Norimasa Yamanaka
Theme Song Lyrics: MASATO
Theme Song Performance: Risa Yūki
Trace Machine: Hiroko Tofuya
Masako Katsuki as Deunan Knute
Yoshisada Sakaguchi as Brialeos Hecatombcales

Mayumi Shō as Hitomi
Norio Wakamoto as A. J. Sebastian
Toshiko Sawada as Athena
Toshio Furukawa as Calon

Kenichi Ono as Police Officer
Kouji Totani as Terrorist Leader
Kumiko Takizawa as Nike
Mari Yokoo as Guard
Masayuki Omoro as TV Announcer
Mika Doi as Fleia
Nobuyuki Furuta as 'GAIA' Operator
Takao Ohyama as Swat Member
Tamio Ohki as Nereus
Yasunori Matsumoto as Police 'A'
Yousuke Akimoto as Newscenter Staffer
Yuji Mitsuya as Yoshi
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Police Chief
Japanese companies
Animation Production: GAINAX
Animation Production Cooperation:
AIC
Cente Studio
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Music Production:
King Records
Music In
Opticals: Maki Production
Sound Effects: Sound Box
Soundtrack: King Records
special effects: Light Magic
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Dubbing Director: Michael Bakewell
Translation:
Toshifumi Yoshida (US Renditions Version)
Trish Ledoux (US Renditions Version)
Executive producer: Laurence Guinness
Producer:
David Keith Riddick (US Renditions Version)
Robert Napton (US Renditions Version)

Casting Director: Jill Wilmot
Commentary: Jonathan Clements (Manga UK version)
Dubbing Mixing: Richard King
DVD Producer:
Demetre Papageorgiou (Manga Ent. DVD)
Patrick Anding (Manga Ent. DVD)
Production Coordination: Upton S. Redmonton
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison
Script Adaptation: John Wolskel
Special Thanks To: Ethan Fogg
Bill Roberts as Bularios
Larissa Murray as Dunan

David Reynolds as Karon
Julia Brahms as Hitomi
Lorelei King as Athena
Vincent Marzello as Sebastian

Adam Henderson as Yoshi (Uncredited)
Alan Marriott as Karon
Anne Marie Zola as
Doctor (Uncredited)
Fleia (Uncredited)
Nike (Uncredited)
Colin Bruce as
Cop (Uncredited)
SWAT (Uncredited)
Tech (Uncredited)
Jeff Harding as
Anchor (Uncredited)
Cop (Uncredited)
Doctor
Messenger (Uncredited)
SWAT (Uncredited)
Tech (Uncredited)
Terrorist
Jesse Vogel as
Bronx (Uncredited)
Nereus (Uncredited)
John Bull as
Cop (Uncredited)
Terrorist (Uncredited)
William Dufris as SWAT (Uncredited)
English companies
Broadcaster:
Encore Action
Sci-Fi Channel (Ani-Tuesday)
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Manga Entertainment (Great Britain & Ireland)
DVD Production: AIX Media Group (Manga Ent. DVD)
Internet Streaming: RetroCrush
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2019)
Manga Entertainment (expired)
U.S. Renditions (License Expired)
Post Production: 525 Post Production
Subtitles: Ultra Studios
French cast
French staff
ADR Director: Patrick Borg
Celine Monsarrat as Dunan
Lionel Henry as Briareos

Corinne Troisi as Nike
Fabrice Josso as Sebastian
Laurence Dourlens as Athena
Luc Bernard as Boffin
Patrick Borg as Nelius
William Coryn as Kieron
French companies
Distributor: Manga Video (from September 1995)
Dubbing: S.T.A.R.T.
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation: Josep Llurba (Catalan dub)
Executive producer:
Jorge Gabarró Frau (Selecta Visión)
Luis de Val (Manga Films)

Screen Inserts: César Martínez (Spain dub)
Montse Moreno as Deunan Knute (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Oriol Rafel as Briareos Hecatonchires (Catalan dub; Spain dub)

Concha García Valero as Athena Areios (Spain dub)
Luis Posada as Calon (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Hitomi (Spain dub)
Miquel Cors as A. J. Sebastian (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Hitomi (Catalan dub)
Victoria Pagès as Athena Areios (Catalan dub)

Angel de Gracia as Yoshi (Spain dub; 1st scene)
Claudi Domingo as Yoshi (Catalan dub)
Enric Isasi-Isasmendi as Yoshi (Spain dub; 2nd scene)
José Javier Serrano as Yoshi (Spain dub; 3rd scene)
Josep María Zamora as Neleus (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Miriam Guilimany as
Fleia (Spain dub)
Nike (Spain dub)
Sílvia Gómez as Nike (Catalan dub)

Alex Meseguer (Catalan dub)
Amadeu Aguado (Catalan dub)
Ana Romano (Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia (Spain dub)
César Martínez (Spain dub)
Claudi Domingo (Spain dub)
Enric Isasi-Isasmendi (Spain dub)
Enrique Encarnación (Spain dub)
Jordi Campillo (Spain dub)
José Javier Serrano (Spain dub)
Josep María Zamora (Spain dub)
Mario Arpal (Spain dub)
Miguel Marquillas (Spain dub)
Ramon Canals (Catalan dub)
Xavier Fernández (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor:
Manga Films (Spain; VHS)
Vértice Cine (Spain; theaters) 
Dubbing Studio:
Q.T. Lever (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Licensed by: Selecta Visión (Spain; 2005)
Italian staff
Italian cast
(none)
Caterina Rochira as Atena
Daniela Fava as Deunan Knute
Diego Sabre as Karon Masaurus
Felice Invernici as Yoshitsune Miyamoto
Marco Balzarotti as A.J. Sebastian
Paola Tovaglia as Hitomi
Pietro Ubaldi as Nereus
Roberta Gallina as Nike
Sergio Romanò as Briareos Hecatoncheiros

Roberta Gallina as Freya
Italian companies
Distributor: Yamato Video
German staff
German cast
(none)
Katja Liebing as Deunan Knute
Reinhard Schulat as Briareos Hecatonchires

Ghadah Al-Akel as Nike
Stephan Schleberger as A. J. Sebastian
German companies
Distributor:
Ascot
Panini Video (second release)
Splendid Film
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Distributor: Manga DVD
Dutch cast
(none)
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
(none)
Distributor:
Emina AB (DVD)
PolyGram (VHS)
Swedish cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)

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