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: 737 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 12 votes (dub:6, sub:6)
 Excellent: 41 votes (dub:21, sub:16, raw:3, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 117 votes (sub:66, dub:47, raw:1, ?:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French dubbed
 Good: 214 votes (sub:115, dub:88, ?:5, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:4
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 147 votes (sub:70, dub:67, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:7
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
 So-so: 90 votes (sub:49, dub:36, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:3
2 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
 Not really good: 50 votes (sub:27, dub:20, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Weak: 37 votes (sub:23, dub:13, ?:1)
 Bad: 22 votes (sub:11, dub:11)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1825 users, rank: #647 (of 7975)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.261 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.7955, rank: #5254 (of 8047)
Weighted mean: 6.228 (Decent+), rank: #5333 (of 8047) (seen all: 6.27 / seen some: 5.11 / won't finish: 3.14)
Bayesian estimate: 6.249 (Decent+), rank: #4875 (of 6111)
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 1
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 1
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
    Appleseed (Dub.VHS) 1995-02-28
    Appleseed (Sub.VHS) 1997-02-04

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama
Screenplay: Kazuyoshi Katayama
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
Assistant Character Design: Hidenori Matsubara
Color Coordination: Yukie Ishida
Filming Director: Masaaki Fujita
Mechanical animation Director: Atsushi Takeuchi (assistant)
Mechanical Supervisor: Hideaki Anno
Planning: Kimo Hayase
Production Advancement: Shunichi Yamamoto
Production manager:
Shouji Murahama
Takanori Yaegaki
Recording Adjustment: Hitoshi Yamada
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Special Effects: Toyohiko Sakakibara
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
English cast
English staff
Dubbing Director: Michael Bakewell
Toshifumi Yoshida (US Renditions Version)
Trish Ledoux (US Renditions Version)
Executive producer: Laurence Guinness
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
Production Coordination: Upton S. Redmonton
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison
Script Adaptation: John Wolskel
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)
Messenger (Uncredited)
SWAT (Uncredited)
Tech (Uncredited)
Jesse Vogel as
Bronx (Uncredited)
Nereus (Uncredited)
John Bull as
Cop (Uncredited)
Terrorist (Uncredited)
William Dufris as SWAT (Uncredited)
English companies
Encore Action
Sci-Fi Channel (Ani-Tuesday)
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Manga Entertainment (Great Britain & Ireland)
Internet Streaming: RetroCrush
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2019)
Manga Entertainment (expired)
U.S. Renditions (License Expired)
French staff
French cast
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 Messeguer (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
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
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
Katja Liebing as Deunan Knute
Reinhard Schulat as Briareos Hecatonchires

Ghadah Al-Akel as Nike
Stephan Schleberger as A. J. Sebastian
German companies
Panini Video (second release)
Splendid Film
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Distributor: Manga DVD
Dutch cast
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
Emina AB (DVD)
PolyGram (VHS)
Swedish cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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