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Appleseed XIII: Complete Series (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray]
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This TV series does stay true to Duenan and Briearios's characters, along with supporting cast like Hitomi and others in ESWAT. You get the beer drinking Duenan, and who is also always ready for confronting terrorists alongside Briaerios in defense of the city of Olympus which they have made their home. You also get plenty of Shirow style no-nonsense dialogue when it comes to crime fighting and the usual sort of police procedural found in the Ghost in the Shell TV series and movies.
The animation is top-notch for any anime TV series. You can check trailers for this show elsewhere and judge for yourself. This isn't a movie, it's a TV series, and it has the artistic direction of a TV series, but within Appleseed XIII you will see as beautiful art as anything you've seen in anime. The CGI shows every character's emotion superbly, and the mechanical designs of the various robots, androids, "flying piloted robots of various sizes," and everything else is beautiful and true to Shirow's original mechanical designs.
This show also has the time to explore the relationship between Duenan and Briarieos and certain conflicts that come up between them.Read more ›
Also the animation is definitely sub par to what you see in the two movies,while I wasn't expecting it to keep up with that level of animation it still would have been nice if they upgraded their animation a little more that what we saw with the series.It's not that the animation is atrocious as you get spoiled on the detail of the previous mentioned movies and the animation we see on the series feels like a letdown somewhat. The voice cast though are great in their character roles I'm especially happy that two of the dub cast came back to voice their roles again in the series(David Matranga as Briareos and Luci Christian as Deunan Knute) though sadly one of the Japanese voice cast from the movies didn't return you still have two talented actors voice the characters(Maaya Sakamoto as Deunan Knute and Kōichi Yamadera as Briareos). The extras are pretty much ones we've seen with past sets the usual commentaries and trailers as well as textless intro/ending songs but that's pretty much it.
So for fans of the Appleseed movies or GITS here's a good series to look at just don't expect to much from the story or expect the high animation you saw with the movies do and all you'll get is disappointment.
Previous to this series, NOIR held the record for the use of flashback scenes. This one blew it out of the water.
The animation wasn't disgraceful; just distracting, especially the teeth. Ovarall, it actually reminds me of the rotoscoping that was used for "A Scanner Darkly".
The characers just don't have the same vibe as before nor do they really reflect the characterization from the manga; except, maybe, Lance and Kotus. I can forgive this because the original characters are pretty complex and it's difficult to portray this in a short form like a video or series. Perhaps the best portrayal of Deunan that I remember is the old cell animated ova.
The writing isn't bad. It should be noted that Appleseed came before GitS, so the material is a little dated to begin with, and the writers are putting their own spin on things. While it's not classic Masamune Shirow, is ok.
The art style more reminiscent of Shirow's actual early comic Manga work, and not the more "polished" CG
work of Appleseed EX Machina.
The story is interesting, but they use some static "art shots" too often, which at times seems to disrupt the
flow of the animation experience itself.
I've been a fan of Appleseed since I read the first Manga back in the 1980s, so on that basis alone, I liked it.
However, the art/story direction is not as polished as in AEX, but overall it does stand on its own.
English voice acting was fine as well.
Worth picking up if you're a fan of the characters and setting.
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Not enough action and way too slow compared to the first two movies. They made this a love story and when watching anime I am not interested in a love story between two animated... Read morePublished 11 months ago by christopher d. hammond
This is a great anime that draws a lot of it's strength from the fine 3-d animations and AMAZING artwork. The story is quite good and the action sequences were intense.Published 12 months ago by Xevious
There are some good episodes but I found the whole series a little confusing and a little cheesie. The animation is weird. The voice acting is good. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Rory Fry
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