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Appleseed

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After the third world war, the organization known as the General Management Control Office constructed the city of Olympus – the only place where chaos and anarchy doesn’t hold sway. It seems unthinkable that terrorists are out to disrupt this pristine society, but the threat becomes very real to SWAT officers Deunan and Briareos when their squad mates are killed during a hostage situation. Bent on catching the lone escaped terrorist, they soon find themselves involved in a plot to undermine the whole existence of their Olympus.

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related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Appleseed Movie Movie 2004 TBD
Appleseed: Ex Machina Movie 2007 TBD
Appleseed XIII Other 2011 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Appleseed 1985 TBD
Name Role
Yumiko HORASAWA Character Design
Kazuyoshi KATAYAMA Director
Norimasa YAMANAKA Music
Masamune SHIROW Original Manga Creator

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Appleseed FullmetalCowboy24 2.6/10 Oct 21, 2013
Appleseed Shucurucu 7.5/10 Apr 25, 2011
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Dominion Tank Police

Dominion Tank Police

Many years in the future, crime is out of hand. In order keep the city safe, the Tank Police were created. The Tank Police are an elite unit that uses massive tanks to bring criminals to justice, yet many feel they do more damage than they are worth. Leona is a rookie, and within her first few days on the force she is already knee-deep in trouble.

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Rar
Appleseed and Dominion Tank Police share not only a similar city-of-the-furtue setting, but often the same kind of humor as well, the darker metropolis in Tank Police being ofset by a lighter tone than the slightly more serious Appleseed.
Ripzter
Both animes have a similar feel to them. We have a futuristic world where the good guys are trying to preserve the peace. Both series are very good older animes that people should go and watch.
Tomte
Law enforcement in the future? Tank police or Special forces these two animes have female main characters and alot of android and futuristic stuff. They also have the same style of anime and story. Enjoy!
WM2K

The manga that Appleseed and Tank Police are based on are penned by Masumne Shirow, who also wrote Ghost in the Shell. These are both quite fun and feature cute munchkin girls in lead roles. Appleseed in particular is great. Both these shows demonstrate Shirow's preoccupation with mechanised warfare; the pen may be mightier than the sword, but in a tank you're king.

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
  • Movie (1 ep x 83 min)
  • 1995

A mysterious new hacker known only as the Puppet Master threatens to create chaos, erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have cast away their physical body to become cyborgs. Is he an evil genius, or could he signal the beginning of a new age in the relationship between man and machine?

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gyakusetsu

The same person (Masamune Shirow) wrote the manga that both Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell are based upon. If you liked one, chances are that you will like the other.

WM2K

Both Appleseed and GITS were written by the same guy, and both feature a hot girl as the main character. I prefer the Major in GITS, but Deunan in Appleseed is cute in an 80s kind of way. Appleseed is a little lighter than GiTs, although both are at the pinnacle of animated storytelling

Merryberry

Both of these anime explore the futuristic possiblity and to a certain extent the effects of cybernectic and biological engineering. Also, the artistic work drawn in both of them will feel familiar (they're both done by Shirow Masamune) and this helps you watch one with easy if you enjoyed the artwork. In addition both series portray the events of some sort of agenda that goes against the system.

Bubblegum Crash!

Bubblegum Crash!

One year has passed since the Crisis. People have come to believe that peace has been restored, but they were wrong - violence strikes the neighborhood once more and it all seems like a bad case of déja vu: the Boomers are back. But this time, there's something strange about the crime wave - highly advanced computer components are disappearing at the same time. The question is, who is the puppet master behind all this, what does he want, and what is his purpose?

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The future cities in these two animes are similarly light and cheerful, but that's not going to slow down the action. Guns, robots and just the hint of moral dilemmas will keep you entertained in both Crash and Appleseed, just don't expect much more from either.

Bubblegum Crisis

Bubblegum Crisis

The year is 2032. Tokyo has been destroyed by a great earthquake and a new city, MegaTokyo, has risen from the ashes. Humans now live side-by-side with androids known as Boomers who perform many of the menial and laborious tasks that humans despise, but these artificial servants come with a price: they have a tendency to go haywire and attack those they were built to serve. The A.D. Police force was created to try and stop this menace, but its weapons can do little more than annoy the Boomers. Hope lies with the Knight Sabers, four young women with high-tech, armored suits and enough firepower to stop an army - but will it be enough to stop MegaTokyo's greatest threat?

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With a similar future setting, Bubblegum Crisis has a more natural mix of action, serious themes and comedy, due partly to extra space available in a longer running anime.

Cyber City Oedo 808

Cyber City Oedo 808

In the year 2808, criminals are no longer just wasting space in prison cells. The Cyber Police have turned to using these “patrons” by giving them a choice. Their sentence, or to work with them to catch other criminals and knock some years off their sentence. But getting off easy isn't, as each criminal is fitted with booby trapped collar that operates on a 24 hour cycle, stopped ONLY if they capture their intended targets. As time runs out on each case, someone's head must roll... the target's, or their own!

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cerberus38

Both of these older anime are set in a futuristic metropolis and both follow characters belonging to a police force of sort. If older action and cyberpunk anime are your thing then check these out.