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Appleseed Movie

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In a world where mankind is at the brink of destruction, one lone scientist has concocted the means to save it: bioroids. These artificial humans coexist with humans in the city of Olympus, under the watchful eye of the supercomputer Gaia -- to stabilize society. The military strongly opposes their use, however, and the elite soldier Deunan may hold the key to saving both the human race and the lives of the bioroids. Teamed up with an old friend, Briareos, Deunan must race against the clock to discover the secret of the Appleseed before countless lives are tragically lost...

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Appleseed OVA 1988 TBD
Appleseed: Ex Machina Movie 2007 Sequel
Appleseed XIII Other 2011 TBD

related manga

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Appleseed 1985 TBD
Name Role
Masaki YAMADA Character Design
Shinji ARAMAKI Director
Masamune SHIROW Original Manga Creator

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Vexille: 2077 Isolation of Japan

Vexille: 2077 Isolation of Japan
  • Movie (1 ep x 110 min)
  • 2007

Disturbed by Japan’s emergence as the de facto world leader in robotics, the United Nations instituted an international treaty requiring stringent regulations. When vocal objections failed to overturn the decision, Japan chose to withdraw from the UN and vanished from world view in a self-imposed isolation made possible by an impenetrable electromagnetic barrier. Now, ten years later in 2067, the only means of contact between Japan and the world belongs to Daiwa Heavy Industries, a powerful corporation monopolizing the world’s robotics market. The uneasy truce comes under question when SWORD, a U.S. special forces unit, finds disturbing evidence that Japan may have sinister designs for the rest of the world. SWORD must now infiltrate Japan to separate fact from fiction, but is anyone prepared for the truth?

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The animation of both movies is very similar. Both are set in a future where ''bioroids'' and robots play an important part in human society. The theme is also alike, it deals with the question; ''Whats better, humans or androids?''. There also is a great deal of action in the two of them.


Both movies have a very similar feel in the animation style as well as being set in the future. With small mech suits and an underlying question on the defenition of human freedom, these movies keep you entertained on an action and socialogical level.

If you like futuristic style anime similar to Ghost in the Shell, then I would reccomend both Appleseed Movie and Vexille.


Both movies address some of the ethical and moral concerns that would arise should society closely integrate technologies that blur the boundaries between man and machine, e.g. bioroids, androids and cyborgs.


Both movies have aweosme graphics, awesome stories. Both movies have some types of andriods. The world in both movies is under danger of destruction. So, if these are the types of things that interest you, you should check out both movies.


I believe Vexille was done by the same guys who did Appleseed movie. Great storyline and mechs looks similar. The CG in Vexille is fantastic; more of a cell shading look--similar to Appleseed: Ex Machina. All three are great!


Both anime movies have a similar setting, in a futuristic city with a large population of androids. The main protagonists are very similar; they are both arse-kicking women belonging to a police/special force unit in armoured suits. The animation is also very similar and very easy on the eye. If you liked one, check out the other.


Both movies are set in a post-apocalyptic type world. Where humans and machines have to co-exist.

Both focus on the idea of humanity and what it entails to be human. Can you create a "better" human. and other ideas like that

The CGI animation is wonderful. It's quite appealing to watch, and the detail that was put into each character is apparent.

Plus the action is dope. So all in all, they are quite similar. If you liked one, you will most likely like the other (^.^)


If you like the style of one, you won't be disappointed with the other. Visually these titles look alike and they are gorgeous, especially in hd.

Both stories are dealing with the idea of a society formed by artificial beings and are questioning our morals in dealing with such society.

If you are in a mood for a great looking sci-fi, you have just found them, but don't expect too much from the story.


Both Appleseed and Vexille have many things in common. Most obvious is their animation style; a hybrid between CGI and conventional anime, and both make great use of it - which is all the more appreciative when both movies include scenes of great fights/battles in a sci-fi futuristic world. Also, both movies have a plot which is full of calm scenes and intense scenes, providing enough plot and action to leave the viewer satisfied. Another reason for this recommendation is regarding how both movies play out, as they lead to a great climax involving threatenly huge and advanced technology.


The simularities are easy to see. The 3D animations, the mech suits made for battle, the people using science to play god with the human race in simular but different ways, and in both cases, the main character is a bad ass military chick. If you liked either, I'd definately recommend the other.


Both movies have a extremely similar CG style as well as action scenes. They take place in the future with mechs/suits as well. Just that is enough right.


These two movies share a similar animation style. Both are set in the future and feature a female lead who is quite capable of holding her own in a fight. There is plenty of action in both movies, as they explore what it means to be human. While I feel that Appleseed is the better of the two, I think if you enjoyed one, you'd probably enjoy the other.

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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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Both Appleseed and GitS have the same futuristic and epic feeling to it. Were you are thrown into a future filled with cyborgs, robots and stuff. Both series have a good script and is artisticly verry well done(even though one is CG/anime and the other one just pure anime). Two great action/scifi works that have to be seen.
I watched Ghost in the Shell maybe a year ago, and I loved it, but I just finished watching Appleseed and the movie to me was almost paralell in coincidences and happenings... It only seems fit that if you were to like Appleseed you'd like GitS, fight coreography in both is amazing!

Both works of Masamune Shirow raise questions about life and the rights of robotic humanoids, being cyborgs, AIs or bioroids, in a society where the line between humans and robots is becoming thinner. They are also filled with great fight scenes and well done animation. The main female characters also look very similar. They are a must see for sci-fi cyberpunk lovers.


While Gits goes much deeper you will find a similar atmosphere.

What will happen if we can replace human bodies with machine and keep our conscience. Would your loved ones still love you? Would you be the same? What if your a robot with develops a conscience? How do you know you were human in the first place?


If you like cyberpunk you'll love this anime. Distinct characters, massive intrigue and many, many other things make a great anime :)

Armitage III

Armitage III

The year is 2179: humans and robots have colonized Mars. A newer Third-Type robot has been designed to interact undetected in human society. That is, until a man named D'anclaude discovers their secret and starts a movement to wipe them out. Armitage is a Third-Type that works for the police with her partner Ross, and now these two must rid the planet of D'anclaude and his evil plans.

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Appleseed and Armitage are perfectly matched for each other. The animation style might look drastically different, but both are amazing cyberpunk stories that will capture your attention. If you like cyberpunk and darkness, why not check this out??


The story of both this movies revolves around humanity creating new forms of life enhancing humanity itself and then the fear and hate to the beings they created. They also share the subject of these new races reproduction, as well as a great deal of action, a hardcore girl and a hardcore boyfriend where one of them is a cyborg.


What will happen if we can replace human bodies with machine and keep our conscience. Would your loved ones still love you? Would you be the same? What if your a robot with develops a conscience? How do you know you were human in the first place?

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
  • Movie (1 ep x 101 min)
  • 2004

In a dystopic city of the future, there has been a rash of killings at the hands of prototype robots. These anomalies from the company Locus Solus are making headlines, and have caught the attention of the cyborg Batou and the crew of the Section 9 special forces. Yet beneath the random violence, a sinister plot is unfolding -- a situation so dangerous that it threatens not only Batou, but innocent humans and cyborgs alike. Can the team of Section 9 unravel the mystery of these murders before they suffer the same fate as the victims?

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The movie "Appleseed" reminded me of "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" (GITS2) because of the amazing art involved. I am a very visual person so when I saw GITS2, I was just blown away with the eye candy. Then when I saw Appleseed I was even more amazed. Also, both movies had some good music to go with it. I preferred GITS2's music and Appleseed's action/story. I didn't love the story in Appleseed, but GITS2 had barely any clear story. For visual-lovers these are must-sees otherwise you may want to skip these movies.

If you love the work of Masamune Shirow, then these two movies are a must see. Chuck full o'action, twisted plots, and jaw dropping CG.


These movies are the product of Anime's first foray into CGI. It can have them feeling a bit strange, like the graphics are too smooth, somehow. But if you're into that sort of thing, both feature high-quality action and girls who kick ass. Reccommended that you watch Ghost in the Shell before the sequel though, obviously~


  • Movie (1 ep x 91 min)
  • 1998

In a research outpost in Turkey, an ancient relic known as Noah’s Ark has been discovered, and ARCAM, the world’s most secret organization in charge of keeping world order, must protect the ark from the deranged forces of the US Machine Corps. Yu Ominae, ARCAM’S #1 Spriggan, is an elite secret operative with one mission: Stop the key to NOAH’S ARK from being used by Colonel Mac Dougall, a cybernetically enhanced child with psychokinetic powers. Noah will be your grave!

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Both of these have stunning visuals and fast-paced action. While the stories are different, it just seems natural that ifyou've watched one, you should watch the other.


The main character in both are over natural and have to fight in order to protect ideals with guns and blood.

A cientific plot (about human development) is behind in both too.


These two action movies are rather similar by their plot: both have their main characters to take up arms to not just defend themselves, but also their ideals and, ultimately, whole humankind. They offer a satisfactory level of depth in both the characters as well as the surrounding world. If you’re an action movie fan and liked one, I don’t see why you wouldn’t enjoy the other as well.