My first review will be about the new Appleseed movie I just purchased on Blu-Ray based on the popular Appleseed manga series by Shirow Masamune.  This is the sequel to the 2004 CG anime adaptation directed by Shinji Aramaki, a renowned mechanical designer and occasional director, and John Woo (the doves in the movie are a dead giveaway).  To not give away any of the plot this movie takes place some time after the events of the first, and Tartarus is still in the rebuilding phase.  It deals with Deunan and Briareos, full members of ESWAT, combatting a sudden inexplicable rise in android related terrorism and dealing with a new Bioroid combat model that resembles Briareos before his injuries in both body and mind.  Read more…

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