I have just purchased the Appleseed Limited Collector's Edition. First off I like the tin box it came in. It's not big and bulky like some of the other one's I have and I like the artwork on the cover. It's a 2 disc editon so on the inside the dvds are overlapping each other. They're not separated on those little wing holders are common in many 2 disc sets. I don't it so much, since this is the first one in my collection like it. My brother said he doesn't care for it 'cause it hinders you getting to the second disc and it is a higher risk of damaging the dvds. Well, that's my technical report! This is a remake of the 1988 Appleseed movie, with spectacular CG animation. The music is also some of the best pieces I've heard in a while. The music is credited to the Boom Boom Satelites and other supporting musicians. The graphics are also top notch. It's a good blend of computer and anime techniques. To the story, this is another movie you have to pay attention to. It's not a brain killer like some, but I recommend not doing two things at once while watching this, just a suggestion. It focuses on a soldier named Deunan who is tracked down and taken to Olympus, a Utopia for humanity and Bioroids. Bioroids are these superior clones that are supposed to help the survival of the huaman race. Their emotions are restricted, they don't feel love, hate, or jealousy. Also they cannot reproduce. There are these 2 conditions in order to control them, but to balance the scale there is a virus contained at the top of the Tartarus building that, when released, will cease human reproduction. Basically it's conspiracy, 'cause a lot of people do not like the bioroids. And so questions start popping up as to why Deunan keeps being attacked, why was she brought to Olympus to beging with, What's up with General Uranus, the Council, and Gaia? All interspersed between these questions are some really cool fight scenes. I give this one a 9 out 10. Could have been a bit clearer with the story/timeframe. Okay now I think I'm back on track for future anime reviews. (let's see how long this'll last! hee hee hee).
Boma at 9:56 PM