Appleseed Alpha

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Synonyms: Project Alpha, Appleseed α
Japanese: Appleseed Alpha


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 17, 2015
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.931 (scored by 97969,796 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44862
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Popularity: #5030
Members: 19,198
Favorites: 34

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Set in a different series of events, this story does not follow the previous Appleseed movie canon (despite being directed by the same director of the previous movies); it is an alternate story to their beginnings. Briareos is already a cyborg and did not become separated from Deunan to be later reunited in Olympus to join ESWAT.

Appleseed Alpha depicts the early days of Deunan Knute and Briareos in the 22nd century, as they embark on a journey throughout dystopic ruins of New York in search of the city of Olympus. They are hired by Two Horns, the warlord of the ruined city, to eliminate bipedal combat machines. During the fight, they encounter Iris and Olson, both on a mission. Deunan and Briareos befriend them and decide to join their mission.

Iris is tasked with preventing the malevolent cyborg Talos from capturing a secret weapon humans were building. Talos uses Iris to activate the gigantic war machine.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Characters & Voice Actors

Knute, Deunan

Komatsu, Yuka

Hecantochires, Briareos

Suwabe, Junichi



Two Horns

Genda, Tesshou


Yuuki, Aoi


Touchi, Hiroki


Nazuka, Kaori


Hori, Katsunosuke


Takahashi, Hiroki



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Ending Theme

"Depth" by Yasutaka Nakata


Oct 21, 2014
It's breddy gud /10

Story is kinda cliché, but hey... If it's not broken don't fix it.

Art is really the strong point. The CG is amazing and everything looks great.

Sound is also great, adds a lot to the experience.

Characters are pretty good, if a little cliché, I don't have any experience with the rest of Appleseed so I won't complain much.
Sep 6, 2015
Mixed Feelings
I found about this franchise with the trailer of Appleseed Alfa post by IGN, “from the creator of Ghost in the Shell”, but is not recommendable to compare because after watching the four movies all i can thing of is “Transformers”, mediocre and disposable entertainment made for a wider audience. Don’t get wrong, the movies are not bad… just mediocre.
Have you ever see a movie and something stupid happed; something that doesn’t make sense, you ask yourself why it happens and answer is “well, y it’s a movie”. You haven realize (or don’t want to accept it) but suspension of disbelief has die ...
May 23, 2024
Yikes is the best word to sum up Appleseed Alpha.

This alternative story takes place in what looks to be the most cliché post-apocalyptic world with a cast that is equally cliché in every way possible, from the misunderstood pretentious villain who wants to "control" the world through destruction by justifying pseudo-philosophical beliefs that don't even apply; to the damsel in Distress troupe and most annoyingly the main cast have so much plot armour that it would make a Battle Shonen protagonist envious.

Most combat encounters are also ridiculously scripted, and nothing feels natural. No amount of battle tactics or thought matters because almost every ...

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