Vexille: 2077 Nihon Sakoku


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Synonyms: Vexille: 2077 Nippon Sakoku, Vexille: 2077 Japan National Isolation
Japanese: ベクシル 2077日本鎖国
English: Vexille
German: Vexille
Spanish: Vexille
French: Vexille 2077
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 18, 2007
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Oxybot
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.901 (scored by 1099310,993 users)
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Ranked: #46402
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Popularity: #5018
Members: 19,051
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In an alternate 21st century, the robotics industry undergoes a period of rapid advancement worldwide. By the year 2050, Japan has firmly established itself as the leader in robotic technology and manufacture with Daiwa Heavy Industries. As the technology evolves to include robotic enhancements to the human body, the blurring of the line between man and machine triggers a sudden shift in world opinion. In response, the U.N. passes a unilateral ban of further research and development on robotics in 2067. Japan fiercely objects to this ban, but is unable to prevent its passage. In protest, Japan withdrew from international politics and chose to pursue a policy of high-tech national isolation. While only trade continues, Japan disappears from the world scene.

Ten years later, a series of bizarre incidents lead the American technology police agency SWORD to believe that Japan has concealed extensive development of banned technologies through the use of the RACE network. SWORD dispatches a unit of special agents to infiltrate Japan and gather intelligence on the country. Vexille, a veteran agent among the group, uncovers the horrifying truth behind the ten years of isolation.

Characters & Voice Actors

Serra, Vexille

Kuroki, Meisa


Park, Romi


Matsuyuki, Yasuko


Kuroda, Takaya


Kakihara, Tetsuya


Takahashi, Kenji


Morikawa, Toshiyuki




Saitou, Jirou


Sugou, Takayuki


Cook, Justin
Sori, Fumihiko
Director, Script, Screenplay


Opening Theme

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"Close Your Eyes" by Basement Jaxx

Ending Theme

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Feb 10, 2008
Vexille is in the same vein as cyberpunk thriller franchises Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell. There is excellent animation and world/mecha design on display, with great music by Paul Oakenfold.

The story is intriguing and has moments of awe, but is overall generic and subpar. The premise of having the main protagonist from America and treating Japan like current-day hermit North Korea is very cool but not expanded upon creatively.

Vexille settles for obligatory action setpieces and clichéd villains to fill the running time. All stuff straight out of the Rebels-Fight-Empire 101 textbook. A textbook that is in need of a new edition, ...
May 11, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Set in the year 2077, this cyberpunk thriller starts off with a bang and unfortunately goes out with a wimper.

The story evolves around roughneck yet beautiful girl named Vexille who works for an elite military force codenamed: S.W.O.R.D. In a nutshell, Japan has elected to become an isolated country and decides not to play ball with the rest of the world. A semi interesting story ensues...

Fortunately, as soon as the movie starts you are well treated for some nice visual eye candy. As you would expect from a CGI heavy movie, everything is rendered with utmost detail. But almost immediately you will notice that ...
Jul 19, 2009
The story telling in Vexille is entirely unimaginative. Yes, that should be where this review begins; very little to no thought at all went into making the story line. Nearly everything is predictable far before it happens and the things that aren't you won't care about because there isn't any character depth to hold it together. This is not helped by the flashy animation style which accomplishes its shiny veneer at the cost of removing emotions from the faces of the characters. Seriously, it's not fair, the characters don't have that depth to lose. The fact that anime emotions are exaggerated beyond actual ...

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Recent News

Vexille in Theaters in 2008

Vexille in Theaters in 2008

FUNimantion announced Vexille will open in theaters and DVD in August 2008. For those who crave cg futuristic robot anime then you will be looking forward to this. more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Vexille - 2077 Nihon Sakoku Episode 1 Discussion
cyruz - Feb 3, 2008
36 repliesby MajedM1999 »»
Mar 13, 11:35 AM
SPOILER ALERT! something's amiss in ending.
grayle - Mar 8, 2009
1 repliesby HNSeijin »»
Mar 24, 2009 11:13 PM
Looks great! :)
Mad - Jul 5, 2007
19 repliesby Code_Monkey »»
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