Vexille: 2077 Nihon Sakoku


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Alternative Titles

English: Vexille
Synonyms: Vexille: 2077 Nippon Sakoku, Vexille: 2077 Japan National Isolation
Japanese: ベクシル 2077日本鎖国


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 18, 2007
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Oxybot
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, MilitaryMilitary, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.931 (scored by 1045410,454 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #40102
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Popularity: #4094
Members: 17,830
Favorites: 34

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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.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Serra, Vexille

Kuroki, Meisa


Park, Romi


Matsuyuki, Yasuko


Kuroda, Takaya


Kakihara, Tetsuya


Ootsuka, Akio


Takahashi, Kenji


Morikawa, Toshiyuki


Saitou, Jirou


Sugou, Takayuki


Cook, Justin
Sori, Fumihiko
Director, Script, Screenplay


Opening Theme

"Close Your Eyes" by Basement Jaxx

Ending Theme

"Together Again" by mink

May 11, 2008
Ranivus (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 10, 2008
Beatnik (All reviews)
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, read more
Mar 10, 2008
Static (All reviews)
Vexille - 2077 Nihon Sakoku shares the same inspiration as Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed, following an almost straight forward cyberpunk plot line.

The story is fairly good and had some potencial. All flows around the isolation of Japan during 10 years because the disagreements in a Treatment for the preservation of mankind during the Robotized era. In short the denial of creating androids.
It is a simple plotline with good potencial for plot twists but unfortunatly it starts entering in a downward spiral to failure due to some bad decisions of the directors.

Art and Sound are simply Amazing. Superb animation not only for the read more
Sep 16, 2008
xMatronxMalicex (All reviews)
For the record, I didn't start off hating this movie. I'd actually been searching for it for a good year before they released it in June (July? Something with a J). I looked at it lovingly the whole way home once I'd bought it, and when I watched it for the first time, I felt...happy.

That was about for the first 15 minutes.

I've watched it 3 times since I bought it, and it never gets better. I don't know whether or not I'm biased towards Shirow or whether I just expect better from the producers, but something about this movie was a little off.

First, let read more

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