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Vexille: 2077 Nihon Sakoku


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 18, 2007
Studios: Oxybot
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.041 (scored by 9,131 users)
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Ranked: #32762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2470
Members: 14,737
Favorites: 34
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Synopsis

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
Serra, Vexille
Main
Kuroki, Meisa
Japanese
Kuroki, Meisa
Zack
Zack
Supporting
Kuroda, Takaya
Japanese
Kuroda, Takaya
Maria
Maria
Supporting
Matsuyuki, Yasuko
Japanese
Matsuyuki, Yasuko
Takashi
Takashi
Supporting
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi

Staff

Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Producer
Sori, Fumihiko
Sori, Fumihiko
Director, Script, Screenplay
Burgmeier, John
Burgmeier, John
Script
McFarland, Mike
McFarland, Mike
ADR Director


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"Close Your Eyes" by Basement Jaxx

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"Together Again" by mink




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Ranivus
May 11, 2008
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
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Beatnik
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, read more
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Static
Mar 10, 2008
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
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MotokoAramaki
Sep 16, 2008
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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Poll: Vexille - 2077 Nihon Sakoku Episode 1 Discussion
cyruz - Feb 3, 2008
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Feb 16, 3:59 PM
SPOILER ALERT! something's amiss in ending.
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