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Appleseed (アップルシード) is a 2004 Japanese animated science fiction action film directed by Shinji Aramaki and based on the manga of the same name created by Masamune Shirow. Appleseed received a theatrical release on April 17, 2004.


Growing out of the chaos of a global war, the city of Utopia is populated by humans and bioroids (artificial humans). On the surface, everything is harmonious, but tensions lurk. Into this seemingly perfect society comes a survivor of the wars, Deunan Knute, who carries a legacy that will turn out to be of critical importance to the future of humanity.

Dubbing History

Appleseed was originally licensed in the United States by Geneon Entertainment with a dub produced by Animaze. Geneon released the film in 30 theaters on January 14, 2005, and was later released on DVD on May 10, 2005. Geneon Entertainment's North American division was shut down in December 2007.

The license would later be picked up by Sentai Filmworks, which released Appleseed on Blu-ray Disc on May 18, 2010. The Blu-ray edition of the film includes the original Animaze English dub and an updated dub produced by Seraphim Digital, which features much of the cast from Appleseed: Ex Machina.


Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Original Redub
Deunan Knute Ai Kobayashi Jessica Straus Luci Christian
Briareos Hecatonchires Jūrōta Kosugi Jamieson Price David Matranga
Athena Areios Mami Koyama Carolyn Hennesy Allison Sumrall
Nike Miho Yamada Cindy Robinson Shelley Calene-Black
Hitomi Yuki Matsuoka Karen Strassman Hilary Haag
Yoshitsune "Yoshi" Miyamoto Toshiyuki Morikawa Dave Wittenberg Chris Patton
Edward Uranus III Yuzuru Fujimoto Michael McConnohie Jason Douglas
Colonel Hades Takehito Koyasu Skip Stellrecht Andrew Love
Kudoh Tadahisa Saizen Kalob Martinez
Dr. Gilliam Knute Emi Shinohara Karen Strassman Kara Greenberg

Additional Voices

Sentai Dub

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Dub Region Country
Geneon Entertainment 2005 DVD.jpg Animaze 1
United States United States
Sentai Filmworks 2009
2010 BD Both A

See Also

External Links

  • Appleseed (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
  • Appleseed at the Internet Movie Database