Archive for June 30th, 2007

Appleseed: Ex Machina

The sequel to the popular anime movie of 2004 is about to be released in Japan this fall.

Masamune Shirow’s post-apocalyptic future (apart from Ghost in the Shell and Dominion Tank Police) will once again be in full 3D animation and all the main characters will be back. 

I was pretty satisfied with the first movie which is a mix of the first and second book of the manga. The story kept moving forward. 

They’re keeping the same director from the first movie to do this new version and visually it looks stunning.

If the story follows the manga, it should tackle the growing difference of bioroids as well as Olympus’ global presence. I just hope they make it a little more funnier. Just like in the manga. Ghost in the Shell is already too serious, we need something to make us laugh.

Here’s the trailer.