ANIME & MANGA - Article
15:38 - 6th November 2013, by David West

Appleseed XIII

Appleseed XIII is the latest adaptation of Masamune Shirow's influential cyberpunk manga, and the first TV series to tackle the adventures of Deunan and Briareos.

The story is set in the aftermath of a devastating global conflict. Deunan is a member of the elite anti-terrorist ES.W.A.T. unit alongside her cyborg partner Briareos in the city-state of Olympus. Under the watchful electronic eyes of the computer known as Gaia, Olympus is thriving, but the city-state faces hostility from the Human Liberation Front which is opposed to the very existence of the cyborg bioroids. The Front is backed by a radical group called the Argonauts, led by a man called Alcides who was believed to have been killed 20 years ago.
Director Takayuki Hamana tackles Shirow's ambitious story over 13 episodes, using full CGI with a script by Junichi Fujisaku and character design by Takayuki Goto. Appleseed XIII: Complete Series Collection is out now on DVD and Blu-ray from Manga Entertainment.

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