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Appleseed
Promotional poster for Appleseed (2004)
アップルシ-ド
(Appleseed)
Genre Cyberpunk
Manga
Authored by Masamune Shirow
Publisher Kodansha
Seishinsha (Tankōbon)
Media Factory (Bunkoban)
France Glénat
Germany Egmont
Italy Star Comics
Netherlands Mana
Spain Planeta de Agostini
United States Eclipse Comics, Dark Horse
Serialized in -
Original run 15 February 198515 April 1989
No. of volumes 5
OVA
Directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama
Studio Bandai Visual
No. of episodes 1
Released 21 April 1988
Runtime 70 minutes
Movie: Appleseed
Directed by Shinji Aramaki
Studio Digital Frontier
Released 17 April 2004
Runtime 107 minutes
Related
  • Appleseed TV
    Appleseed Saga Ex Machina (movie sequel)
For the Aesop Rock album, see Appleseed (album).

Appleseed (アップルシ-ド Appurushīdo?) is a science fiction manga created by Masamune Shirow which spanned four volumes, released between 1985 and 1989. It was adapted into a one-episode anime OVA, produced by Bandai Visual in 1988, a CGI anime movie, Appleseed, released in 2004, and a series of video games. Download high resolution version (517x755, 83 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... Masamune Shirow ) is a manga artist of international renown, born Masanori Ota (太田 まさのりOta Masanori) on November 23, 1961. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Kodansha (講談社 Kōdansha) is a major Japanese publisher of literature and manga, headquartered in (Bunkyo), Tokyo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Tankōbon ) is the Japanese term for a compilation volume of a particular series (such as a manga or a novel series, magazine articles, essays, craft patterns, etc. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Media Factory, Inc. ... Tankōbon ) is the Japanese term for a compilation volume of a particular series (such as a manga or a novel series, magazine articles, essays, craft patterns, etc. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Glénat can refer to: Glénat, a commune in the Cantal département, in France Glénat, a publisher This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Egmont may refer to the following: Egmont is a play by Goethe telling the tale of the 16th century Flemish Count of Egmont who is sentenced to death by the occupying Spaniards. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... 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Tankōbon ) is the Japanese term for a compilation volume of a particular series (such as a manga or a novel series, magazine articles, essays, craft patterns, etc. ... Original Video Animation (OVA) is an acronym used in Japan for anime titles that are released directly to retail sale, without prior showings on TV or in theaters. ... Tin plate toy car by Bandai Bandai is a Japanese toy making company. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Appleseed (アップルシ-ド Appurushîdo) was released in 2004 by Geneon. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aesop Rock (born Ian Matthias Bavitz, 1976) is a hip hop musician (rapper and producer). ... Appleseed is an independent release by underground rapper Aesop Rock. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... Masamune Shirow ) is a manga artist of international renown, born Masanori Ota (太田 まさのりOta Masanori) on November 23, 1961. ... Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation originating in Japan. ... A human ovum An ovum (loosely, egg or egg cell) is a female sex cell or gamete. ... Tin plate toy car by Bandai Bandai is a Japanese toy making company. ... Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects. ... 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Appleseed, like much of Masamune's work, merges elements of the cyberpunk and mecha genres with a heavy dosage of politics, philosophy, and sociology. Berlins Sony Center in Potsdamer Platz reflects the global reach of a Japanese corporation. ... One common feature of logos used by MEChA chapters, an Eagle holding a lit stick of dynamite and a maquahuitl. ... Politics is the process by which groups make decisions. ... Socrates (central bare-chested figure) about to drink hemlock as mandated by the court. ... Social interactions and their consequences are the subject of sociology. ...

Contents

Manga

Originally published in Japan in 1985, Book One Appleseed: The Promethean Challenge was published directly to paperback instead of being serialized, a rarity in the Japanese manga market. This was soon followed by the publication of Book Two, Appleseed: Prometheus Unbound, Book Three Appleseed: The Scales of Prometheus in 1987, and Book Four Appleseed: The Promethean Balance in 1989. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


In 1986, Appleseed won the Seiun Award — the Japanese equivalent of the Hugo Award — for Best Manga. The Seiun Award is a famous Japanese science fiction award for writers. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ...


In 1990, Shirow produced the Appleseed Databook, a detailed look into the history, the people, and the technology found in the world of Appleseed.


From 1988 to 1992, Appleseed was published in English by Eclipse Comics, packaged by Studio Proteus. The manga is currently published by Dark Horse Comics. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Eclipse Comics was an American comic book publisher, one of several influential indendent publishers during the 1980s. ... Studio Proteus was a Japanese manga import and translation company, founded in 1986 by Toren Smith and based in San Francisco. ... Dark Horse Comics logo Dark Horse Comics is one of the largest independent comic book publishers in the United States, behind dominant publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics. ...


Appleseed Hypernotes was released in 1996 as a collected volume in Japan. It consisted of a four chapter story followed by technical information about the world, mechs, and equipment much like Appleseed Databook. Originally published in Comic Gaia in serial form, it was reprinted for readers in the United States in Super Manga Blast (issues 25-36), a Dark Horse Comics publication. According to Anime Tourist[1], an online manga news site, one of the terms for Hypernotes publication stated that Appleseed Hypernotes could not be released in English as a collected format. The reason for this is because Shirow was unsatisfied with the work and wanted to fix it before releasing it as a complete book for English readers. It has been said that Appleseed Hypernotes was Book Five of the Appleseed series. Dark Horse Comics logo Dark Horse Comics is one of the largest independent comic book publishers in the United States, behind dominant publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


December 2006 will see the release of Appleseed ID (short for Illust & Data) by Dark Horse Comics as the Appleseed Databook replacement (currently discontinued). The book includes the short story released with the original Appleseed Databook, "Called Game". Dark Horse Comics logo Dark Horse Comics is one of the largest independent comic book publishers in the United States, behind dominant publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics. ...


Shirow has stated that he originally planned the series to be composed of a total of ten books, but currently has made no plans to continue the series.


Adaptations

Appleseed was also the inspiration for two anime adaptations, the first an OVA released in 1988 and directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama, the second a CGI movie released in 2004 and directed by Shinji Aramaki. Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation originating in Japan. ... A human ovum An ovum (loosely, egg or egg cell) is a female sex cell or gamete. ... Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects. ... Appleseed (アップルシ-ド Appurushîdo) was released in 2004 by Geneon. ...


Aramaki will also be directing the sequel to the 2004 movie, titled Appleseed Saga Ex Machina, which is set to be released in the current of 2007 in Japan. The movie will once again feature animated computer-generated imagery and John Woo is fully involved in the production. Also planned for 2006 is a more traditionally-animated 26-episode series and a PlayStation 2 game by Sega. Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects. ... John Woo (Chinese: ; pinyin: Wú Yǔsēn) (born 1 May 1946) is a Chinese film director and producer known especially for his Heroic bloodshed movies, which often include balletic violence, he is very talented directing skills and has known sucess with such hits as A Better tomorrow movies and... Appleseed EX is a video game by Sega for the PlayStation 2 based on the 2004 film of the same name based on the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. ...


See also

From the wikipedia Appleseed article. ... Appleseed (アップルシ-ド Appurushîdo) was released in 2004 by Geneon. ... Appleseed is a video game for the Super Famicom based on the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. ... Appleseed EX is a video game by Sega for the PlayStation 2 based on the 2004 film of the same name based on the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. ...

References

  1. ^ "Manga News from Studio Proteus", Anime Tourist, May 24, 2002.

May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

External links

  • Appleseed the Movie - Geneon's official website
  • Official Australian Appleseed Website
  • Official Appleseed PS2 game website
  • Appleseed (manga) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
  • Appleseed (OVA) (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
  • Appleseed (Movie) (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia

  Results from FactBites:
 
Appleseed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (597 words)
Appleseed, like much of Masamune's work, merges elements of the cyberpunk and mecha genres with a heavy dosage of politics, philosophy, and sociology.
Appleseed Hypernotes was released in 1996 as a collected volume in Japan.
Appleseed was also the inspiration for two anime adaptations, the first an OVA released in 1988 and directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama, the second a CGI movie released in 2004 and directed by Shinji Aramaki.
Johnny Appleseed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2793 words)
Johnny Appleseed, born John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), was an American pioneer nurseryman, and missionary for the Church of the New Jerusalem, founded by Emanuel Swedenborg.
Appleseed's managers were asked to sell trees on credit, if at all possible, but he would accept corn meal, cash or used clothing in barter.
The Johnny Appleseed Commission to the Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne reported, "as a part of the celebration of Indiana's 100th birthday in 1916 an iron fence was placed in the Archer graveyard by the Horticulture Society of Indiana setting off the grave of Johnny Appleseed.
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