films seen
6
average score
3.50*
nationality
Japan - 61 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The good stuff

Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina

by Shinji Aramaki
Also known as
Ekusu Makina
Specifics
2007 / 105m - Japan
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Animation
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina poster

I was a bit weary revisiting this film. This type of CG animation generally doesn't well, but I was surprised to find a film with a lot of flair, a decent sci-fi plot, superb designs and more than its share of spectacular action sequences. The character animation has clearly aged, the rest was still pretty impressive.

Solid pieces

Appleseed Alpha

by Shinji Aramaki
Specifics
2014 / 93m - Japan
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Animation
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Appleseed Alpha poster

Space Pirate Captain Harlock

by Shinji Aramaki
Specifics
2013 / 115m - Japan
Genre
Sci-fi, Adventure, Animation
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Space Pirate Captain Harlock poster

Halo Legends

by Frank O'Connor, Shinji Aramaki, Hideki Futamura, Toshiyuki Kan'no, Tomoki Kyôda, Kôichi Mashimo, Yasushi Muraki, Daisuke Nishio, Mamoru Oshii, Kôji Sawai, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Keiichi Sugiyama, Takahiro Tanaka
Also known as
Heirô Rejenzu
Specifics
2010 / 120m - Japan
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Animation
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Halo Legends poster

Appleseed

by Shinji Aramaki, Steven Foster
Also known as
Appurushido
Specifics
2004 / 101m - Japan
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Animation
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Appleseed poster

The inoffensive

Megazone 23 Part III

by Shinji Aramaki, Ken'ichi Yatagai
Specifics
1989 / 101m - Japan
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Animation
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Megazone 23 Part III poster

The third part in the original Megazone series is a bit different from the other two. It's a two part OAV that is set several centuries after the events of the first two films. It shares the same universe, but that's about it. People hoping to revisit the same cast of characters will be sorely disappointed.

The lead character is Eiji Takanaka, a young but talented hacker who is scouted by a group of rebels to act against a mysterious cult. Eiji is sent to the lower parts of Eden, where he learns about the true nature of Eden. The plot is interesting enough, though it takes a while to get up to speed.

The first part in particular is a little slow, luckily the second part rectifies that. It's famed mecha enthusiast Shinji Aramaki's direction that makes the biggest difference though. Characters and drama may be a little plain, the action scene and sci-fi designs are spot on. All in all, good fun.