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The Phantom Zone Anime Review Site.


.hack//Legend of the Twilight
Angelic Layer
Aquarian Age: The Movie
Astro Boy
Banner of the Stars
Brain Powered
Carcaptors: The Movie
Castle in the Sky
Crest of the Stars
Detective Conan
Digimon: The Movie
Digimon 02
Dragonball: Mystical Adventure
Dragonball-Z: Dead Zone
Dragonball-Z: The Tree of Might
Dragonball-Z: The World's Strongest
Dragonball-Z: Lord Slug
Dragonball-Z: Super Android #13
Dragonball-Z: Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan
Dragonball G.T.
Dragon Drive
El Hazard
Figure 17
Final Fantasy: Unlimited
Fruits Basket
Fullmetal Alchemist
Full Metal Panic
Ghost In The Shell
Ghost In The Shell 2
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C.
Gundam: 08th M.S. Team
Gundam 0080
Gundam 0083
Gundam: Char's Counterattack
Gundam Seed
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Interstella 5555
Kiki's Delivery Service
Legend of Lemnear
Machine Robo
Magic Knight Rayearth
Pokemon: The First Movie
Pokemon the Movie 2000
Pokemon 3: The Movie
Pokemon: Mew Two Returns
Pokemon 4-ever
Pokemon Heroes
Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker
Sister Princess
Spirited Away
Transformers: Armada
Transformers: Cybertron
Transformers: Energon
Transformers: R.i.D
Transformers: The Movie
Ultraman Tiga
Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie
Zoids: Fuzors
Zoids: Chaotic Century
Zoids: Guardian Force

Distributor: Geneon
Original Story: Shirow Masamune
Volumes: N/A
Rating: R (yes, you're not imagining it, an R-rating)
Anime Code: G

In the ashes of a global war, the city of Olympus rose, along with Bioroids, artificial clones.  While it seems that Bioroids live in peace with their human counterparts, human terrorists are plotting the destruction of all Bioroids.  Enter Deunan Knute, an ex-commando, picked to be on the ES.W.A.T. team.  With her is Briareos, her boyfriend, who is 75% machine.  Together, they must retrieve something called the Appleseed before all Bioroids perish.

Review: This is what it's all about, people, this is why I love anime.  This is the figurehead of the anime genre (even though it's CG).  The plot is intriguing, the characters deep, the action suspenseful, and it has everything I love.  The only thing I regret is that I didn't discover it sooner.  Masamune (who did Ghost In The Shell, mind you) has outdone himself once again.

Action Level: 5/5
Think Bubblegum Crisis, Gundam, and Gunparade March all rolled into one big bang package.

Romance Level: 4/5
I don't think even I could've plotted the whole Deunan/Briareos relationship better myself.  Thinking he's dead, then he shows up but he's mostly machine.  Beautiful, simply beautiful, we get to watch as their relationship soars and suffers through all.

Comedy Level: 1/5
Hitomi was pretty funny, even when she wasn't trying to be.

Adult Level: 3/5
Suspected homosexual tendencies between Deunan and Hitomi.  Yeah, I know, I know, wishful thinking.

Drama Level: 5/5
A soldier returning from war, lovers reunited, the whole question of what is humanity, oh man, there is so much good drama, I don't know where to begin.

Overall Level: 4/5
An excellent piece of work with a killer soundtrack.  The only bad part is all the Greek references.