First Trailer for APPLESEED ALPHA Has Arrived

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First Trailer for APPLESEED ALPHA Has Arrived
This summer, we'll get a new Appleseed feature in cinemas, and the good people of have just posted an English-language trailer for it.

This iteration is called Appleseed Alpha, and shows the adventures of female supersoldier Deunan and her friend Briareos, who after grievous battle injuries has been resurrected as a giant cyborg. Together they travel across an urban landscape ravaged by war, looking for pockets of civilization. The director is Aramaki Shinji, who also did the previous two Appleseed cgi-films and, more recently, the Space Pirate Captain Harlock 3D movie.

Plot-wise, it sounds like this film stays a bit closer to Masamune Shirow's manga stories. Image-wise, well... faces look a lot more realistic when compared to the earlier films, but Deunan now wears a completely ridiculous uniform which negates any sense of reality. Apparently a strong, athletic young woman in camouflage training gear isn't sexy enough in itself, we now need to include a battle cleavage, a window to her bewbs.

Check the IGN trailer below and chime in: how do you feel about this reboot? Anicipation? Hatred? Meh? Whoa?

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BosMay 13, 2014 8:17 AM

I watched and liked both the previous 2 movies, being a little sad about the lack of war scenes, and now they made a whole movie dedicated to the "wasteland" aspect of the story, so I am quite pleased honestly!

It looks well made and action packed, let's hope for a plot also.

theACMay 13, 2014 11:18 AM

I'm happy to see bizarro physics is back in play.

Looks good though. Hopefully it's as good, if not better, than the first two.

TimothyRyanMay 13, 2014 4:53 PM

I liked the first one a surprising amount, only to be insulted by the terrible, feature-length-videogame-cutscene sequel. Here's hoping the third installment gets back to the more human aspects and Appleseed lore, and pretends the previous one never existed.

Theodore WirthMay 13, 2014 5:55 PM

Nice tits. Are these promo pics even necessary? This misogynistic shite makes me want to avoid it and I already know that the APPLESEED anime series is renowned. What gives?

BtoFuMay 13, 2014 6:24 PM

Ex Machina was the worst anime/CG trip I've ever been on. This looks even worse.


DOOMMay 13, 2014 11:08 PM

Whoever scored this trailer needs to be shot.

Paul MMay 14, 2014 8:06 AM

Dang yo dat chick shot me wen I wuz checkin out dose bewbs!

Ard VijnMay 14, 2014 8:45 AM

I suppose that would be the only valid excuse for this rifuckulous outfit, yes: distracting the enemy. It annoys me, as the other aspects of the film actually look pretty damn promising.

AdhipMay 15, 2014 11:03 PM

It's been years after the previous appleseed, but the CGI has not improved.

SavvyJuly 8, 2014 12:31 PM

It didn't used to be like that, Deunan was and hopefully still is really badass, but they pick the screenshot of her looking absolutely hopeless falling... ^^'

From the trailer it seems like they sexualized her a lot more in this movie. I don't know if it's her expressions and face or her increased bust-size. Here's what she looked like before: