First Episode Review for: Appleseed XIII
Summary : Follows the daily life of two members of an elite anti crime squad in the Utopian city of tomorrow, BASED on the classic manga series Appleseed
Animation : Now I was hoping for the same sort of animation that we saw in Ghost in the shell, something worthy of Shirow Masamune, and they nearly have it, they have got everything right EXCEPT the human (non mecha) forms which look like animation from the early final fantasy cut scenes, its jarring and feels cheap in a lot of places.
Plot Potential: As expected an excellent plot from the get go for both newbies to the Appleseed story and people who have read all the books,
Characters: Personally I think they have done an excellent job of transposing the characters to the small screen, job well done
Music: rubbish…sorry…. its was bobbins
Reminds me of: Appleseed Ex Machina (yes i know thats cheeting)
Overall: At last a proper series for Appleseed that is gripping an good fun to watch, unfortunately let down by some terrible animation
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