29 user 19 critic

Appleseed Alpha (2014)

1:18 | Trailer
A tough, cute woman and a cyborg arrive at a depopulated, post WW3 Times Sq. They leave the ruins of NYC with 2 on a secret mission.


Shinji Aramaki


Marianne Krawczyk (screenplay), Shirow Masamune (original story) (as Masamune Shirow)
2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

With Brialeos convalescing after a mission, Deunan is assigned a new and remarkably familiar partner as a strange wave of terrorist attacks plague Olympus.

Director: Shinji Aramaki
Stars: Ai Kobayashi, Kôichi Yamadera, Yûji Kishi
Appleseed (2004)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?

Directors: Shinji Aramaki, Steven Foster
Stars: Ai Kobayashi, Jûrôta Kosugi, Yuki Matsuoka
Appleseed (Video 1988)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In a vast futuristic city, built on the ashes of the third world war, a police officer and her cyborg partner fight terrorism.

Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama
Stars: Masako Katsuki, Yoshisada Sakaguchi, Toshiko Sawada
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Get the high-voltage thrill ride of Appleseed XIII the series with none of the filler in the first of two action-packed movies that cut down the story to what you want most: bullets, ... See full summary »

Director: Takayuki Hamana
Stars: Luci Christian, David Matranga, Shelley Calene-Black
Appleseed XIII (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Following World War V, a global-scale conflict fought with non-nuclear weapons that almost halved the earth's population, the city-nation of Olympus stands as a beacon of hope in a world of chaos.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Maaya Sakamoto, Mikako Takahashi
Vexille (2007)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Japan, 2077: A female agent named Vexille is dispatched to Tokyo to investigate whether Japanese are developing robotic technology, which has been banned by the U.N. due to its potential threat to humankind.

Director: Fumihiko Sori
Stars: Meisa Kuroki, Shôsuke Tanihara, Yasuko Matsuyuki
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The action continues in the second Appleseed XIII movie that cuts the anime series down to what you want most: bullets, explosions, and total mayhem! When terrorists begin assassinating ... See full summary »

Director: Takayuki Hamana
Stars: Luci Christian, David Matranga, Shelley Calene-Black
Animation | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mankind is dying. Only one man can do anything about it, Space Captain Harlock, but the Gaia Coalition will stop at nothing to end him.

Director: Shinji Aramaki
Stars: Yû Aoi, Jessica Boone, Ayano Fukuda
Sky Blue (2003)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

2142: Pollution and climate change wiped out most of Earth's population. Ecoban city is built to withstand this. Suppression results in revolt. A childhood couple find each other as adults on opposing sides.

Director: Moon-saeng Kim
Stars: Andrew Ableson, Cathy Cavadini, Joon-ho Chung
Gantz: O (2016)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After being brutally murdered in a subway station, a teen boy awakens to find himself resurrected by a strange computer named Gantz, and forced to fight a large force of invading aliens in Osaka.

Directors: Yasushi Kawamura, Kei'ichi Sato
Stars: Chris Jai Alex, Tony Azzolino, Austin Nash Chase
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A black op has gone terribly wrong. Now, Captain Carmen Ibanez and a hardcore trooper famed as Major Henry "Hero" Varro must lead a team of battle-weary troopers to find the missing ship and discover what went wrong.

Director: Shinji Aramaki
Stars: Luci Christian, David Matranga, Justin Doran
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Special Agent Leon S.Kennedy goes against his superior's orders and works to destroy a series of biological weapons being used in a war zone in Europe.

Director: Makoto Kamiya
Stars: Matthew Mercer, Dave Wittenberg, Wendee Lee


Credited cast:
Yuka Komatsu Yuka Komatsu ... Deunan Knute (voice)
Jun'ichi Suwabe ... Briareos Hecatonchires (voice) (as Junichi Suwabe)
Aoi Yûki ... Iris (voice)
Hiroki Takahashi Hiroki Takahashi ... Olson (voice)
Hiroki Touchi Hiroki Touchi ... Talos (voice)
Kaori Nazuka Kaori Nazuka ... Nyx (voice)
Katsunosuke Hori Katsunosuke Hori ... Matthews (voice)
Tesshô Genda ... Two Horns (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Bunch Elizabeth Bunch ... Nyx (voice)
Wendel Calvert Wendel Calvert ... Two Horns (voice)
Luci Christian ... Deunan Knute (voice)
Adam Gibbs Adam Gibbs ... Olson (voice)
Chris Hutchinson Chris Hutchinson ... Matthews (voice)
David Matranga ... Briareos Hecatonchires (voice)
Brina Palencia ... Iris / Hitomi (voice)


Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human's future hope, the legendary city of Olympus. Written by SAI

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


To find Olympus, they must fight to survive.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence throughout, and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]


Japan | USA



Release Date:

15 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Appleseed: Alpha See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The film is a reboot to the original "Appleseed" directed by Shinji Aramaki and follows a different series of events and does not follow the "Appleseed" movie canon, despite being directed by the same director of the previous movies. See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a scene after the end credits. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great addition to the franchise
9 November 2014 | by malignanceSee all my reviews

Appleseed is one of my favourite anime series of all time. I think the magic of the series is the relationship of Deunan and Briareos, which is the main "glue" which holds the series together.

This movie cements that with an early look at their pre-ESWAT days, (Especial Weapons & Tactics) for those not in the know.

Unlike the first movie Appleseed and its follow-up Ex Machina, there are no glittering towers of beautiful buildings or people/bioroids living in a harmonious Utopia in the city of Olympus. This is a bombed to Hell urban landscape of mankind's own making and Deunan and Briareos do their best to exist in it while keeping sane and still in love with each other.

The CGI is good, NOT great, but still very good at conveying this while the story, involving stopping a madman cyborg from kick starting another war is involving and action packed.

It's also nice to hear David Matranga and Luci Christian continuing to do the voice acting for these two, I don't think Appleseed would be the same with these two talented voice actors.

Our two heroes do their best and there are moments of real passion of dialogue in the movie, also some fun moments with witty banter while they take down battle droids out in the dust bowls of former cities reduced to dust.

In summation, if your looking for a great intro to the Appleseed story, this is a good place to start, you'll see great action, good anime and a hint at the end of a follow-up movie which will no doubt continue their relationship when they reach Paradise (Olympus).

8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 29 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed