Appleseed Ex Machina (UK BD) in June - Artwork added
Warner Home Video have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of Appleseed Ex Machina on 2nd June 2008. Based on the manga from creator Shirow Masamune, Shinji Aramaki follows up his 2004 take on Appleseed with this new outing which finds Deunan and Briareos as both partners and lovers. As members of ESWAT, the elite forces serving Olympus, they are deployed everywhere trouble strikes. The two fighters find their partnership tested in a new way by the arrival of Tereus who uncannily resembles Briareos before the wartime injuries that led to his becoming a cyborg. At the same time, Olympus finds itself under a stealth attack . Cyborg terrorism, deadly nanotech zealots, and rioting citizens are just some of the threats that Deunan must contend with as she fights to save Olympus.
Arriving day-and-date, the only extras listed by the press release are a commentary and the featurettes “Team Up – John Woo & Shinji Aramaki” and “Revolution – Animating Ex Machina”. The US Blu-ray Disc also includes these additional features which we expect to feature on the UK release as well:
- The Appleseed Chronicles: The Definitive History of this Anime Phenomenon
- East Meets West: Similarities and variations in how different cultures enjoy the art form