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Appleseed Ex Machina (R2) in June - Artwork added

Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD 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.

A two-disc collector’s edition the only extras listed by the press release are the extras from disc one of the R1 release. These include a commentary and the featurettes “Team Up – John Woo & Shinji Aramaki” and “Revolution – Animating Ex Machina”.

The Region 1 two-disc set featured the following additional content on the second disc:

  • The Appleseed Chronicles: The Definitive History of this Anime Phenomenon
  • East Meets West: Similarities and variations in how different cultures enjoy the art form

The R2 is likely to feature the same content.

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