Anime Review: Appleseed XIII


General Information:

Type: OVA
Genres: Action, Mecha, Military, Police, Sci-Fi
Episodes: 13
Aired: Jun 3, 2011 to Jan 25, 2012
Producers: Jinnis Animation Studios
Licencors: FUNimation Entertainment
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Unknown
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)


After facing massive destruction from a devastating war, the city Olympus has become the last stronghold as the center of command for the world. In order to protect the city from a group of terrorists known as the Argonauts, former LAPD SWAT member, Deunan Knotts, runs special military forces consisting of Biroids (cloned humans) and her cyborg partner Brialeos. Knotts must protect the city at all costs but is met with difficulties when Al Ceides, the Argonaut leader thought to be dead, resurfaces and causes problems. (Source: FUNimation)



I’ve learned about Appleseed XIII after watching Appleseed and Appleseed Alpha. I’m a fan of the franchise so I had to watch Appleseed XIII. The anime is Cyberpunk by the same creator of Ghost in the shell (Shirō Masamune). The animation is CGI for all both movies and this OVA series. I’m well aware of that anime fans dislike CGI but this one wasn’t so bad. I think Appleseed specially needs to be CGI animated. I can’t imagine the series in normal animation.

The story was strongly influenced by Greek mythology. It was quite mature in terms of the subjects it was presenting. It was some what psychological as well which I really liked. Appleseed is the type of anime that I like watching but in terms of production and overall its just good. I don’t think the anime would be appealing to everyone… If you like cyberpunk you will enjoy it.

Overall Rate: 7/10

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