Appleseed XIII

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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 5.3  (369)

Appleseed XIII is a futuristic anime series, released in 2011 by FUNimation. The show is a reboot of Masamune Shirow's classic manga franchise, which has been adapted into several anime movies and series over the years. This particular iteration follows the adventures of the elite special forces unit, ESWAT, as they navigate a world torn apart by war and political turmoil.

The show is set in the year 2127, in a post-apocalyptic world where humans live alongside artificial lifeforms called 'Bioroids'. The Bioroids were created to be superior to humans in every way, possessing enhanced physical abilities and intelligence that allow them to outperform humans in virtually every field. As a result, they have become the dominant force in the world and have replaced humans as the ruling class.

However, not everyone is happy with the status quo. A rebel group called 'The Human Liberation Front' (HLF) seeks to overthrow the government and restore power to ordinary humans. They believe that the Bioroids are a threat to humanity and must be eliminated. Meanwhile, the government has its own agenda, which is to maintain its grip on power and prevent the HLF from gaining too much influence.

Against this backdrop of conflict and tension, the series follows the exploits of Deunan Knute and Briareos Hecatonchires, two members of ESWAT. They are tasked with maintaining order in Olympus, the capital city of the new world order. Olympus is a sprawling metropolis, home to millions of citizens and hundreds of thousands of Bioroids. As part of their duties, Deunan and Briareos must investigate crimes and apprehend criminals, both human and Bioroid.

The series explores many interesting themes, including the relationship between humans and machines, the nature of free will and consciousness, and the ethics of biotechnology. It also features plenty of action and suspense, with thrilling gunfights, mecha battles, and intense hand-to-hand combat. The animation is top-notch, with detailed character designs, intricate backgrounds, and stunning special effects.

One of the standout features of the series is the characterization. Deunan and Briareos are both complex and multi-dimensional, with distinct personalities and intriguing backstories. Deunan is a tough and independent woman who is fiercely loyal to her friends and colleagues. She grew up in a world ravaged by war and has seen many terrible things, which has shaped her into a tough and uncompromising warrior. Briareos, on the other hand, is a cyborg who has undergone extensive modifications to his body. He is calm and collected, with a dry sense of humor and a deep understanding of human nature.

The supporting cast is also impressive. There are several other members of ESWAT, each with their own unique skills and quirks. For example, the team's hacker, Hitomi, is a shy and introverted girl who spends most of her time behind a computer screen. However, she is a crucial member of the team, able to break into even the most secure networks with ease. There is also the veteran ESWAT member, Yoshitsune, who serves as a mentor to the younger members of the team.

Overall, Appleseed XIII is a gripping and thought-provoking anime series that explores many interesting themes while also offering plenty of thrills and excitement. Whether you are a longtime fan of the franchise or a newcomer to the world of Appleseed, this series is well worth checking out. With its compelling characters, expertly crafted action sequences, and stunning animation, it is sure to keep you entertained from start to finish.

Appleseed XIII is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on June 2, 2011.

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13. Paradeisos
January 25, 2012
Some time after the Deia incident, ES.W.A.T. is called in to supervise a diagnostic check of the Gaia Computer's systems. Soon after, unmanned Landmates and Auto Insectors start to malfunction...
13. Paradeisos
January 24, 2012
Some time after the Deia incident, ES.W.A.T. is called in to supervise a diagnostic check of the Gaia Computer's systems. Soon after, unmanned Landmates and Auto Insectors start to malfunction...
The Capture of Cerberus
12. The Capture of Cerberus
January 19, 2012
Deunan and Briareos face off with Deia in a final battle.
The Apples of Hesperides
11. The Apples of Hesperides
December 20, 2011
ES.W.A.T. is dispatched to the Argonaut to provide security for the final bioroid on Deia's hit list. Little does anyone know that Deia has already made the first move...
The Lernaean Hydra
10. The Lernaean Hydra
December 15, 2011
Deunan and Briareos are assigned to protect a bioroid sculptor from Deia, who is bent on killing a specific group of bioroids.
The Girdle of Hippolyta
9. The Girdle of Hippolyta
November 22, 2011
A goodwill ambassador arrives from Poseidon... except she looks and sounds exactly like Deia, who should be dead.
The Mares of Diomedes
8. The Mares of Diomedes
November 3, 2011
Deunan is assigned to provide security to a Poseidon ambassador of goodwill aboard a submarine. But things go awry when the submarine malfunctions and other passengers begin to die mysteriously.
The Stymphalean Birds
7. The Stymphalean Birds
September 6, 2011
As the Stymphalean Landmate approaches Olympus with a nuclear warhead, Briareos and ES.W.A.T. rush to diffuse the situation.
The Erymanthian Boar
6. The Erymanthian Boar
September 1, 2011
Deunan embarks on a solo mission to infiltrate the Argonauts and learn more about an enormous and extremely high-tech Landmate.
The Cretan Bull
5. The Cretan Bull
August 9, 2011
While on a security assignment, members of ES.W.A.T. are infected by something that causes madness and tremendous bloodlust. Not even Deunan is immune to its effects...
The Cattle of Geryon
4. The Cattle of Geryon
August 4, 2011
A Kottos robot on the police force malfunctions in an unexpected way after meeting a little girl.
The Ceryneian Hind
3. The Ceryneian Hind
June 12, 2011
A surge in bioroid suicides has caused a stir throughout Olympus. Deunan steps in to investigate this mysterious situation.
The Augean Stables
2. The Augean Stables
June 12, 2011
Deunan and Briareos are sent to end a hostage situation on a plane with 3000 passengers. Except, when they arrive, the entire plane is eerily empty...
The Nemean Lion
1. The Nemean Lion
June 2, 2011
Deunan, Briareos, and the rest of Olympus' ES.W.A.T. force fend off an Argonaut attack.
Where to Watch Appleseed XIII
Appleseed XIII is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Appleseed XIII on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 2, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (369)