Appleseed XIII maintains a strange space in the Anime world. Pulling from much of the sci-fi history (especially from Production I.G’s previous work, Ghost in the Shell. To a certain breed of viewer, it has the potential to inspire deep intrinsic pondering on the nature of life and our relationship with technology. To others, however, it’s pseudo-philosophy and endless meandering of concepts will likely bore and frustrate. At it’s core, there is a temple of legitimate value and purpose behind its choices, but not everyone will be quite so well-equipped to appreciate them.
A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment