Other media: Anime:Apple Seed / Game:Appleseed
Comics total pnts rank Rank 1,355in 9,060 titlesTotal 8 / Deviation 51.00
Comics rank of 1985 Rank 27in 107 titles
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Masamune Shiro
Japan Released:1985/02 / End:1989/04
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2010/02/21 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Anyway it is a work that was amazed with painting power.
First of all, the unbalanced style of painting called a beautiful girl on the background of Otomo Katsuhiro is impressive.
The coolness of the mechanics is outstanding, the detail of the writing of the background is phenomenal, the beauty of the female character is easy to stick, it was a work entered into the talk only with the power of the picture.
The story is quite complicated and there are many parts that I do not know unless I read it again and again, but there was also the ability to read the word in conjunction with the drawing power anyway.
But regrettable is that the story is interrupted in 4 volumes. It is already 20 years since the latest volume was issued.
I'd like to expect completion, but it probably is impossible.
Well, it is incredible to have motivated to buy it while it is an expensive tutorial without serialization. Evaluation is <Very good>.

2005/06/07 Normal comment [Original Japanese review]
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When I look at the shell 1, I think that the author is oriented like that.
I'm doing the same with New Romanser. Conversely if you fly there, it is hard to evaluate except Orion and Dominion ......

2005/06/07 Normal comment [Original Japanese review]
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When I read Apple Seed (or say most of the Shiro work)
Impression that "It's the setting and the world I saw somewhere." For the SF reading that has entered the season, it is only a concept that is not new. However, the appeal of Shiro's works is that if you are a SF fan like such SF setting, "What's behind you?" Or "What is it?" Or "What kind of technology will you hold?" SF is fantastic as a daydream It is still a point to expand on the paper. In that sense, Masamune Shiro is a dictator of legitimate SF fans and will not be able to escape from the theme transformation and poor balance that I picked up a bit, no matter whether the skill of drawing and storytelling is refined. Whether you feel that it is "perfection is low" or "like a turned toy box" or "chaos" seems to be different from person to person. It is probably idyll to say "perfection" like ourselves, as it is probably intentionally adopting such a style to see previous works, but SF
As for the reading, setting and the impact of the world are thin, and I feel that it is not enough to devise anything in order to satisfy the readers of those layers. Originally when Apple Seed was published, it is trying to supplement it with countermeasures that stand out chaotic rather than saying "weak props setting up anyway" weaknesses at that time, at that time it was too balanced, thought that it was a thick makeup, but AS posted The early stage is the most enjoyable among them.
I think that I am still seeking, but the real pleasure and entertainment of the giant wrapping cloth in Orion, the occult starting with Cthulhu Mythology Because we made fruitfulness of the knowledge of the knowledge of wita (splendid!)
I think there is a competence to turn chaos into power. With this expectation, this work is still "normal" feeling. Although his skill is definitely super-class, his own evaluation of painting power is very low (still many works have been forced to condemn the painting ability).
I would like Mr. Masami Shiro to aim for a higher level as the most successful Japanese SF manga artist.

2005/03/03 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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I read it again occasionally. It is really rare for me. Well, with the eyes of the present, there are some drawings that look older, but I think that it is interesting again. I'm bothered by it, so I will not read the margin notes. There are various ways to enjoy. Well it is not a continuation publication, nor completes (although it feels like it gets caught even if it is made up for now), it is an interesting work.
Well, it may be tough if you do not like Masami Shiro.

2005/02/06 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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It is not a work of "normal" in historical and content terms at all, it is a good point and also a weak point that the streak carries speedily without coterie setting explanation.
Since it is far from balance and perfection, I want to reduce it as not being able to measure, so that it is "ordinary". I am overly impressed with how to show and settings, and I have failed to breathe as a work. The points and themes that you can enjoy as entertainment, dominion is a few steps above both streaks and pearls.
Apple seed "I did not want to spend the majority but I turned over with the weight of the blade, Teki" feeling. This work still feels the lack of ability of the author. Dominion's punch line is a masterpiece of the original family in "The evolution after humanity" theme. Apple seed is somewhat unsightly with idle spirit.

2005/02/06 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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It was fairly fresh that we emerged with awesome painting power and guts. Unexpected, life-like depictions are also drawn with commitment, so you can enjoy just that atmosphere. I still like this work in that sense.

However, the subject itself of the composition of the conflict between the rapes and the bioroid, personally does not feel interesting at all, I think the author is not making use of it.
In addition to being a classical theme already as SF, the conclusion has been decided from the beginning that it is human beings' appearance to strive to seize love and peace as it is, regardless of how to argue.
As such conclusion can be seen, once dare to deny the original species in a direction to deny thoroughly the circumstances, Dunan of the original kind will always make a composition that will be targeted by someone or a bit more I think that it was necessary to make undulations, but I think that the thread of tension as a drama has run out in four volumes because the theme and the position of Dunan were not drawn much planned.

2005/01/31 Not favorite comment [Original Japanese review]
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It was difficult for me to see the picture and it was refreshing to me.
Regardless of animation, I do not have any geeky work for manga.

2005/01/07 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Although I handed over the representative work seat to the offense shell for now, as a person who received imprints it is a work that is deeply emotional.
Is not it a pioneer of the format that the first appearance is written entirely in a book and the price range is around 1000 yen? At that time I was in vinyl and could not see the contents, I remember getting lost at a bookstore for a week at a price of 850 yen.
Obviously the picture influenced by Otomo Katsuhiro is still hard to say that it was sophisticated, and the description that said "very good doujinshi" said applies. In fact the black magic that was the trigger for issuing this work (later issued by Blue heart company) was a doujinshi magazine so naturally (general products etc mail ordering).
Although the style which fitted a beautiful girl to the picture of Mr. Otomo was certainly easy to "get otaku", it is a setting which is too much.Drawing.It was very attached to the originality of the story. Of course, it may be said that it is unsatisfactory if you look at people who are discerning from science fiction and firearms, but it can be said that there is no such thing that they are well-balanced with commercial based comics .
I can not understand without reading a few times, the more discovered style already looks like a scales, but it is not as strong as the offense shell. Although it will improve (worsen?) As the winding progresses. Privately, I like the second volume the most.
When proposing, looking at the issue date in Imprint, 1-2 volumes are out in about half a year, 4 years up to 4 volumes.
Certainly I remember that I still had my main job at that time, so my head really goes down.
Desired but thin, I want to read the rest.

2005/01/07 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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I think that the explanation is much smaller than the "Ghost in the shell" so it's pretty easy to read. However, how do you make people who work wrong with abusing "diplomatic privilege" appear in this work as well? This hand is also appearing in "Ghost shell". Also, what seems to be "huge building" does not look like a huge at all. Personally, I want to get the image skill of this part a little more polished.