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                             APPLESEED INFO

Appleseed is a manga series created by the one and only Masemune Shirow.
Basically, nobody else has any talent, because he has it all! So remember, if
you can't draw, its all his fault!
The story follows two combat-veterans, a female called Deunan, and a male
cyborg, name of Briareos. They get rescued from the wastelands left by World War
IV, and are taken to a futuristic utopia called Olympus. But all is not as it
seems in this particular utopia.....


                BOOK PUBLICATIONS TITLE AND PARTS CONTAINED
                         THE PROMETHEAN CHALLENGE
                               (DARK HORSE)
#1 TRIPLE HOUND HUNTING
#2 CIVVY STREET
#3 EVEN BETS
#4 HOSPITALITY
#5 HOT POTATO
#6 THE BATTLE OF TITAN
#7 REST

                            PROMETHEUS UNBOUND
                               (DARK HORSE)
#8 ALIEN
#9 DOMINATE THE MIND
#10 HIDE AND SEEK
#11 ZERO HOUR
#12 THE BATTLE OF TYPHON
#13 APPLESEED
#14 CYBERNETICS

                         THE SCALES OF PROMETHEUS
                               (DARK HORSE)
#15 POINT MAN
#16 LIFE POINT
#17 LIVE DRIVE
#18 DEAD OR ALIVE
#19 DEAD POINT

                          THE PROMETHEAN BALANCE
                               (DARK HORSE)
#20 DRY RUN
#21 DECOY
#22 OUTLET STORE
#23 OUTLOOK ENVELOPE
#24 STEALTH
#25 SHALOM

                            APPLESEED DATABOOK
                               (DARK HORSE)
#26 CALLED GAME

                             FILM PUBLICATIONS
APPLESEED MANGA
68 mins (MANGA VIDEO)

                                CHARACTERS
                  THE PROMETEAN CHALLENGE: NEW CHARACTERS
DEUNAN  KNUTE  (ESWAT  #109) - Former member of the LAPD SWAT, and Pointman
for  Bri.  She  was  brought  to  Olympus by Hitomi, and is now a member of
Olympus ESWAT. She is a mix of several races. Marksman for Bri.
CARL  KNUTE  -  Deunan's  father, and agent for Special Security Forces. He
trained  Deunan  hard  for combat, before dying in a fashion unknown to the
reader. His genetic code is the base for many of the bioroids in Olympus.
BRIAREOS HECATONCHIRES (ESWAT #113) - (Or Bri). Originally a black from the
Mediterranean.  He  was  caught  in an explosion, and underwent a full body
cybernetic  replacement. Was used as a KGB agent as a child, before teaming
up with Deunan under her father, Carl. Pointman for Deunan.
HITOMI  -  The  bioroid  working  for AEGIS who made trips into the Badside
zones to rescue refugees and bring them back to Olympus city.
ATHENA  -  The  Administrative  Director  of  AEGIS. She is cunning, and is
deeply suspicious of the high Council. Bioroid.
NIKE  - Chief of State, assistant to Athena, and bioroid. She is a lot more
caring than Athena, and cares more about the humans which she serves.
YOSHITSUNE (or YOSHI) - Mechanic, and semi-boyfriend of Hitomi. He works on
both landmates and automobiles. Human.
CHIFFON  -  Human  who  was  rescued  by  Hitomi.  She was involved with an
unexplained attack on Gaia.
THE  DIRECTOR - Director of AEGIS. He is suspicious of Athena, and supports
the Council. Presumably a bioroid.
THE COUNCIL - A group of bioroid elders who discuss the future of the human
race, and formulate plans to improve/preserve it. They have discovered that
the  humans  are evolving faster that expected, and this is dangerous. They
use the Gaia super-computer to help them in their studies.
ARUGESS  -  An agent for the Director, and one of Bri's old friends. He was
placed in Olympus FBI.
Dr  MATTHEW - The doctor involved with the upkeep of Bri's cybernetic body.
PROMETHEUS UNBOUND: NEW CHARACTERS
LANCE  -  Commander of ESWAT. He reports to "The Colonel", and is in charge
of ESWAT combat training.
KOTUS - Police robot type and bomb diffusal personnel. They are stupid, and
often act as such in tight situations.
BRONTES - FBI

                 THE SCALES OF PROMETHEUS: NEW CHARACTERS
FANG  BLACKBONE  (ESWAT  #02)  -  A  combat bioroid, permenently on loan to
Lance. Partner of A9, another ESWAT bioroid.
MEDION  RA PANI - Former Green Beret from Americana. Infatuated with Magus,
and weak at hand-to-hand combat.
MORTON - Former US marine, who joined ESWAT after entering Olympus with his
girlfriend.
STREPOS - Police?
ARTEMIS  - A strange bioroid, who has a cat-like appearance. Her body holds
highly  classified  infomation,  and  therefore  she  is  fast, and good in
hand-to- hand combat.
MASHA GAVILOV III - Soviet stranded in Olympus during the war.
Ms MERANPOUS - Bodyguard of Gavilov. Educated at the University of Moscow.
DORIC - The alias that Yoshino uses when undercover in ESWAT.
A9 - An ESWAT bioroid. Partner of Fang.
Dr SLADE - A political aggitator. He builds Kainis a giant landmate.
SOKAKU - Head of a mercenary group, and bomb disposal expert. Cyborg.
MISSU TENMU - One of Sokaku's mercs. Cyborg.
KONGO R.GANZ - One of Sokaku's mercs. Cyborg.
ROKU - One of Sokaku's mercs. Cyborg.
MAGUS (ESWAT #45) - Former detective turned ESWAT operative.
THE PROMETHEAN BALANCE: NEW CHARACTERS
BOLT  (ESWAT #03) - A combat bioroid, identical to Fang. They work together
after A9 dies.
BORGANOFF - Former GRU Spetsnaz. Now a member of ESWAT.
KAINIS KAINEUS - A ambassador for the Munma Republic, who attempts to flee
Olympus. Like Bri, he has a hecatonchires system.
ARGUS - An agent of the new FBI.
SUDO SHIHEI (ESWAT #21) - ESWAT hand-to-hand combat expert.
YOSHINO  -  A  Poseidon  agent  who  works  with  Arugess  on operations of
international security.
ABU H.GRAYGUN - An assassin and mercenary. Hired by ESWAT to head up their
tactical division.
BOYLE - A senator for the Imperial Americana.
MAJOR - The major tries to kill Boyle in order for the MHR and Imperial
Americana to become suspicious of each other.


                    APPLESEED TERMINOLOGY (VOLUME No.)
Due  to  the  mostly  brilliant-but-confusing  storyline, some of these are
blank  or wrong.
AA  (2)  -  ASSEMBLY  AREA  The  area where SWAT teams equip themselves and
receive mission instructions
AEGIS (1) The Earth's post-WWIII central management bureau
AGS  SYNDROME  (3)  Masculinization in a woman brought on by excessive male
hormones
AKECHI  (1)  Motorbike  and  landmate company. Yoshi has an Akechi bike and
landmate
AP  (1)  -  ARMOUR PIERCING A round which is designed to be used against an
armoured  target.  The  projectile  utilizes kinetic energy to "hammer" the
armour.
APFM (4) - ANTI PERSONNEL FRAGMENTATION MINE
APHROS (3) The Greek god of love
ARBR  (3)  -  ANTI  RIOT BATON ROUND This round splits into an X shape when
fired, delivering a high kinetic (non-piercing) blow to the target
ARCOLOGY (1) The term to decribe a large set of buildings
ARCOZONE (2) District of arcologys
BCSC (1) - BIOCONTROL SERVICE CENTRE Centre for bioroids to keep their body
functions in shape
BADSIDE (1) The wastelands left by desolation of WWWIII. Inhabitants are
regarded as low individuals by th Olympians
BENANDANTI OP (3) An ESWAT operation to France, used as a nuclear deterent
BEREKRIC (1) A large arcology housing offices and embassies
BIOROID  (1)  Most  of the population of Olympus are genetically engineered
lifeforms, who are knwn as bioroids. They have certain rules and directives
to follow about preserving human life
CA (1) - CRISIS AREA An ESWAT term for a danger zone
CAFE AU LAIT (3) A slang expression for half caste people
CARBONICS (3) A combat Bioroid model
CLAYMORE (3) A mine which fires thousands of ball bearings when triggered
DOROCI  (1)  The  Doroci  program  is  the  attempt  by AEGIS to intergrate
Badsider's into Olympus's society. Bri and Deunan were part of this program
DS  (?)  -  DISCARDING  SABOT  A  smaller  dart  is  released from the main
projectile, which diffuses, leaving the dart to penetrate the target
EOD (4) - EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE DISPOSAL Bomb defusion
ESWAT (1) - EXTRA SPECIAL WEAPONS and TACTICS The organisation to which Bri
and Deunan belong. Deal with large threats, such as terrorists
EUMINIDES (3) The Black Nazi group
FBI  (2)  Not  the  old  US organisation, but a much more powerful Olympian
version. Monitors the bioroid population
GAIA  (1)  Central  control computer. Controls Olympus, and is used to test
the Council's theories
GREAT  SATANS  (3)  The Munma religion refer to the old and new superpowers
(USA and Olympus) as this
GUGES-D (1) Rather like a deluxe version of a landmate, incorporating a set
of outer arms which mimic the inner set. Able to fly
GUN  PLATFORM  (2)  A  huge spider like tank, which is very powerful. It is
solar powered
HEAP (1) - HIGH EXPLOSIVE ARMOUR PIERCING (see AP)
HEAT  (1)  - HIGH EXPLOSIVE ANTI TANK A projectile, which on collision with
the  target,  burns  through  the armour and sprays molten metal inside the
enemy vehicle
HESH  (1)  -  HIGH  EXPLOSIVE SQUASH HEAD A projectile which is designed to
squash  on  contact with the target and explode, sending a shockwave though
the target
HELIOSTATS  (2)  A  device  which  directs  sunlight,  rather  like a large
moveable mirror, onto solar panels
HECATONCHIRES  SYSTEM  (4)  A  cybernetic system which allows multiple body
functions  (ie.  limbs, senses,etc.) to be processed at any one time. Extra
limbs can be added, eg. Bri has multiple sets of eyes
HERMES (3) An anti-gravity system, allowing vehicles to hover
HOPE PROGRAM (2) A program of action to optimise the human race, by turning
them all into bioroids. Discussed by the high council
IMPERIAL  AMERICANA (4) - America is now split into two states. This is one
of them
JAMAHIRIYA (3) The Libyan Government
LANDMATE  (1)  A  robotic  suit of armour, which combines humanoid movement
with protection and speed.
LIFE  EXTENSION  (2)  Medical  technology  has  advanced so far as to grant
humans  another  30  or  so  years  onto  their  life. The treatment is not
available to humans
MACV (2) - MILITARY ADVISORY COMMAND, VIETNAM
MAGNETIC MINES (4) Projectile that stick to its target (usually a landmate)
and disables on explosion
MAHDI (3) - A term used by the MHR, to describe a saviour or phrophet
MHR  (4)  -  MUNMA  HOLY  REPUBLIC A dissident religion (possibly a sect of
Islam)  who wish to steal from Olympus via espionage. Located in South east
Iran
MIRANDA  (3)  The  original  Miranda  was a set of rights that an arresting
officer  read his prisoner upon arrest. A new set of rights are now present
in Olympus
MOSSAD (3) The Israeli equivilent of the FBI
MUNMA (4) The new messiah
NOE  (2) - NAP OF the EARTH In order to avoid detection by radar, craft fly
close to the ground and follow its curves and contours
OAU (3) - ORGANISATION for AFRICAN UNITY
ORC  SUIT  (3)  A  type  of  powered  body  armour, which monitors acoustic
signatures rather than heartbeats
OLYMPUS  (1)  The  urban  utopia  that Deunan and Bri live in. It is run by
bioroids, and is located on an island off the coast of Africa. Survivors of
WWIII are brought to live in Olympus by operatives for the Doroci Program
P7 (2) A 9mm gas operated pistol used for close combat and stealth
POLYMER  GEL  ROUND  (4)  An ESWAT shell fired at the viewing sensors on an
enemy landmate to blind it or cut off it's air supply
POSEIDON (3) Japan has become an enemy of Olympus, and is now the superpower
poseidon
PROTECTION  LEVEL  (4)  Every  piece  of  police  and ESWAT apparatus has a
P-level, which restricted access to it. Written as P(No.)
SARIN (1) A lethal nerve gas, which rapidly disperses into the atmosphere
SASAM  (4)  -  SEARCH  AND  STRIKE  ARMOUR  Round  that uses pre-programmed
criteria to pick out targets
SCIPIO (2) A Roman general and philosopher
SPINDLE  OIL (2) Oil that is passed into aircraft's engines specifically to
create smoke (for aerobatic performances)
TARTARUS (1) The huge, mirrored administration arcology in Olympus. Shaped
like a semi-circle, it has thousands of floor levels
TURING  TESTS (2) A test designed to determine the difference between human
thought and computer logic
UHMS  (2) - UNDER HEAD MOUNTED SENSORS These sensors are located on a panel
under the head of a landmate
USSSR (4) - The second state controlling America


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