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Vexille: 2077 Japanese Isolation

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1 Vexille: 2077 Japanese Isolation on Thu May 21, 2009 10:57 pm

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In an alternate 21st century, Japan's scientists has perfected the art of biotechnology and robotics, its benefits extending the lifespans of all humans. However, the United Nations deemed the advanced technology a dangerous threat and started strict surveillance on Japan. The government of Japan refused to abide by UN's demands to halt research, in the year 2067 left the UN and isolated itself visually and communically. Ten years later, an American special forces unit by the name of SWORD, led by its female commander named Vexille, are sent to uncover the current status of the isolated Japan, after the country begins its plan to move. The shocking secrets they find will shock the rest of the world.


If you guys liked Appleseed...THEN THIS MOVIE IS FOR YOU!

Personally, I think that this movies had more fun packed stuff than Appleseed.

I overlooked the fact that Americans are speaking Japanese even in their homeland in America...not easy, since they can't speak English itself properly.

Actually, if I compare it to Appleseed, I actually realise that the animation in this was at par...or maybe even better than Appleseed. The movements in this movie were not...well, there was somethng primarily different about the movements in this movie. I don't know exactly what.

The above paragraph in bold, I copied from AnimeNews. There is one important mistake. The team is not led BY Vexille. It's led by her husband (not exactly shown...but since they are living together I'm assuming husband) who goes by the name Leon.

In the next post I've put a spoiler. It's the entire story in brief from Wikipedia. Just click on the word spoiler to showcase the plot.


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2 Vexille: 2077 Japanese Isolation, The Plot. on Thu May 21, 2009 10:59 pm

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Oh and I forgot to mention that not all the soundtracks are good. 70% of the songs are English. But only half the songs are worth listening to.

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By the 2060s, robotics technology has advanced to the point that cybernetics have become plausible. World opinion begins to turn against robotics, leading to the U.N. declaring a unilateral ban on further research and development in 2067. Japan, being home to robotics pioneer Daiwa Heavy Industries, strongly protests this ban, but is unable to prevent its passage.

In protest, Japan withdraws from international politics. All foreigners are deported, and further immigration is prohibited. In addition, the R.A.C.E. network is constructed - a series of 270 off-shore installations that cover Japan with an energy field that distorts the entire electromagnetic spectrum, nullifying all communication between Japan and the outside world and making even satellite surveillance impossible. Trade continues, but for all intents and purposes, Japan vanishes from the world scene.

2077: A series of bizarre incidents lead the American technology police agency "SWORD" to believe that Japan has used the R.A.C.E network to conceal extensive development of banned technologies. They thus embark on an unapproved scheme to infiltrate Japan and determine the distortion frequency of the R.A.C.E. network, enabling SWORD to gather intelligence on the country . Among those chosen to make the attempt is a veteran agent named Vexille.

Although the agents successfully enter Japan, they are detected by security forces before they can transmit the distortion frequency. Vexille is the sole SWORD agent to evade capture, and only her lover Leon survives to be taken to Daiwa's headquarters.

Vexille awakens without her powered armor suit to find that Tokyo is now a shanty town ruled by Daiwa. A small resistance movement opposes the company, and uses Vexille's backup transmitter to successfully transmit the distortion frequency. Maria, the head of the resistance, details the ten years of secrecy while SWORD studies the Japanese archipelago in shocked horror - the islands are a wasteland devoid of life.

In 2067, an unknown disease struck the Japanese populace, and was countered by an experimental vaccine. In truth, the disease - or more precisely the "vaccine" - was merely an excuse for Daiwa to begin mass testing of experimental nanotechnology. Every Japanese citizen was thus converted into a form of synthetic life. And like any experimental technology, there were unforeseen side effects.

The conversion is imperfect, ultimately resulting in the infected humans entirely losing their free will and becoming merely lifelike machines. In addition, some of the nanotech went amok, resulting in the "Jags", giant whirling constructs of semisentient metal that prowl the wilderness like metallic sandworms. The Jags have destroyed all of Japan save Tokyo, which is protected by an indelible wall of ceramic.

The Resistance plans to draw the Jags along a service bridge to Daiwa's corporate headquarters, which now stands in the middle of Tokyo Bay. Despite a tense moment when she discovers that Maria was once Leon's lover, Vexille volunteers her assistance (and that of her flight-capable armor) in this effort.

However, though Vexille and Maria succeed in drawing the Jags to the end of the service bridge, the bridge has been detached from the headquarters, the Jags fall into the sea, and Vexille and Maria are captured.

The two rebels are taken to Kisaragi, the master of Daiwa, who boasts that his research is nearly complete. And as needs more test subjects than just Vexille and Leon, he is going to invade America to get them. Vexille attacks him with a hidden knife, revealing that his blood is still human - he has not used the process himself due to its shortcomings. Saito, his henchman, then strangles him.

At this point, the town council forces the ceramic gates open, destroying Tokyo and enabling the Jags to use the primary cargo bridge to enter Daiwa's headquarters. Kisaragi, having somehow survived, attacks Saito and escapes with his research. The underling then releases Vexille and Maria before succumbing to his wounds.

Vexille pursues Kisaragi while Maria frees Leon. The lover's reunion is a poignant one, as though he did not abandon her as she always assumed, he has moved on - his concern for Vexille is evident. Thus when Vexille prevents Kisaragi's escape in a helicopter, Maria grapples him and smiles as her cybernetic body draws a Jag to devour them both. Vexille and Leon are rescued by a SWORD helicopter just as Daiwa headquarters collapses into the bay.

As Vexille and Leon are flown from a now completely lifeless Japan, Vexille comments that true immortality can be found simply by encouraging others to embrace life.


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3 Re: Vexille: 2077 Japanese Isolation on Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:55 pm

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nice animation!
but the songs kinda soud like a mockery of indian music

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4 Re: Vexille: 2077 Japanese Isolation on Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:00 pm

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Lol! You are right on that point, it is a little funny. But like i said not all the songs are good.


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5 Re: Vexille: 2077 Japanese Isolation on Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:08 pm

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no male characters have much importance in it!
that too i din like!

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6 Re: Vexille: 2077 Japanese Isolation on Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:57 am

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Vexille was a better attempt in the CGI and cell-shading techniques department than Appleseed, though story wise its kinda weak...

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7 Re: Vexille: 2077 Japanese Isolation on Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:40 pm

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the story aint that bad
but its not that different either.

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