Last night I started watching the sequel to 2004’s beautiful cell-shaded CG film APPLESEED, 2007’s EX MACHINA, and I’m loving it. They’ve managed to one-up the original film by creating a look that’s more detailed, yet still uses cell-shading (can’t say yet if the story will match the original though). I’m also rather happy to see that the previously announced (back in 2005) TV series is still on track, also to be CG, and will be directed by Romanov Higa, who created that cool URDA web animation from a few years back. Anime News Network has more on the new series.
The extended trailer above is for EX MACHINA. The music at the start is by Sketch Show, who created the soundtrack for the film.