Written: Marianne Krawczyk Directed: Shinji Aramaki
Based on the original characters created by: Masamune Shirow
When I first saw this at the rental kiosk, wasn't sure if it was CG or Live action/CG. It is Pure CG which in some parts looks photoreal and yet there is this blend of light and color in the rendering which almost gives it a 'sense' of Anime at the same time. The technique is very nice on the eyes as usually most pure CG animations from the past tended to tire the orbs after about 40 minutes of viewing.
The plot supposedly revolves around an alternate storyline or maybe a pre-quel where our main characters are just trying to survive a post-world War world that has laid major cities to waste. The main characters Briareus (Voiced: David Matranga) and Deunan (Voiced: Luci Christian) stay true to their persona.
One new character who (IMHO) stole the show was the character "Two Horns" (voiced: Wendel Calvert) who had an incredibly animated face structure.
I won't give an more away except that fans of the futuristic mech genre will enjoy it immensely. Worthy of a rental. As for me, I'll have to start making a space for it in my DVD collection!