I just saw Appleseed the movie and it was visually amazing! The story would have been groundbreaking if I hadn't seen a billion other animes like Princess Mononoke, Ghost in the Shell, and played Final Fantasy X. The characters are so, wow! I merely hinted on their personalities though because I think they assume that most viewers have seen the series or read the manga (which I am going to do). Highly recommended. Check it out!