* [[{{Big Name Fan}} Big Name Fan]]: Miuccia Prada (Yes, that Prada) was apparently a big fan of the first film and designed two of Deunan's outfits for the second film.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The song Dive For You,by the Boom Boom Satellites.
** Crystal Ceremony from the 1988 OVA.
* EpicFail: ''Appleseed XIII'' somehow managed to misspell Olympus and Deunan's last name wrong in several episodes. "Olumpus?" "Kunte?" REALLY? And that goes ''[[CountryMatters double]]'' for the misspelling of Deunan's last name, even!
* HilariousInHindsight: The Connexus in ''Ex Machina'' as a must-have product. It's basically a smartphone, only you wear it rather than hold it. The first version of the iPhone came out the same year as the movie (later it is revealed to be a [[spoiler:tool used to brainwash cyborgs and normal humans to do terrorist acts]]).
* LesYay: Although there is little even in terms of {{Subtext}} to back it up, there are scenes both in the OVA and in the first movie hinting at a mutual attraction between Deunan and Hitomi. Not so much in the manga, with Deunan explicitly saying she's "not into that" when Hitomi drunkenly {{Glomp}}s her in the shower.
* MoralEventHorizon: Colonel Hades's IgnoredEpiphany in the 2004 film.
* {{Narm}}: ''Ex Machina'' has lots of mildy narm scenes and dialog lines. Arguably it applies to the whole plot, as all the problems are really the result of TooDumbToLive by both the main characters and the government.
** Take a shot every time the word "paradise" is mentioned in ''Appleseed XIII.'' You'll likely be passed out on the floor within a few episodes... and it [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Just. Doesn't. Stop.]]
* SuperlativeDubbing: Many fans think so highly of Ex Machina's dub (which featured some of ADV's best) that they are willing to watch a movie they would otherwise dislike.

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