* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The 2004 film had practically an AllStarCast when it came to the world of electronic music, with notable contributors such as Boom Boom Satellites, Paul Oakenfold, and Basement Jaxx.
** Crystal Ceremony from the 1988 OVA.
** ''Alpha'' is no slouch in the music department either, with Music/{{Skrillex}} at the beginning and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKN-yW-aTdM "You Make Me"]] by androp.
* 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.
** The English cast for the series ''Ex Machina'' onward has apparently been so highly regarded that ''Alpha'' debuted as an English-language movie; it was dubbed into ''Japanese'' three months later.

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