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The review you might have been expecting. :)

Vexille is the last of the 2008 Madman Reel Anime season. Another CGI outing it has the same problem of alienation* that beset Appleseed: Ex Machina though less so. Partly because I didn't have preconceptions as to the characters, partly because the animation and character designs were better.

The story is competent enough, the characters reasonably believable, and I enjoyed it whilst I was watching it. Having said that the almost-obsession in anime and manga with the definition and limits of humanity makes this a well travelled road, and one that is hard to truly impress with.

Worth a look but probably not a keeper.

*Apparently the term for this is "the uncanny valley" although I note that the theory is subject to a considerable degree of criticism.
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