The starting point of the Appleseed franchise is the manga of the same name created by Masamune Shirow in 1985. The franchise consists of 3 animated movies, 1 animated series, 1 oav, 2 mangas as well as various marchandising.
During the 32 years since the first manga, the franchise has received only 1 award from various ceremonies and festivals throughout the world as you can see below:
Seiun Award :
- 1986, Best Manga of the Year given to Masamune Shirow for the manga