Early 90's X-Men
Ghost In The Shell Mega Thread
Now this is another acclaimed anime,based on the now legendary manga.The anime does do good justice to the manga,and has come into its own.
There has been Ghost In The Shell:Stand Alone Complex,Ghost In The Shell:SAC 2nd Gig.I have also heard about a 3rd show in Japan currently,can anyone explain more?
This is where anything that has to do with GITS can be put,thoughts,questions,guesses and such.
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I really like the SAC universe; I thought both series were really great, especially Second Gig.
The third Stand Alone Complex Anime you're heard of is a 105-minute long (roughly 4 back-to-back OVA episodes) feature that was made with a near-theatrical level of animation budget. It will air on Japanese airwaves later this year and come out on their domestic DVD in the last quarter. It has already been licensed for US distribution.
All that is known currently about the plot is that it takes place a full 2 years after the end of 2nd Gig, that Section 9 has a flood of new recruits that the Major and the others are leading/training, and that they're dealing with an epidemic that is related to, from what we've heard, an SAC-interation of the Puppet Master (I.E. not the Puppet Master from the movie, as the two universes are seperate, but it's probably a similar concept).
Oh, and the name of it is Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society.
who's read GITS 2 manmachine interface. Its better than all other GITS IMO
How much nudity is in the movie Ghost in the Shell? The reason that I ask is that I've been wanting to rent it but my Dad would watch it with me and he would complain if it was more than just one or two brief glimpses.
Or is it like on the Cowboy Bebop movie where it says nudity as a reason that its rated R and yet there isn't any?
I only remember nudity in the opening scene.
The Major (female) lies in a tub filled with fluid. Similar to a bacta tub in Star Wars. You see breast, but it´s very esthetic. But beware of the violence :D
There's a similar scene later on when an AI program inhabits a partially completed female android body to demand protection and sanctuary.
Thanks to you and Buzz. Like most Americans the violence isn't really an issue (well most of the time, Kill Bill was almost too much for my Dad) but more than a couple flashes of nudity and we pass. Seems like GITS may be okay. It will be a rental so at least I can tell him we won't have to keep it.
Originally Posted by sePL
It looks like Dark Horse will be releasing Ghost in the Shell 1.5 in October, a miniseries reprinting short stories published inbetween GITS and GITS 2, which have yet to be collected in Japan [I suspect that like the Appleseed installments in SMB, this could be a serial issue only engagement, though there could be a trade later on.... either way, I'm getting those nice big comic book sized issues :)].
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Did anyone see the Solid State Society movie shown on Sci-Fi?It was a sort of sequel to Stand Alone Complex:2nd gig.
The Sci Fi channel showing sucked because it was edited. I own the special edition version. But to answer your question, yes Solid state Society is a sequel to GITS 2nd GIG. Solid State takes place a few yrs after the events in 2nd GIG. Section 9 has moved on and the Major has left the team. Section 9 has added alot of new members. Togasu is now the acting field leader.
What was edited from the SSS showing on Sci-Fi?
If I recall some of the language. They also used mosaics during Aramaki's visit to his mentor in the hospital. His mentor had a penchant for sexy androids. The androids nurse costumes were done in the usual Sexy Shirow fashion. This is totally unacceptable seeing that it aired at 11 pm on a cable network. Also there wasn't any nudity in the aforementioned scene.
I really like the first Ghost In The Shell movie, although at first, I thought it was a little bland, but I was comparing it to the very actiony Akira. But now it's one of my favorite movies.
The second, Innocence, I didn't like that much. I really didn't care about the characters or what happened. I don't mind that much that the Major wasn't really in it, but the story itself seemed more like it should be an episode of something, not really enough to warrant a movie treatment.
S.A.Complex is kind of boring at times
I just received my DVD boxed set of GITS: SAC 2nd GIG, and I love the packaging! The box is heavy duty, thick, sturdy, and has an interesting magnetic flap latch system. When I ordered the first season of GITS: SAC it came in a flimsy disposable cardboard wrap around. Which was totally disappointing for me, since I paid good money, and I do love myself a good box-set. But the first one was a box-set without a box. At least they got it right the second time.
Anyway, I find both shows entirely engrossing. I still like the first season of GITS: SAC better than the second. Although the second season has more action the original story was woven together with such a superp mix of suspense and mystery. The second series is less of a classic mystery piece and more of an espionage and political intrigue story --hence the higher octane action.
Although I prefer the first, both seasons of GITS are some of the finest storytelling (in television) you will find. The only other series to captivate me as much as GITS is the new Battlestar Galactica.
I hope this isn't a *spoiler since it's so obvious, but the direct release tie in movie: Solid State Society did an excellent job of tying together the GITS SAC universe and linking it to the first GITS Movie --which is clearly understood if you read the full manga series, or watched the commentary, since the director says as much. As such the whole GITS: SAC series is like an elaborate prequel to the first movie. I really didn't care for the second film adaptation, although pretty to look at, it was less than intriguing.
GITS is probably my favorite anime ever, I really never liked the show though, only the movies.