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Who here has watched Ghost In The Shell?

Asked by XOIIO (16706 points ) September 12th, 2011

I absolutely LOVE that series! I finished watching it a couple weeks ago but I want to watch it all over again. Who here has seen it,, and what did you think?

Also, what me being bored leads to

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Blackberry's avatar

Sorry, I know a lot of people liked it, but I thought it was boring, both of them.

XOIIO's avatar

@Blackberry I mean the actual Series, not just the movies, you can’t really appreciate the movies before the TV show.

ragingloli's avatar

I did. And I liked it. Especially the Tachikoma. Some of the cutest robots ever.

filmfann's avatar

I watched the movie, but not the TV show. I enjoyed it.

Blackberry's avatar

@XOIIO Oh, I’ll try the series, then.

tlm's avatar

I watched everything—all 4 movies, and both Stand Alone Complex series.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Animie??? [ rolls eyes ]

Neizvestnaya's avatar

It was all right.

shego's avatar

I couldn’t bring myself to watch it without falling asleep.

tlm's avatar

Actually, this is one of 2 animes that has actually made me cry.

tedibear's avatar

We recently watched the movie for the second time. It was decent, and I’d be interested in seeing the series if I wasn’t so blasted sick of anime!

amujinx's avatar

I’m with The Laughing Man.. I mean @tlm, I’ve seen it all. My favorite anime.

I originally saw the first movie back in ‘99, so I saw SAC much later. The movie is great even without SAC, but SAC does make the whole thing much better.

Haleth's avatar

Never seen the movie, but I love the animation in the series. Futuristic Japan is just so neat looking. The characters seemed a little… distant? professional? to me, though. They’re a little too cool and competent, you know? I’d like to see a little more roughness around the edges.

ragingloli's avatar

@Haleth
Well, they were all cyborgs/full blown robots, so that is to be expected.

Haleth's avatar

@ragingloli True, and in-universe it’s logical and makes sense. But when I think about the series as a whole, cool emotional tone kind of takes away from the impact. Just because a character is a cyborg doesn’t mean they can’t be warm and sympathetic. Data is one of my favorite fictional characters of all time, because his struggle to be human is what makes him so human.

But I still really like Ghost in the Shell. It’s a creative idea and the animation is amazing.

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