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Review: Ghost in the Shell – Stand Alone Complex


Plot Summary: In the future, life between the digital and physical world has been blurred. The boundary of technology and humanity has been stretched beyond imagination with lives being led in both the electronic and physical worlds. With the melding of man and machine – a new cybernetic level of existence is being created – An existence that continues to redefine mankind.

This series came out years after the huge success of the movie, and it was a nice surprise. Kusonagi is the team leader of section 9 who battle these cyber criminals but with a blurred line on reality. Batou is the strong arm of section 9 and the closest to Kusonagi. With all these crimes, its not all what it seems. I have to say that it isnt always the case that an anime series would even come close to quality of the its successful predecessor. In my opinion this series’s animation, storyline, and character development was even better then that of the original movie. What was great about the anime is that it kept you guessing, you really dont know what is going to happen next, something always pops up around the corner. The story gets deeper and deeper, and the complex plot only makes it better. The action in the anime is amazing, and it shows how society could be when reality can be fused with cyber space and how things turn out. I think this anime is with the best of them, and cant recommend it enough.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork

Rating: r5.bmp