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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – A True Cyberized World

I know that I’ve said this many times already, but Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Not including the not as good, but still pretty great 2nd…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Mamoru Oshii’s Angel’s Egg Cinema Screening on July 27

Mamoru Oshii’s Angel’s Egg will be screening on July 27 at 7 pm at The Place theatre in Bedford. The screening is part of Film Feels Curious, a…

Japan Curiosity

Ghost in the Shell - SAC_2045 S2 - Episode 2 - 10 Second Anime

The Major and Section 9 face a fierce firefight against the post-human Mizukane as they bring in Kukushkin. SAC_2045 S2 - Episode 2.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

Ghost in the Shell - SAC_2045 S2 - Episode 1 - 10 Second Anime

Section 9 and Motoko try to apprehend a foreigner who has clues on how to create post-humans. Ghost in the Shell - SAC_2045 S2 - Episode 1.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Ghost in the Shell 2.0

An important, seminal cyberpunk experience that has aged a little since 1995, but still an interesting piece that cements the genre.

At a Glance Anime

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22 Mindfuck Anime Series Designed to Leave You Ponderous

Mindfuckery – You're supposed to avoid swearing in articles you are writing. It's not professional. However, there is no better way describe some anime

Recommend Me Anime

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Anime Last Chance Challenge!

As I mentioned in the earlier blog post, RIP Funimation!, as my final fair well to the dying Funimation anime streaming service I was going to try a…

Anime Hanabi

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Ghost in the Shell (Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray) Unboxing

A while back, Ghost in the Shell got the 4K treatment and now I finally picked it up for the UHD collection.

The Normanic Vault

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RIP Funimation!

Friends, we are gathered here today to say a final fair well to our dearly departed anime streaming service Funimation. Long before Crunchyroll and Netflix offered a decent…

Anime Hanabi

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Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Type: Wow, this is pretty Synopsis: The future is controlled by horrible robots!!! Good, I got that out of my system. Ghost in the Shell (1995) is a…

Gentlemanotoku's Anime Circle

Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament Ep 13-15

Here is volume 5 of Tezuka Osamu's Tales of the Old Testament: In the Beginning , which continues the Exodus story through the giving of the...

Collectr's Blog

More Old-school Anime Valentines!

  Another year of old-school anime Valentine cards!  Yes, I’m back again this year with more cheesy puns for your Valentine needs.  Save & p...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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The Vision of Escaflowne Anime Review 79/100 – Throwback Thursday

If you’re a fan of Mecha odds are you’ve heard of Shouji Kawamori. The man has done mechanical design for movies like Patlabor and Ghost in the Shell…

Star Crossed Anime

Four Pretty Good Science Fiction Netflix Original Anime (A.I.C.O., Godzilla x 2, and Orbital Children)

There are plenty of science fiction anime out there and they're mostly okay at best, just like television science fiction in general.  Ratin...

Tokyo Excess

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Toshiyuki Inoue discusses three decades of Mitsuo Iso – Interview

Legendary animator Toshiyuki Inoue discusses his relationship to animator and director Mitsuo Iso for The Orbital Children's release.

Full Frontal

Pre-2000s Anime With Multi-Channel Audio

This list is a work in-progress. I don’t care that much about “home theater” setups myself but I figured this would be a helpful list to make as…

Genga Land

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Mystery Box of Misery Volume 6: Texhnolyze, Viewtiful Joe, Heat Guy J

They're the Part 2 of 3 you receive when both bookends are out of print. They’re the discs marked down to $1 during clearance and holiday sales. They're fodder for…

Ani-Gamers

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10 Obscure 90s Anime Worth Watching

Among the well-known 90s anime classics exist hundreds of obscure shows, OVAs, and movies. If you're on the hunt for a new show, start here!

90sanime.com

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My beautifully dark escapist fantasy

This 2.5D dream has finally been realized in the way not many might have been expecting, but offers an interesting proposition to the onlooker: Vtubers present casual escapism.…

Artificial Night Sky

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The Exciting Times of 90s Cyberpunk Anime

Looking for the best in 90s cyerpunk anime? Look no further, this is your guide to the best cyberpunk anime the decade has to offer.

90sanime.com

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Secret Santa Review: Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange — founded by our friends at Reverse Thieves and currently run by the AGC Podcast — where the gifts are…

Ani-Gamers

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What Makes Anime, Anime?

It used to be anime was animation from Japan. That was why in the old, pre-Internet days it was often called Japanimation. It was known for being stiff,…

Japan Powered

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Does it Hold Up? Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

This uncertainty towards a shadowy entity on the periphery of our society, manipulating its many tiers, is exactly the framework which is utilized within the classic anime series.…

Anime News Network - Views

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Interview: Director Mamoru Oshii Reflects on His Anime Classic Beautiful Dreamer

Back when Anime Now! was on its last legs, I got to interview acclaimed Ghost In The Shell director Mamoru Oshii. Sadly, that interview never had the chance…

Biggest In Japan

Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society

Title: Ghost in the Shell: Solid State SocietyGenre: Sci-FiRating: 7.0/10 Summary: In 2034, two years after the events of 2nd GIG, it is revealed that Major Motoko Kusanagi has left counter-terrorism task force…

Anime Anthology

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Interview: A Philosophical Talk with Legendary Director Mamoru Oshii

Back when Anime Now! was on its last legs, I got to interview acclaimed Ghost In The Shell director Mamoru Oshii. Sadly, that interview never had the chance…

Biggest In Japan

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Ghost in the Shell (1995): Motoko Kusanagi’s Identity in the Information Age

“When the advent of computers made the externalization of memories possible, you should have taken its meaning more seriously.”

MEGAWATCH

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Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots: 20 Anime Series Featuring Intelligent Technology

You know what’s strange? We have never been further along with research into robotics, yet the popularity of intelligent technology anime has fallen off significantly. Finding a good…

Recommend Me Anime

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #163 – Star Wars Is Anime

Much to our chagrin it’s time to talk about Star Wars content. Evan reviews Star Wars: Visions, a surprisingly varied anthology from star anime creators like Hiroyuki Imaishi…

Ani-Gamers

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #163 – Star Wars Is Anime

Much to our chagrin it’s time to talk about Star Wars content. Evan reviews Star Wars: Visions, a surprisingly varied anthology from star anime creators like Hiroyuki Imaishi…

Ani-Gamers

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Episode 171 - Ghost in the Shell (1995)

This week; Shaun thinks it’s time for a throwback to some classic anime films, and because the world is quickly becoming a sci-fi dystopia, what better movie than…

Anime Out of Context

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Anime ABC’s, My Favorite Anime Character for Each Letter of the Alphabet

So I know a good idea when I steal one. This being one of said ideas. Of course, I kid. We give credit where it’s due; always. I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Why Are Certain Legendary Anime Figures Not Good Anymore?

At this point, I think Rintaro is doing himself a favor by not making anime anymore.

Standing On My Neck

Weekly Manga Update: Magical Sempai, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, & More

Welcome to your weekly new manga update from Azuki! This time we’ve got new chapters for four great series, each revolving around characters who are a little ……

Azuki

S2E8 - Ghost in the Shell

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John, Jason, and guest host Dr. Brian Ruh discuss Mamoru Oshii's 1995 animated masterpiece, Ghost in the Shell. They spend a…

Heroic Purgatory

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Gundress (1999) [Anime Review]

Gundress; or, Mecha Charlie’s Angels      I lived according to your word. You were everything to me.Your eyes were like those of… a stray ...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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The Strangely Sanitary Role of Police in Cyberpunk Anime

Have you ever noticed how often cyberpunk anime focus on law enforcement? Cyberpunk is the anti-establishment genre of sci-fi, one designed to showcase

Anime Herald

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Characters I Would Cosplay If I Still Sewed

I think most people who have been in the anime/manga sphere for awhile are aware of cosplay, i.e. costume play. It’s the practice of dressing up as a…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Why Does Vlad Love Exist?

It’s not everyday that you hear about Mamoru Oshii being behind a new anime production. You know, the guy behind the original Ghost in the Shell Film, Patlabor…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Black Magic M-66 (1987) [OVA Review]

Black Magic M-66; or, Do Androids Dream of Electric Granddaughters?      In all honesty, I don't know if any of this really happened. It's...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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The Amazing Staff of ‘Star Wars Visions’

Disney unveiled an exciting project at Anime Expo Lite on Sunday, July 8, revealing a previously announced animated anthology series for Star Wars. Originally

Anime Quarterly

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Angel Egg (1985)

Type: Brilliant! Synopsis: I have absolutely no idea what’s going on. Pros: Angel Egg is an incredibly beautiful and though provoking anime film. It was created by Mamoru…

Gentlemanotoku's Anime Circle

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B: The Beginning- Ambitious but lacking

B: The Beginning is one of those Netflix produced original anime. It came out in 2018 and the studio behind it is Production IG. Yes, the studio behind…

Anime Reviews

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The new generation of the 1990’s

More than the Kanada school, whose members appeared throughout  the 80s, this new group of animators deserves the word “generation”. The six major animators I will focus on…

Animétudes

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40 Anime on ANIMAX in South Africa

2007-2010 South Africa’s DSTV provided the channel ANIMAX. It was a TV network that offered English dubbed anime. Here is a list of 26 anime that the channel…

All About Anime and Manga

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Anime Series Like Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song

In a theme park ran by AI, there is a lonely stage where the first-ever autonomous humanoid sings in order to fulfill her mission of making everyone happy…

Recommend Me Anime

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Ex-Arm – Anime Review

Japanese Title: Ex-Arm   Similar: Ghost in the Shell Akira Guilty Crown   Watched in: Japanese Genre: Action Science Fiction Length: 12 episodes   Positives: Nothing Negatives: Uglie…

Nefarious Reviews

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Ghost in the Shell – Manga Review

Japanese Title: Koukaku Kidoutai: The Ghost in the Shell   Related: Ghost in the Shell 1.5 (included in review) Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface (included in…

Nefarious Reviews