August 08, 2004

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Episode 3

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

"Android and I"

Unfortunately, I'm almost positive I missed the point of this episode. I get the impression that I am missing the big connection between some films that are very important to the plot, and what actually went on.

Feeling left out of the joke, I still think this was a pretty good episode.

Standalone Complex's CG isn't perfect, but in most cases, it's hard to tell the difference unless you're really looking for it. The show is gorgeous, though, and I don't just mean "the most popular female cyborg in anime history".

This episode brings up (partially) a theme near and dear to Ghost in the Shell: what is the soul. And in classic Ghost in the Shell fashion, it doesn't really answer the question, or really expand on it, other than to pose the question. The greater plot deals with nostalgia, and some people's inability to let go.

This was a a surprisingly slow-paced episode for a show that seems to focus mostly on the action side of things, but not fall asleep slow, as many anime shows tend towards.

Not quite what I was expecting, but still good.

Rating: B+

Posted by Kei at August 8, 2004 08:38 PM

The final Jeri have evolved, however limited. The perp love play acting his favorite scene from the movie with his Jeri. However, the final line uttered by his Jeri does not match the movie, instead using its own line.

Posted by: BigFire at August 9, 2004 08:15 PM
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