:: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex ::Reviewed By: salle
This is, just like the movie, a hardboiled action packed journey on a road paved with stunning visual 3D effects, and in the speakers is a great sound track by Yoko Kanno, the same person who made the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack, although there's no bebop or jazz in this one. Easy to categorize as action, it also has a detective storyline to it.
The Year is 2030, in the world the great number of networks and electronic infrastructure is by far larger than the one we have today. The cybernetic technology has led so far that a human mind can live in a "computer".
We follow a Japanese government agency, called Public Peace Section-9, which deals with cyber-terrorists, and this also includes ghost-hackers (thatís basically people who hack in to one's brain and takes over the control of one's body). Here we find our main character, Motoko Kusanagi, she has the rank Major and she is second in command at Section-9, she is a full cyborg with just some of her brain and spinal cord remaining as biological organs, she has been this way since a very young age. Most of the other members of Section-9 are men, and most have cybernetic implants. Only Aramaki and Togusa are puritans and have only some neuro-implants. All the members have their areas of expertise which varies from hacking to information gathering, to weapon specialists, to decision making, to detective skills.
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Alternate #1 - pocco108
"Fans of the manga rejoice because this is one of the most faithful adaptations of any Shirow work. The complexities and the politics are all in the series. This is better than.." (read more)
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In the future, life between the digital and physical world has been blurred. The boundary of technology and humanity has been stretched.." (read more)
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