So is anyone else actually excited for this?
I know, I know. You're not.
>mardock scramble ripoff
Yeah not really.
But WHY not?
Didn't you enjoy border 2, anon? I thought it started to resemble S.A.C. more.
It was ok. It might have been better than the first but it still doesn't have that SAC feel much less that original GiTS movie feel. Really it just felt like they were phoning it in using concepts from the rest of the franchise to actually make it GiTS.
Am I the only one unnerved by that ugly hair cut?
It'll at least be better than the incoming live action.
How long in between these episodes? Obviously it's not your weekly release... Is it every month? Every other month? Anyone got some info?
>using 1995 film as a bar
IMO it really isn't the highlight of the series, despite its popularity. I think SAC did the original manga much more justice, and Arise resembled that quite a bit in the second episode. I do agree that it's phoned in though. It never gets as good as SAC and the Major is just too fucking young, she lost all her adult personality. Doesn't help that they switched everyone's voices either.
Yeah it's terrible.
I thought it was one episode per season, but it might even be bi-annual.
I like the atmosphere of the original movie the best but SAC is still my favorite to watch and has my favorite version of the Major. Arise just didn't have either of those for me.
It's twice a year. Episode 1 was in June 2013 and episode 2 was November.
Episode 3 is coming out on June 28 of this year, so presumably the finale will be at the end of the year as well.
I liked the original movie too but I don't think it represents GitS at all. One of the manga's themes is having personality alongside the heavy politics, and SAC performed that admirably.
Standalone complex is easily one of the best anime of all time, so, how could I not be excited?
Did you watch the first episode? It was nothing like SAC.
>I thought it started to resemble S.A.C. more
Reminded me of Man Machine Interface actually.
I just wish they fixed her palette. Where the fuck did the red come from exactly? I've never seen her wear that shit.
The Ghost in the Shell movies had a very blue pallete.
Stand Alone Complex was very green.
Arise is very red.
>Doesn't help that they switched everyone's voices either
It's different so it's worse?
Every GitS thread.