To get away from the typical constant yelling at each other about current shit, I have something else: what's your favorite anime film of all time?
Me: pictured. And nothing related to it in terms of films or shows have been able to top the original, subbed film.
>what's your favorite anime film of all time?
Eh, I liked SAC more.
Ghost in the shell is an example of mediocre source material being adapted into something much more, even the second movie didn't top it.
I don't dislike SAC but there's an element of subtlety that the film has that nothing that's followed it has really had, at least not in the same manner.
I also particularly don't care for it when there's an anime made afterwards that answers a lot of questions that in their mysticism were better left unanswered. To an extent, a lot of the following GITS media did this, and I'm not so much a fan of it.
If by the mediocre source you're referring to the manga then yeah, I agree. This happens often with film adaptations, and sometimes it's the other way around.
>lot of questions that in their mysticism
What mysticism? The movie was very straightforward, the only question is what happened to the Major
It's less about it being straightforward and more this: a universe/setting in fiction is more interesting to me when it's fleshed out to the extent it's only functional and entertaining. It becomes uninteresting when it's fleshed out past that point, and that's almost unavoidable when you're expanding past an 82 minute film.
So "mysticism" might not be the proper word, but if you can infer what I mean with what I said above then yeah.
Neat, never seen that before.