While people have been arguing about the Scarlett Johansson casting for the Ghost in the Shell film, I've been busy re-acquainting myself with the series. It...took a while. The original movie? Near perfect.
The fact that a multimedia hydra would spawn out of the original manga and feature film was inevitable, given the sheer number of people who became anime fans after seeing it. If you haven't been following along, there's a lot of other stuff to catch up on. With two more films there's the aforementioned live-action project, as well as a TV and OVA series, and multiple video games.
Now we have the absurdly titled Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online to gawk at.... read more