Psycho-Pass is, perhaps, the closest thing to GitS:SAC that we will ever see. This isn't to accuse PP of mindless copycatting, though; although both shows deal with similar settings and subject matter, as well as have similar direction and audiovisual feel, Psycho-Pass clearly holds its own and even improves upon GitS in terms of pacing and visual flair at times. It may not be up to one's taste, but it's definitely worth checking out, and its handling of the subject matter surely deserves credit either way.
Important to say, much like its spiritual predecessor, PP also respects the viewer's intelligence to a remarkable degree, offering mostly natural exposition, believable character conflicts and interactions, deus-ex-machina-free plot, and zero fanservice. A rare gem of an anime for a mature viewer. read more
Both are procedural crime shows and set in a future version of Japan. Both shows are very focused on sci fi and each has their own interesting gallery of gadgets and systems. Both follow the attempts of a law enforcement agencies attempts to capture an enigmatic criminal who's always several steps ahead. Ghost in the Shell is more episodic and the underlying plot is visited in standalone episodes throughout the season. Psycho Pass is more focused on the main plot. I've heard Psycho Pass get called at best inspired by and at worst a rip off of GitS but I think it's its own show and I'll recommend it as such. If you like detective stories, Sci-fi, and character driven drama you'll like this read more
Not only the futuristic sci-fi crime investigation team premises (heavy on characterisation) but also the series' structure and execution mirror each other. Ghost in the Shell was one of the many works Psycho Pass' creators were open about having influenced them; one even going so far as to say they wanted to surpass GitS. Even the animation studios (Production IG) are the same.
The setting of both is 'a future not far away from our reality'. This means our real world logic is applied to series where full-body cybernisation is possible and artificial intelligence can think for itself. To better connect the viewer, both GitS: Stand Alone Complex and Psycho introduce rookie characters that are left somewhat alienated to those around them. GitS: SAC has Togusa be the human element: all of his teammates having undergone some level of cyberisation, while he refuses and relies only on his wits and revolver. Psycho has Akane play a very similar role where she is left aghast over how calm her superior and subordinates are over killing people, just because a number is high and their 'A.I.' controlled guns tell them to shoot.
In terms of the plots, aside from the eventual unraveling of CONSPIRACIES, it's the basic structure that links them. Both shows have main plot threads - The Laughing Man in GitS: SAC and Makishima in Psycho - that are briefly touch upon in earlier, episodic content before they become the main focus as the series' draw towards their climatic conclusions. Along the way, the main characters are explored via 'case of the week' stories.
The key difference between the two is that Psycho is about a controlled society, reliant on A.I. to do their thinking for them, where latent criminals are used to catch other criminals. GitS: SAC has a team of (mostly) ex-military badarses investigate terrorism, among other things--Japanese society not being very different from how it is in reality.  read more
Both take place in a similar futuristic setting, where the lines between technology and humanity are blurred. Both are from the point-of-view of law enforcement, showing society through the eyes of those who see the worst of it.
Both are set in a plausible futuristic setting focused on some police authority. Action scenes litter throughout both series, and when done, they're brilliantly choreographed. Like any two great sci-fi, both looks critically into the social implications of technology, the ethical considerations, and any significant impact of change in lifestyle. Easily two of the best sci-fi anime has to offer, utmost care was put into both in developing a world that feels real and the characters themselves behave accordingly to the circumstances given.
The Ghost in the Shell and Psycho-Pass franchises are both futuristic, cyberpunk police series with a philosophical nature. They take the point of view of the law enforcement in a world where technology and artificial intelligence is much more advanced and has become an integral part in people's daily lives. They often show the worst of such a world, and leave it up to you whether or not that's what's best for mankind.
Ghost in the Shell is very character driven while Psycho-Pass focusses more on the main plot, but if you like one the other should definitely interest you aswell.
First of all in both cases we have the police as the main characters. Secondly we could say the time period is not too distant cyberpunk style future.
Psycho - pass seems to have some interesting philosophical views on this kind of future... It's the kind of anime which actually needs you to think when watching it.
Ghost in the shell has multiple story arcs, while Psycho Pass has a single arc which connects it all together.
Gritty police procedural anime from the same studio. They explore the ramifications of their sci-fi settings on the behavior of people, especially criminals. Two very insightful shows that are absolutely beautiful to look at. Psycho-Pass is more about the challenges in creating a utopia, while Stand Alone Complex explores the effects of technology on individuals.
Both of these story lines fall deep into the future with technology that can better mankind but also still have the same amount of crime. Characters are a bit different than ghost in a shell however you will learn about the characters in this anime at different episodes just like ghost in a shell.
Both series shares similar themes involving dealing with criminals in a world with powerful technology. In fact, these traces of technology can be traced with cyperpunk themes. Thus, both series has a similar feeling.
Both series' characters works with a superior organization to deal with the criminals using their skills.
Production I.G. is also involved with both series hence similar animation artwork and visuals.
Both series has action, drama, police, and great dialogue usage in many scenes.
Both anime have a similar feel to their story telling as well as both being worlds in a not too distant future. Both can also be classified as science fiction and each follow a form of law enforcement.
Both animes feature an advanced technological society that despite the cutting edge technology suffers from both existential and criminal issues. Both animes feature cybercrime and a lot of action. Both animes focus on police and investigations.
Aside from being masterpieces of the psychological genre, both series are set in a cyberpunk world and include plenty of thought-provoking philosophical moments and exhilarating action to keep you at the edge of your seat, especially in the later episodes.
In short, what truly sets either of these series above the average anime and makes the other absolutely worth watching if you wholeheartedly enjoyed one, is how there is neither black nor white characterization and character morals, in addition to unpredictable plot direction... By the end of the series (particularly in Psycho-Pass imo) you may end up rooting for what you (as the viewer) believe is the best course of action for the respective content's humanity, as opposed to what is "justice" or some commonly accepted ideology. Find out for yourself; enjoy! read more
Both are in the future, have to deal in a sci-fi genre and deal with aspects of philosophy. Specifically, they deal with the philosophy of current life and future life. Both also have great, almost similar artwork (minus characters).
They're both set in futuristic/cyberpunk type worlds (although PP seems a few decades behind GITS technology-wise) and focus on law enforcement, while also delving into themes like grey morality. The main difference is in the main theme; where GITS focuses on the idea of individualism in an increasingly connected world, PP chooses to explore the idea of freedom vs security. If you liked one it's a high chance you'll like the other.
Both of these anime are set in the future and deal with law enforcement. Ghost in the Shell revolves more around how we are losing our grip on humanity compared to how horrifying humanity is in the future with Psycho Pass. Both of these anime also have underlying meanings that really strike a chord when they are finally understood.
Great world building for future crime fighting, integrating future technologies into society. This creates a utopia/dystopia in both worlds. Questions arise about how technologies should be used and how society should be governed to regulate such abuse or misuse. (more pronounced in Psycho Pass)
Both have strong female MCs (GITS a little stronger) and an interactive unit/team to introduce interesting characters and dialogue/ideology. (PP is stronger in character development, GITS in dialogue)
There are some major parallels to draw between the two shows. Both feature a team of police detectives in a near future world, hunting down criminals, often of a cyber nature. They do this using futuristic technology, which feels pretty similar between the two shows. The action scenes in both shows also manages to feel pretty similar.
There's two major differences between the shows. First, the story setup is different. Psyco-Pass being focused around measuring a person's criminal tendencies, while GitS: S.A.C is focused around equal rights for androids, and explores if androids are able to have souls and feel emotions.
The second big difference would be the art style, which ends up being more realistic in GitS, and slightly more stylized in Psycho-Pass. read more
If You liked one, then you will definitely like the other. Both these anime's take place in a future society that have advanced technological marvels that can satisfy the most hard core of sci-fi fans. Both anime's are suited for a more mature audience and depict police procedurals in a similar fashion.
Ghost in the shell is more action packed or at least the action is on a different scale, while Psycho-pass is more philosophical about society, not that SAC doesn't do the same in it's own way.
Bottom line is both of these anime's give off a very similar vibe and they they were intact made by the same company, but only about a decade apart. read more
Both of them are masterpieces of the Sci-Fi genre.
Both of them revolve around agencies that deal with criminals in complex and mostly dystopian futures.
Both of them are incredibly well written, the characters have a lot of depth to them, the settings they take place in are so vividly detailed and fascinating that they make you wish you could be part of such a future.
They are both some of the best produced anime out there.
Psycho-Pass obviously takes a lot of inspiration from Ghost in The Shell, but both Psycho-Pass and Ghost in the Shell have distinct voices and they are in no way the same thing.
Both of them have memorable soundtracks.
Both of them are action packed, filled with thought provoking moments, psychological thrill rides and excitement or despair lurks at every corner.
Its easy to see how Psycho-Pass was inspired by Ghost in the Shell (1st Season)
OB; objective similarities
SUB; based on my personal experience.
-Similar in the world-building; both shows have a cyber-society dominated by technology . (OB)
-Presentation of the Police cyber-crime exists in both shows, a criminal that uses cyber technology in a stand-alone episodes, that is not part of the main arc. (OB)
-Both shows have a special team (division) to deal with such crimes (OB)
-Minor Spoiler BEWARE --------- there is a corrupt political operating system in both shows. (OB)
-Both shows have a main villain (cat-mouse type). (OB)
-The use of technology however is more logical in Ghost in the Shell (SUB)
-More realistic turn of events and more focus on politics in ghost in the shell than psycho-pass. (SUB)
-Similar villains but Psycho-pass villain has more screen time and is more interesting. (SUB)
-More focus on the main arc in Psycho-Pass than GitS (OB)
I Hope this was useful.
Both franchises portray a society heavily reliant on its technology. They focus on the crimes that occur in their respective societies and offer some great police/sci-fi action. Must watch for Sci-fi fanatics.
They are both made by Production IG.
They are both cyberpunk police shows
The main character is female in both series (Tsunemori Akane for Psycho-Pass and Kusanagi for GITS)
They are both very philosofical and psychological
Both are set in cyber world's that rely on machines in some way or another. I believe Psycho Pass is heavily inspired by GITS as well and in some ways a more modern, less complicated variation to the classic series.
When it comes cyberpunk settings anime, these two are a must watch. Futuristic police and government action, not to forget the fact that both anime franchises were created by Production I.G. Both series have female lead characters, something you don't come across a lot in anime.
Both focus on a story set in the future and revolve around solving crimes commited. Both deal with very realistic conflicts and believable characters that keep you gripped from the beginning of the show till the very end. The paces of both are a little different but otherwise they share quite a few similarities. Psycho Pass is probably the closest thing in anime to GitS.
Futuristic worlds where the advanced technology should be supposed to protect us from all evil and create perfect societies, but the reality isn't always that simple. Corruption lurks in every corner and a villain/master-mind appears in an attempt to deliver his own justice.
That's where the special investigation teams come up. Consisting of a bunch of agents with open mindsets and different levels of experience dealing with crimes have their ideology tested to prevent the villain's actions.
While solving multiple small cases leading to the master-mind, both teams get a step closer to uncovering the truth. However, the case is not as simple as capturing a bad guy.
Basically, you will get a similar type of investigation-centered anime with tons of action and some deep dialogs/questions that will amuse you and maybe create some empathy with the villain's ideology. read more
Both take place in a cyberpunk dystopian Japan and follow a special police task force’s activities. Each episode, the characters responded to different incidents that end up being interrelated with each other. I can’t really say too much more without spoilers.
They are both futuristic sci-fi series featuring philosophical aspects. Ergo Proxy is a bit slower-moving, with greater emphasis on charater development, whereas GitS is somewhat more episodic and more plot-focused, but both are excellent choices for a sci-fi anime fan.
Both series contains a cyberpunk like theme in a futuristic world. As such, the presence as advanced technology and cyborgs are present.
Both series has a complex plot along with a female protagonist who is independent, strong, and skilled in what she does. She encounters conflicts throughout the series but also has help and allies. They also question their own origins as well as how humanity came to be by their times.
There is a sense of dark mystery in the both series that has a serious mood to them.
Both series has action, drama, occasionally comedy, and science fiction themes.
Both deal with cybernetics, conspiracy, have well developed characters, and serious philosophical elements. They also have strong lead female characters. There are dark, if not cynical underpinnings in both series . While there are significant differences in setting, story, and style, one can't help but feel that Proxy and Ghost are spiritual siblings.
Both stories are action packed with a mystery shrouding in it. both stories' protagonists are the same in some traits and actions that they do and accompanied by a someone they trust. both series' story revolves in the near future where machines and humans co-exists, living harmoniously until something unexpected happened.
- Similar animation styles. Very dark, desolate and foreboding, each in their own way.
- Strong "female" leads.
- Both have deeper undertones and use a ton of subtle (and not so subtle) symbolism. (GITS more political, and Proxy more theological.)
While I would like to praise both, I did feel Proxy had far too much filler and drawn out exposition. But still, both shows look great with some nice animation.
Both heavily deal with the question: "What does it mean to be human?" among other extended philosophical metaphors. Each is a mystery, and keeps you guessing right up until the very end, with lots of twists and turns along the way.
Both are shows deal with similar themes revolving around humanity. Their story includes similar characters and string their events and themes into one similarly paced plot, that even includes some of the same flaws to an extend.
Futuristic animes that have characters who are Kick Ass! The main characters in both animes, the Major for GITS and Spike for Bebop, both have strong convictions and an unknown past that fuels their character's values.
Sci-fi anime set in the near future that focus on criminal investigation (bounty hunters/cyber crime police). Both are filled with back to back episodes of intense action driven by a wonderfully jazzy soundtrack composed by Yoko Kanno.
Amazingly crafted sci-fi future settings, conveyed through episodic crime drama. Both shows develop their characters through a series of self-contained sequences, while also having elements of an overarching plot, and ending the series with a focus that plot. If you are looking for a series that can be both episodic and sharply reflective on its characters, these two are the way to go. Should also be mentioned that lauded composer Yoko Kanno made the OST for both.
First, both anime have a lot of sci-fi stuff in them, but one thing that really makes them similar is how in both anime, the main characters are always trying to catch some criminal. Of course, in Ghost in the Shell the main characters are cops while in Cowboy Bebop the main characters are bounty hunters which does make the anime a little different. Ghost in the Shell's story is much more complex, while Cowboy Bebop is more free and wild. However, both are petty serious anime, except there are a lot of times that I laughed while watching Cowboy Bebop. They also both have lots of actions scenes of people shooting each other. Also, in Cowboy Bebop, I think I related to the characters more, but in both anime all the characters still have this unstoppable pursuit to catch their target. read more
Both are heavy on the characters, specifically a group of people banded together seemingly for work only, but who become friends in the process. An overwhelming majority of the episodes is action-packed, with some being a part of a greater storyline and some - individual stories. Although the setting is completely different, they give off similar vibes and rely on akin formulas.
Both shows are mostly episodic sci-fi shows with heavily character driven stories that play on the complexities of their own sci-fi world while retaining a certain level of relatability to the viewer. Ghost in the Shell SAC does a slightly better job at world building and features more engaging and and philosophical stories than Bebop but this is obviously subjective. Both shows also feature well choreographed fight scenes and kick-ass sound tracks by Yoko Kanno.
These anime share a similar plot structure: we have a different case/adventure in most of the episodes while still retaining a background main plot. Throughout the story we learn more about each MC personality and past. If you like futuristic action and some mature themes, you got here two anime perfect for you. The crew in Cowboy Bebop is more of a 'bandit crew' while the crew in GitS is an investigation team and everything would point that they are opposite poles but they actually share many similarities. Just take in mind the settings and world are quite different.
Both are episodic cyber-noir series with soundtracks composed by Yoko Kanno running 26 episodes. Both series feature the protagonists confronting memorable and unique criminals each episode, and both have excellent dubs. Both series also heavily feature gun-play.
They both have an episodic "crime of the week" format combined with a long-term story arc. There are sometimes similar plots, and both explore the idea of people who are somehow different from ordinary humans (cyborgs in GITS, people with superpowers in DTB). Both are intelligent (moreso GITS), dark (moreso DTB), and mature and have kickass soundtracks by Yoko Kanno.
Both, Darker than BLACK and GiTS: Stand Alone Complex have similar plot build ups. While each episode seems mostly independent of the other on a deeper almost all episodes are related in some way. Also both revolve around a team protagonists (although admittedly both teams has its own protagonist)
These two animes revolve a protagonist with a strong support team in a political and action thriller featuring unique powers (although that's a given in most animes).
While Ghost in the Shell series revolves more around a central political plot, Darker than BLACK asks similar metaphysical questions underlying Ghost in the Shell.
Both are based around teams in secret organisations investigating and participating in missions.
Similar style of case by case operations, with undertones of something more serious going on.
Both groups have specialists in their teams based on resources and abilities that aren't available to general public, some of which must be kept secret.
International governments/organisations trying to manipulate and control information and access to resources.
Both series look over the implications on society after drastic changes to what being human means.
Earth and world are huge. Humans have to alive wisely among them.
Both solve social issues by antisocial forces. SAC is more grandeur.
These shows asking quastions about humanity and morality. Philosophical, and Psychologic.
Hei and Motoko Kusanagi are professional of crime eradication. They have unmatched ability from childhood.
Motoko is cyborg police officer. Hei is contractor, and known as The Black Reaper.
Also, They are my top-notch favorite characters. If you love adult characters, then they exist for you.
Both pacing is basically episodic. SAC have part of continuous story. DTB haven't it too much. Mostly divided into first part and latter part.
The animation and character development are decent. SAC is more men than women. DTB is more women than men.
Atmosphere is a bit similar. Both are serious, but DTB have many comedic moments.
By the way, I don't accepted them so much. I'm not comfortable with them.
But it is my personal opinion. Most people will like them. The same is true of SAC.
Both are great shows that had a big influence on some viewers until now. Worth seeing. read more
Both of these series are as sci-fi cyberpunk as you can get, and both have a very dark and gritty noir-ish tone. They also share the trait of having complex and twisting storylines, although S.A.C. is partly episodic in nature while Texhnolyze is a fully serial drama.
Both series takes place in a futuristic setting giving off a dystopian feeling along with the cyberpunk themes. As such, technology in both series are advanced than our own along with other ethnics.
Both series consists of science fiction as well as a strong story with the characters that are involved in them.
Both series features some psychological themes along with action and drama.
By given standards, both series are appealing to those who are into a more deeper analysis and understanding of the story.
Human is primarily exist for someone or oneself. Which is more important, the former or the latter?
Both deal with quite profound storytelling. It is difficult for ordinary person like me to understand.
But that's what's fun about it. Pleasure what cause excitement is surely interesting.
That's why I compare both of them. Texhnolyze is drastic Dystopia style. SAC is mix of Dystopia and Utopia.
Setting is similar. People lives by advancement of technology. No trouble with alive.
Music composition is amazing. Both OP is English. Juno Reactor and Origa's words catch you.
Ichise isn't human like Motoko Kusanagi. He is growth type and masochistic.
On the other hand, Motoko Kusanagi is skillful by nature. By fusion with the machine.
Ran is similar to Laughing Man. It's mere existence. Attention. Ran seldom laughs.
Anyway, confirm with your own eyes. Both are my awesomely favorite shows. Once again, It's awesome. read more
Both GitS and SEL tackle the themes of the melding of humanity and machinery/computers, although they approach the concept in very different ways.
SEL focuses on a single girl, and her exploration and gradual absorption into the world of "the Wired" (AKA the internet). It's semi-futuristic, and very very creepy. It's also somewhat more psychological than GitS.
GitS is centered around on a group of cops who deal primarily with computer and cyborg related crimes. It's more action oriented than Lain, and at least as good. It's done by Production I.G., so the animation is amazing, and blends 2D and 3D pretty much seamlessly. Each episode and the series as a whole are ingeniously plotted.
They're both great anime, and if you like one, you'll probably like the other.  read more
they are all about computers and the network. they show us the 'imaginary facts' that human brain can do and the harm that can occur from misusing or underestimating this tech. also you may gain some interesting ideas about souls, thoughts and God from both stories. the great Computer & God Settlement they are.
Both Serial Experiments Lain and Ghost in the Shell are dark shows that explores the world of cyberpunk in a surrealistic fashion. Both series also takes place in a futuristic world that is set beyond our modern times.
Both series explores the nature of humanity with its technology in unique ways.
Both series also has a similar feeling with thriller like endings on occasions.
Both series also seems to have a type of network that enhances its futuristic outlook of the settings.
Ghost in the shell is made by the same of EOTE director kenyi kamiyama.
It doesnt have a lot of humour or romance, but it offers you a awesome goverment conspiracy story, awesome action/thriller scenes and a complex storyline wich makes this one of the best the anime industry has to offer.
basically HNE is 20 years before SAC...HNE explains how the SAC tech stuff are invented and Juiz is well a "older" version of Tachikomas(both voiced by the same Voice Actress in Japanese) I think most SAC fans will enjoy Higashi no Eden :3
Past is nothingness. Future is glorious. Actually they are wrong theory. Clever way is to alive hardly.
Both are same director, studio, worldview. So there are many very similar things. Really similar.
Motoko and Takizawa have quintessence. In other words, existence itself is incredible. They are genius.
Bato and Saki are main partner of them. They also very wise. And they are people who is sympathetic to them.
Other characters have personalitites in common. Despite respective shows, similar to maxim.
Someone have justice. Someone have ambition. Destiny chain complicated arrangement, eventually unleash.
Both are outstanding visuals and story. Espeically SAC is nearly perfect. Higashi no Eden has incomplete parts.
Nevertheless, Higashi no Eden also spectacular. The more you look at this show, the more wonderful you'll look.
Because of SAC director. He understand how to make excellent story. Never get disappointed.
If you're Ghost in the Shell fan, and want to watch new universe, worth a try enough. Vice versa. read more
Similar main characters (Motoko and Balsa) although in a completely diffrent setting.
both are mature and look, feel and sound older than they really are
both can be very kind and very harsh, act rational (mostly), show great strength and leadership qualities and individual charisma.
Both of them introduce a new world and fresh characters. Also they both feature a female hero, even though they are different characters. The animation and art are also both on the same par. The main difference are that there is more action in "Ghost In The Shell" than there is in "Seirei no Moribito", which is more about the story and the adventure. They also take place in opposite time frames, the first in futuristic, the latter in fantasy medieval.
Gritty feel with backroom politicking and conspiracy. Strong female lead with a mysterious past and mad skills. Both groups of characters also have a techie character(s), a strongman, someone who is relatively new and inexperienced in their new profession, and side characters to provide the occasional comedic crack. Also explores many questions involving a perceived loss of humanity and psychological well-being, in one falling to savagery and "base" behaviors and the other to in a sea of cybernetic technologies.
In fact, the main difference is which side of the law the characters work on and the cyberpunk vs renegade theme.
If you considered Ghost in the Shell a well designed plot anime, then you will enjoy Black Lagoon.
Similar thickness of plot with a similar level of Action and Deep Drama, the overall plot lines diverge but the soul of the animation is the same.
Both series focus on a group of people within an organizations that perform special tasks; Section 9 is to GitS as STNJ is to WHR. They both contain lots of philosophizing and the stories become very very similar it around half way.
Both shows are very similar in the way they are arranged. Ghost in the Shell has both stand alone and complex episodes nearly all the way through, and Witch Hunter Robin starts with unrelated 'stand alone' episodes before getting into the actual 'complex' story. Both anime are fairly dark and mysterious, and both also involve a special police force like team. Section 9 in Ghost in the Shell, and the STN-J in Witch Hunter Robin. While they share many differences, Ghost in the Shell and Witch Hunter Robin also share many similarities.
Witch Hunter Robin and GITS:SAC both follow teams of superhuman quasi-police specialized in hunting down special criminals (cyber-terrorists and witches, respectively). They combine stand alone episodes with an overarching plot to create a cohesive whole.
Dig out your sleuth hats. Both series follow a plot that is very challenging to figure out. While Ghost in the Shell has a greater focus on action, Death Note and GitS share the ability to baffle with plot twists and complex schemes.
Both series' stories involve very deep, intellectual concepts and the plot twists, in particular, are amazing. While GitS has far more filler than Death Note, both series almost always focus on crime and/or the psychology and rationale of the people who drive the stories forward. Also, they both have absolutely stunning art styles.
The basic theme is very much alike; Philosophy mixed up with robotics. What makes us human?
Both series are well thought through and a pleasure to watch, with each episode more emotional than the previous. Indeed, these are probably some of the best seinen series ever produced.
Both shows have really prominent elements of mystery and suspense which keep audiences actively watching and on the edge of their seats! Though one is obviously futuristic and the other set a few decades in the past they share a common allure due to the fact that they're so exciting and intriguing and they keep us guessing at things. They also both include a lot of ethical dilemmas. Generally, they're both just really awesome... :)
Both stories have short side stories, which are influencing the flow of the story and after a time the connection between everything gets clearer. The antagonist is in both stories very mysterious and the goals are unclear, they also have in common, that they are connected to each sidestory.
Both have political backgrounds which are heavily discussed. Both have secret government organizations with adult characters who have special set of skills and worked as a team. Both have awesome and jazzy music. Difference is that GITS sets in the alternate post-WIII while SnNR sets in pre-WWII.
By all means, this series is basically Chinese super-powered 1930's Ghost in the Shell. Most of the enjoyment comes from the intricate infiltration/action sequences, mature characters, political story and great music.
Kaiba is similar in terms of themes more than aesthetics or plot. Like in Ghost in the Shell SAC, a person's memories can be transferred from one body to another. Similarly, a person's economic class affects whether they can take advantage of this technology. This is a key focus of Kaiba, along with the mystery of the main character's forgotten memories.
Since both series are action-packed, fans of one will not be to put off by the other. If you give Kaiba's experimental visual style a chance, you will not be disappointed. Similarly, something to consider about Ghost in the Shell is that it often features long passages of serious or plot-intensive dialogue. Some may find it more enjoyable than others. read more
The art isn't very similar but the settings are extremely similar. Both take place in a cyberpunk future that is somewhat dystopian or otherwise given over to a government that has a lot of control over its citizens and the information they are given. Both delve a bit into technologies like androids and information technology and censorship. They are also both crime/detective dramas, GitS more so crime and Un-Go more so detective work. There's are nebulous references to a big war prior to the happenings of the story and and both main characters origins are a bit mysterious.
There are some differences. GitS has a bit more action, while Un-Go has a supernatural aspect not found in Ghost In The Shell, and in GitS the characters work for an independent government agency while in Un-Go the main detective character works more or less alone against the government. GitS features more of a 'team' while Un-Go is closer to a duo that expands into a trio a little later on. And again there's the art style.
Still, both are good anime so check them out. If you like Cyberpunk, both of these are great choices. read more
Let me be straightforward and to the point for this one. Both shows may have extremely contrasting viewpoints and plots; with GITS having the viewpoint of the police Public Security of Section 9, whereas UN-GO features two partners who try to resolve the mystery and conspiracy from within their country. (Though primarily forced by Inga, a supernatural character, so this aspect which is extremely similar to Neuro.)
However, these titles share two words: Truth and Justice. Both shows heavily emphasise on justice as not just a belief, nor just a rationale; but as a fact, a human desire. Despite being heavily undermined by the top brasses, Section 9 in GITS never waver despite all the adversities they faced when their corrupted government tries to cover up the issue, endangering their lives in the name of truth and justice. In the case of UN-GO, Shinjuurou is known as the "Defeated Detective", but the "defeated" is but a farce; a facade placed on him and Inga as conspiracy theorists, despite being the true detectives. Heavily observed and subjugated by the higher-ups such as the corrupted Kaishou family and the National Police Agency, the pair attempts to solve the mystery behind their government, while risking themselves behind the actions of the corrupted government.
Both shows also involve heavy conspiracies, which are all apparently, true. The stealth, lies, and distractions from within both shows are what bring forth the beauty of this titles, and it is an aspect that one "cannot dislike.
Both shows also depict a dystopian society in the aftermath of a devastating war, (with GITS being WWIII and WWIV while UN-GO being the War on Terror) and the impacts towards society from within. People are left for dead despite lying on the floor, bleeding; [when Togusa got shot in Season 1] (depicting the fear and apprehension of the society into heavily desiring a peaceful life and thus minding their own backs, albeit a false peace) the society relies on a higher, corrupted power for control, due to fear of another war, and live in fear; (as observed in the glorification of the Kaishou family) and many more instance I've yet to name.
Watch both shows. Do not be indecisive or skeptical anymore. Don't live in regret--not watching these titles. read more
Both anime have terrorism as a main part of their story. Both excell in visuals and sound. But, GitS is way better in everything else. If ZnT is like a dull painting with beautiful borders, then GitS is like a chef-d'oevre of a painting with every kind of detail and masterful handle.
First of all, this comparison can be applied, more or less to all of the Ghost in the shell franchise. these two animes has a lot in common, first, they has both a serious tone and so mature, even though Ghost in the Shell is sci-fi and Zankyou no Terror isn't , but they're still both so realistic and deal with social and real life issues each in its way, they both includ Police and detectives and mysteries and mysterious characters, both enigmatic and require a certain deal of intelligence to keep up with them, they both include internet Hackers even thought this's much more of a GITS franchise speciality read more
Both are futuristic and deal with cyber crime/environments. Although Real Drive isn't a countermeasure against terrorists, it does deal with the unknown [metal] that is threatening environment and people's consciousness.
First and foremost are both from Production IG.
Real Drive and GitS both deal with levels of consciousness and technological settings. Even though the technology can be seen as cold and unnatural, there is a poignant emotional element in both series.
They also both have the concept of "diving". Layers of the net can be accessed in an almost metaphysical way.
Both series deal with androids and have plausible futures. While Chobits focuses on the issue of androids replacing humans in a relationship,
Ghost in The Shell (Stand Alone Complex) takes on the subject of cyberization and highlights a few issues that would arise from that (your brain getting hacked, reluctance to be cyberized due to beliefs, morals, or values, etc.).
If you liked Chobits more for its intellectual take on androids than for the romance and ecchi, give Ghost in the Shell a try.
It seems that the further we progress in the anime and manga industry with everything that's going on, the further we are from creating mature, concise storylines with in-depth characterization. What these two share in common is the legacy they've created. Not only have these two set out the pinnacle and future potential of anime, but the influence they gave on future entertainment...
Both share a plot with lots of politics, crime, war, etc. involved, as well as mature and philosophical themes. While both are military-esque, these two have different approaches. LoGH involves a lot more tactical warfare, as well as it being set in space. Ghost in the Shell deals with cyber warfare and is a bit more grounded in realism, despite having mechs (tachikomas) and cybernetics involved.
By the end of these two anime, you will practically remember [almost] every character you come across in these two series. read more
Both shows feature a special unit of the police/government dealing with crime in a mature, gripping atmosphere. GITS SAC starts off being episodic whereas Hero Mask follows the same case from the start, but, without spoling anything, once the Laughing Man story kicks in in GITS both shows share a similar plotline (even though GITS has definitely a more sci-fi oriented setting). In any case, I'm sure you'll enjoy HM if you liked GITS and the other way around.
In a way, Karakuri Circus is a shounen, anachronic version of Ghost in the Shell. Artificial humans - androids/puppets and theme that examined whether this artificial version of life can understand how humans feel, why they act and whether this can be replicated by machines. Also included cyborgs - humans with part of their body exchanged for mechanical parts. While in Ghost in the Shell this is all done with science, Karakury Circus doesn't really try to present a "realistic"" technology and it's a puppetry, machinery and alchemy.
Weapons, blood, fights, an elite squad, politics, military, etc.
Both of them are animes with some action, focusing in a group of "elite" soldiers and their missions, but going deeper along with the anime's progress. In the end, their acts ultimately leading to political decisions that may change the whole world.
Cyberpunk, androids, cyberbrains, cyborgs, all that cool sci-fi stuff and the series shows how it mixes with the society in the future. Both originate from manga by the same author, though Ghost in the Shell focuses more on the philosophical part while Pandora focuses more on the relationship (and some fanservice) side.
"Do androids dream of electric sheep" - such is the theme for both of these series, the question of how close the articifical inteligence can be to humans. Both anime have cast which is a mix of humans and IA working for a certain agency someday in a more technologically advanced future and portrays solving cases for said agency and interactions between those characters. If you enjoyed Plastic Memories, you should give Ghost in the Shell try. The other way around it's not that sure though, as Ghost in the Shell is meant for older audience so its fans might not enjoy Plastic Memories that much. read more
Beyond the obvious visual cyberpunk stylings which link these two series, they have a lot of common ground in the questions of identity and humanity in an age of cybernetics which is mixed with exciting action.
Both HeatGuy J and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is set in futuristic cities full of advanced technology and how this affects the people who live there. They also have many similarities in terms of animation, with both featuring an integration CG and 2D animation quite often. Both feature disconnected stories of crime and corruption and the people whose job it is to do something about it.
I will not go as far as to say Ryoko's Case file was on the same level as GITS, but it definitely had the same "Japanese politics" feeling when you watch it. On top of that, both are action-packed conspiracy series, with Case file tending more towards supernatural and pulp SF whereas GITS is pure hardcore cyberpunk SF (that even inspired the Wachowski Brothers into making the Matrix)
The ethics of cybernetics and the boundaries of the human mind are themes that are explored in both franchises. Corporate or governmental conspiracies related to the usage of futuristic technologies are a major themes in both series. Cyberbrains (GitS) or data chip implants (Quantum), if you like a good mix of SF with action, you'll enjoy both series. Note that .hack is a much light-hearted version compared to Stand Alone Complex, which is for the more hardened viewers.
Grundress is the "proof of concept" or, "the making of..." movie for GitS and Dominion Tank Police. With several similar plot lines, characters, themes (and some voice actors), Gundress lacks development in all of these areas. 4/10 only die-hard GitS or Masamune Shirow fans may actually enjoy this.
If you like hackers and crackers doing their thing, then these two anime might provide you with some entertainment. While BPS is a 15 episode comedy series, GITS deals in more serious terms of cybercrime
I could describe Pumpkin Scissors as a pre-cybernetic version of Ghost in the Shell. Both tell a story of a special team which investigates conspiracies and wrong-doings of the military and the goverment and add some social commentary to the mix. The compositions of the teams are also quite similar. Pumpkin Scissors has somewhat more relaxed and silly feeling (more comedy) to it than GitS, so it can serve as a lighter option to it.
The Ghost in the Shell series, specifically the 'Stand Alone Complex', and Denno Coil feature worlds where the internet has been heavily integrated into society. Each anime shares this feature; however, both take drastically different perspectives. Ghost in the Shell is what some would call a 'hard' science fiction, whereas, under the same scrutiny, Denno Coil would be considered a 'soft' science fiction. I think the adjectives 'hard' and 'soft' to a lot to describe the differences between the anime in terms of art, sound, story, and animation. For example, Ghost in the Shell takes the perspective of agents of the government who have cybernetic implants which they use to kill the bad guys. Denno Coil takes the perspective of children who frequently play games, and solve puzzles. In both cases connecting to the network causes an entire meta-world to open up for the characters to explore. People who enjoyed either of these anime should be able to find some enjoyment in the other for the above mentioned reasons. read more
Like Rebuild of Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is a 21st-century reimagining of a classic 90's sci-fi anime, set in an alternate continuity. Whereas Evangelion made the transition from a TV series to feature-length films, GitS does the opposite. The results of both are uniquely satisfying and provide a memorable experience apart from their original source material.