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Dec 22, 2012 12:08 PM

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Quite a nice episode actually, really like the story in this one! Especially the ending that was altered in his own brain!
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Dec 23, 2012 1:01 PM

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The two personality thing was really interesting. Loved this case. Also that bomb was damn unexpected.

 
Jan 1, 2013 2:39 PM

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Ye, it was a fake memory as the explosion didn't kill them.
 
Mar 25, 2013 10:49 AM
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How the hell did Major survive that explosion??? She must be pretty freakin durable!


Like was said before, it was a fake memory implanted into his brain. It never happened.


Yes but if that was a fake memory, it wouldn't mean that assasination was successful. Because they immediately departed the president guy. The guy wasn't even in the range of explosion. So, that doesn't make sense.
 
May 29, 2013 4:36 PM

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Two thing where totally unexpected in this episode.
1) The moment when you thought that he stabbed the minister then i turns out that Major stopped him.
2) That explosion was so sudden that it scared the shit out of me.

With that said it was an enjoyable episode.
 
May 31, 2013 2:16 PM

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Jun 17, 2013 8:27 AM

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4/5

Episode with a plot that manages to impress and give the pathos in the final episode, narrative back on the tracks of cyberpunk, with a theory not so fanciful. Dialogues fine this time too.
Design which leaves a little to be desired, too bad!
 
Dec 13, 2013 6:16 AM

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GITS has once again impress us with the technology. Memory-mixing...woah. And really liked how effective Section 9 operates. Immediately implanting false memories into the assassin...just great. Somehow reminds me of GetBackers. Jagan (evil eye) by Midou Ban,"Just ippun! ii yume mita?"
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Dec 24, 2013 2:27 PM

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That was a well planed assassination. The Major made a mistake by not totaly restraining him. It could have been a lot worse.

When I saw the knife, I was pretty sure the gun was a lure.
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Feb 11, 2014 6:31 PM

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And another great episode, I really loved this one especially the ending where they were overriding the memories because of the scifi feel it gave off.

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That was a well planed assassination. The Major made a mistake by not totaly restraining him. It could have been a lot worse.

When I saw the knife, I was pretty sure the gun was a lure.
I'm not sure what you mean by 'making a mistake', there was no bomb, that was just a fake memory to make it seem like the assassination actually although in reality it failed.
 
Jun 11, 2014 4:51 AM

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An episode full of exciting twists. Really good plot, narrative that is unconnected with the theme principlae, but investigates another very interesting point of the human ego.
Drawing a little down, but anmazioni and discrete scenarios.
 
Nov 24, 2014 10:00 PM

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LOL, I got fucking punk'd
 
Nov 25, 2014 10:50 PM

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Omg, I was actually startled by the explosion. Thank goodness it was fake. XD

But 'dat flower bomb though
 
Feb 4, 2015 5:01 AM

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Oh wow that was pretty cool. I love how he baited them out with the sniper rifle bullet to make them thing he was doing a long range assassination, I've seen a film which did that too I believe :D
 
Feb 12, 2015 5:03 PM

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Yeah, I was mildly surprised that he reached the minister with the knife, but the explosion freaked me out. That it was part of the implanted memory is the only logical explanation I see, but won't he realize the minister is still alive later? I don't see how that will work.

The addition of the father's memories to Yu's, affecting Yu's personality as a result, is an interesting plot point.

Perhaps these various possibilities that we're being introduced to will come back into play with the future complex episodes?
 
Apr 17, 2015 10:15 AM

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Explosion scared the crap out of me, but that was a pretty crazy assassination plan. ( Johan would have approved it tho )
 
Apr 24, 2015 6:33 PM

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Took me a while to notice that the explosion was the fake memory. I got that they implanted a successful assassination but they never outright claimed it was the blast. Was confused as to how everyone ninja'd themselves away.
 
Mar 13, 2016 9:16 AM

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How did they not die within that explosion? xD
 
Apr 8, 2016 3:32 AM

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That fake memory really threw me for a second. Wondered how they had all survived until they mentioned that.
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Oct 2, 2016 7:30 AM

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Fake memories eh?
But can't they make it more clearer.. I thought the one in the hospital are Batou & Major because of the explosion
Well that was a nice explosion though xD

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Oct 14, 2016 3:59 PM

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Ray_Light said:
Fake memories eh?
But can't they make it more clearer.. I thought the one in the hospital are Batou & Major because of the explosion
Well that was a nice explosion though xD

EXPLOSION!!! -Megumin

Haha yeah, my thoughts exactly. I was kinda worried there for a bit that the explosion hit the Major and Batou. I was relieved to find out the truth.
And yeah, EXPLOSION ^^
 
Jan 10, 2017 5:48 PM

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Another aramaki episode :)

Interestingly, I can see that being an issue in the future; having different selfs confused up in one body. Sad to hear whats happened to the kid, hopefully he wakea up as the son.
 
Apr 19, 2017 2:08 PM

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Hmmm that was unexpected I never thought that he will have another weapon.
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Dec 1, 2017 5:38 PM

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nice episode and nice fake memories there.
What i find odd is that Section 9 lasted so long in figuring it out. It's not like them.
Major as always, saving the day
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May 21, 2018 9:48 AM

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Mostly uninteresting, nice explotion tho.
 
Dec 19, 2018 4:48 PM

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Explosion caught me off guard :O
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

 
Feb 2, 11:11 AM

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I feel like this stand-alone episode fell flat. It tried too much without sufficient explanation as to how the two minds combined. I know this show uses "sci-fi magic" as the reasoning for lots of stuff, but this time my suspension of disbelief was more strained than usual.
 
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