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Jul 17, 2008 3:34 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Damn, I was so sure that the sniper would miss or Batou would warn the Major in time...I wonder how the Major is going to come back (because of course she has to).

Also, I thought the tachikomas were annoying, but I was genuinely saddened to see them blown apart like that!
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Sep 8, 2008 6:50 AM

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Tachikoma ;___;
That probably wasn't the real major. Notice how the camera looks at her left arm, no watch :3
 
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Oct 22, 2008 2:34 AM

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Yeah, Tachikomas' are gone. I'll miss 'em.
It wasn't hard to guess that it wasn't Major. The watch...
 
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Apr 23, 2009 7:19 AM

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Exactly, i figured it out because of the watch, anyway, i guess Batou isn't the third on command for free, I totally freaked out when that armored suit blowed up him on Kusanagi's place, then realized that he just stole that guy's eyes. That was just fucking amazing.

Poor tachikomas ):

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#5
Jul 5, 2009 1:25 AM
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That was an amazing episode.

Batou was badass.
The tachikomas' sacrifice was touching. ;_;
 
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Jul 8, 2009 3:58 AM

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Wow ... Tachikoma's are now gone and it seems the major is as well, but I wasn't sure if Batou and the major were really like that. It's going to be interesting seeing how they finish the first season off.
 
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Aug 22, 2009 7:00 PM

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damn i feel sorry for the Tachikomas. I like the intimate scene between the Major and Batou, did they do it?... that wasnt the real major at the end though(no watch)
 
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Sep 24, 2009 3:34 PM
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Yeah, I saw the watch and thought the same. Then again Batou's reaction kinda make me thing otherwise.

This episode had me in awe. The whole Tachikoma thing was "emotional" and along with that the Batou and Major scene was interesting. I like how Batou broke from calling her Major..they've grown a bond between eachother

The eye hacking scene cemented Batou's place as a badass and my 2nd fav character
 
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Nov 20, 2009 8:26 AM

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Amazing episode. I'm glad the Tachikoma's got there in time to help even though they didn't do as much as I thought they would. I actually felt like tearing up when they sacrificed themselves to save Batou.
Now I just have to wait to see what will unfold next with Batou and the major.
 
Dec 17, 2009 11:09 AM

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Wonder what the "fake" major mouthed though?
Another point is that Batou called her "Motoko", not "Major". That may point to something...
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Apr 3, 2010 6:40 PM

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Tachkoma!!!!!!!!!!! Oh well. It was very touching to see them sacrifice themselves.
 
May 6, 2010 1:45 AM

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oh, no! not the tanks!!!
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Aug 31, 2010 9:51 AM

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Aww, little tachikoma natural gas tear :(
Also, Batou finding the Major's stash scene was priceless.
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Dec 7, 2010 12:21 PM

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Woah, awesome episode! Tachkoma RIP
 
Apr 3, 2011 8:09 PM

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That was so sad seeing the Tachikomas die for Batou. Some good points have been brought up, about the watch, and the fact that Batou called the Major "Motoko".

I wonder if that has anything to do with it, it is really hard to predict what actually happened or what will happen next in this series.
 
May 6, 2011 10:06 AM

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"They were lucky enough to experience death." That's one sentence I can never see myself saying. Gotta love the Tachikomas.

The eye-hacking is getting lame now that everyone is doing it.
 
Jul 16, 2011 7:16 AM

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Oh wow, just as they were about to get away. Didn't expect that ending.
Such junk...
 
Aug 29, 2011 11:27 PM

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Ishikawa planting that bomb on the arcade is just genius.

paybacks a bitch huh???

damn did you see Batou hacking that guys eyes and tricking him to believing he had died??? head shot point blank fucking badass :P

also Tachikoma's :(

thank god they made it in time for helping batou escape. that fucking idiot 2nd mech guy is stupid. i mean isn't arresting Section 9 enough? the fact that they tried to kill him of course they'll fight back. you've got what you deserved dumbass.

also the young girl was actually Mokoto O___O so she's the young girl that had followed the tachikoma who went on the city with Miki. and man seeing Major's underwear in his room and on camera was just delicious :)

and yes i think it's fake as the watch wasn't there. also i think Major is smart enough to think 3 steps ahead.

all in all what a emotional roller coaster. i wonder what the last episode will be??? :D
 
Nov 19, 2011 5:03 PM

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This has got to be the saddest and most depressing episode in GitS. In any case, it was impressing on every level. Even if that wasnt the real Major, that last scene was wow...
 
Feb 11, 2012 4:38 AM

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i take back what i said last episode; THIS episode was depressing...

in all honesty, i actually cried a bit watching the Tachikoma's sacrifice themselves and where Motoko mentions their possible existence of a ghost. this would be my first ever tear-inducing moment towards a machine.
 
Mar 5, 2012 3:01 PM

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Tachikoma ;_;
 
Mar 25, 2012 6:11 AM

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bnaks said:
in all honesty, i actually cried a bit watching the Tachikoma's sacrifice themselves and where Motoko mentions their possible existence of a ghost. this would be my first ever tear-inducing moment towards a machine.

Aye, that was one of few times I was moved that much in anime. Tachikomas seemed like they were going to be annoying, but they weren't. I actually liked them and those shorties, gave some balance to the show I think. And after they were gone... Oh gosh. No... Not NOW! Now that they may have just... Awww... :<
Brilliant though. Now they're legendary, if they lived trough they'd just be talking think-tanks that ask too many questions, and probably wouldn't be thought of that highly. Death served them well. So to speak.
 
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bnaks said:
in all honesty, i actually cried a bit watching the Tachikoma's sacrifice themselves and where Motoko mentions their possible existence of a ghost. this would be my first ever tear-inducing moment towards a machine.



Honestly, I have NEVER cried over the destruction of a robot. But damn that made me tear up. ;A;
TACHIKOMA, YOU ALL WERE SO BRAVE!!
I'm sorry for thinking you all were annoying!

And when I thought the major got shot, my response was, "WHAT HOW NOT POSSIBLE. O.O"
Then it's obviously not her. Probably a dummy or something.

Holy crap. Everyone's getting caught. D:
 
Jun 16, 2012 8:50 PM

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No... the little robot buddies!
 
Jul 17, 2012 6:15 AM

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Man, that episode was depressing as hell. Oh and the Tachikomas. Never forget.
 
Sep 13, 2012 9:50 PM

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oh god, so damn excellent
 
Oct 9, 2012 8:56 AM

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NOOOOO, the Tachikomas!!! And Motoko!! D=

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Oct 24, 2012 7:45 AM

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This is so sad **sob**
 
Dec 22, 2012 4:47 PM

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Those poor Tachikoma :( really good episode! A lot of great action and just a perfect buildup for the final episode of this first season! But damn that ending Motoko :(

Either way Lets see what the last episode has to offer!
 
Dec 23, 2012 9:35 AM

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aero said:
Tachikoma ;___;

That probably wasn't the real major. Notice how the camera looks at her left arm, no watch :3
Figured out she wasn't (cause we're talking about the major here), but well done for catching that guys (sure didn't). Batou still put up a convincing performance.
 
Dec 24, 2012 5:48 AM

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First Tachikomas and then Major? This was the saddest thing posible.

 
Jan 1, 2013 9:32 PM

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"I'm sorry but I had to hack your eyes, pal". Oh God, that line made my day.

Anyways, the episode was great but that ending was pretty brutal. I hope Mikoto will be okay because being beheaded like that sure didn't look good...
 
Jan 1, 2013 10:18 PM

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Well, that was one hell of an unique experience. I definitely enjoyed this series and going to check out the next season. I wouldn't call this finale a masterpiece or anything but I loved the themes of Ghost in the Shell as well as the characters, in particular Motoko Kusanagi and her personality.

8/10 :>
 
Apr 7, 2013 8:17 AM

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A manly tear was shed when the Tachikoma said goodbye. I also think that wasn't the Major because of the watch not being there but man was that an emotional episode.
 
Apr 27, 2013 2:13 AM

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The Tachikomas redeemed themselves.
 
May 1, 2013 3:02 AM
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Oh God
How powerless we are
My brothers and I

One of the most powerful lines in anime to me.

And who thought that emotional climax of the series will be around these little robots? It feels weird to call them 'robots' now by the way... On the side note — it's nice that in the end their personality is backed by unique look of every robot.
 
May 30, 2013 6:52 AM

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I feel sorry for the Tachikoma's T_T
 
Jun 1, 2013 2:36 PM

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tachi :[
 
Jun 25, 2013 9:47 AM

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5/5

Great witch hunt continues, maybe Batou and Ishikawa are the ones who did not fare well, see how many blows remedied, well! Except the Major who loses his head! They really have not had the nerve to check all these details, but I think it will have done some transfer or used the same trick of the forest! The strange thing is the blood, it should not be colored differently? Mah!
Tachikoma poor, they were great! * _ *
 
Oct 3, 2013 6:39 PM

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Pretty depressing episode. This whole second half of this series has been great. I didn't expect anything out of the Tachikoma's but I'm glad I was wrong.
 
Oct 26, 2013 8:22 PM

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DAMMMM rip tachimokas , the ending ;_; , this episode was fking intense
 
Dec 13, 2013 6:31 PM

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Yeah, I saw the watch and thought the same. Then again Batou's reaction kinda make me thing otherwise.

This episode had me in awe. The whole Tachikoma thing was "emotional" and along with that the Batou and Major scene was interesting. I like how Batou broke from calling her Major..they've grown a bond between eachother

The eye hacking scene cemented Batou's place as a badass and my 2nd fav character

Look closely at Motoko's wrist. She ISN'T wearing her watch. What does this hint at...? ;)
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Dec 13, 2013 6:33 PM

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aero said:
Tachikoma ;___;
That probably wasn't the real major. Notice how the camera looks at her left arm, no watch :3

Great observation. There's no way possible she can be dead. Considering GITS logic.
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Dec 31, 2013 8:40 AM

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Noooooo! Not the Tachikoma!!!
That was such a sad sacrifice...

Batou solo rampage was epic. When he hacked the guy eyes, it was brutal.

Lucky Batou : seeing the Major in underwear.
Bad luck Batou : seeing her head blown off a few hours later.

But more seriously, it's impossible for her to be dead. She's the top of the top in term of tactical strategy, she couldn't have died in such a stupid way. She probably transfered her ghost somewhere else. The only thing they have to do now is to give the chip to the media.
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Feb 16, 2014 2:32 AM

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I think I now know why this series is held in so high regard.
 
Mar 30, 2014 12:11 PM

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Well there's no watch.
So, I guess that wasn't the real Major afterall.
Tachikoma's though :(
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Jun 12, 2014 6:21 AM

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Dead and wounded on both sides, the Tachikoma are really the characters that have been in my great admiration.
To stop or break up a group there is the need to cut the head from the head of the body, in this case to put an end to the life of Major, but I think it's just a sham.
Drawings and animations of exceptional quality. The Major of refined tastes and strange.
Who knows what happened in that apartment ...
 
Oct 1, 2014 8:36 PM

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Holy shit o__o
This episode made me want to cry!
Tachikomas went out like badasses, and Motoko got her head blown off... D:

Also, Motoko x Batou... just saying...
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Oct 4, 2014 5:44 PM

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that was intense, poor tachikoma but in the end they were able to fulfill their wishes, to die and to prove they have a soul. after all it's awesome to see how those little thingies were able to evolve their own character and how loyal they are.

 
Nov 27, 2014 12:18 AM

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Tachikomas :'(

Motoko's stash, lmao

And I want to see the commander of the Umibozu, the Prime Minister, and the Secretary General die horrible HORRIBLE deaths. JUST SAYIN
 
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