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Apr 21, 2015 6:42 PM

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Hah Batou got turned down
 
Jun 14, 2015 1:23 AM

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Absolutely stunning episode. This might have actually been one of the best episodes so far, since it pictures extremely well the entire Ghost vs. Shell concept.

Major's philosophy about watching movies is just perfect.
 
Jul 8, 2015 8:31 AM

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shitty episode is shitty

I'm gonna give this one more episode
 
Jul 8, 2015 9:57 AM

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Please don't.
 
Aug 31, 2015 4:39 PM
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Pretty enjoyable episode, Tachikoma was cute to watch.

I'm assuming the person watching Tachikoma and the girl was the mother. What confuses me is how da fuq did she get to the cemetery at the same time as Tachikoma.

Last few episodes have been more philosophical and I don't much mind they are still enjoyable as it gives more life to the characters and setting.
 
Feb 12, 2016 10:39 AM

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Unnecessary episode, could have been an OVA or an extra episode.
Bad Episode.
 
Mar 12, 2016 12:32 PM

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At first I thought this would be just an episode of the Tachikoma driving around town. Wonder what movie it was, I found it a bit harsh how the Mayor denied Batou's invitation in the end :P
 
Apr 17, 2016 6:01 PM

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I think the entire event was a 'dream' the tank was having. Remember that young girl watching over Tachikoma looked a lot like Major. Plus the way people just seemed to embrace the fact a tank was walking down the street. Now it is the 'future' but still...odd.

Hey, it was still a great ep. But then I like everything. Cheers.
 
Apr 18, 2016 11:26 AM

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It wasn't a dream, the Major was using a younger puppet body to observe the Tachikoma. Also the second half of the episode was the rest of the characters dealing with an object the Tachikoma picked up on its trip.

And the Tachikoma's shape isn't inherently military, there are civillian robots with similar body types, the Tachikoma was first mistaken for a pet robot, and then made up the story about being a wounded war vet who got placed in that body as a quick fix.
 
Apr 18, 2016 6:09 PM

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TopgunUK said:
It wasn't a dream, the Major was using a younger puppet body to observe the Tachikoma. Also the second half of the episode was the rest of the characters dealing with an object the Tachikoma picked up on its trip.

And the Tachikoma's shape isn't inherently military, there are civillian robots with similar body types, the Tachikoma was first mistaken for a pet robot, and then made up the story about being a wounded war vet who got placed in that body as a quick fix.


Ah okay then.

Thanks!!! :)
 
Apr 20, 2016 10:10 PM

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This episode featured the third J.D. Salinger reference of the series--very curious to see how that ultimately pans out and if there's any significance to it.
 
May 21, 2016 9:31 AM

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Haha great ep, encompassed all the good qualities of the show into one ep.

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Jun 13, 2016 10:45 PM

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Oh I thought it would be a break episode, but we got an escapism theme this episode.

I actually really appreciate episodes like this. It gives GitS the little bits of philosophy and things for you to think on.
 
Sep 30, 2016 7:44 AM

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Uhh yeah that meat is a bad choice for your dog.. Because it's 100% dog meat
Tachikoma is so cute xD

This episode just made me wonder, how old is the Major? 20-30ish maybe?
I mean she's obviously too wise for youngter xD
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Jan 10, 2017 2:46 PM

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Not much to say about this episode, apart from that it was great. It explored Makoto's character and her sense of realism. Enjoyed that, and did feel sorry for the director. I think i'd be one of the fools stuck in there forever :P
 
Jan 24, 2017 11:25 PM
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I wonder what that girl tailing was all about?
 
Feb 13, 2017 3:28 PM

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The best part of this episode was probably her conversation with Batou at the end, it said a lot about both of them. Also a part of me kind of wants her to go see a movie with him. ;3
 
Feb 21, 2017 9:41 AM

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The beginning section of the episode was rather entertaining, we NEED more Tachikomas. And the part when the major cries really hit me, because up until now, she has never shed a tear.
However, what really caught my attention was the poster, "GoSeeBananaFish"

Fun Fact- Banana Fish is an actual manga, about a young man trying to take down a drug ring and the eponymous drug 'Banana Fish'.
ONWARDS! Away from homework and on to more anime!!!
 
Apr 13, 2017 9:11 AM
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Great episode, too bad most people don't like it because it has no action and actually wants you to use your brain.
I wonder what was that movie. Tachikoma mentioned something among the lines of people remembering their life before they die, and Major said something about people's dreams. I guess this movie shows your dreams coming true or something like that and every viewer sees his own version of movie.
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Apr 19, 2017 6:19 AM

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Pretty boring episode.
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Aug 20, 2017 10:02 PM

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Major in loli version :33
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Oct 3, 2017 12:44 AM
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lol !, I did not expect him to change his voice and I would create that story haha
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Dec 1, 2017 7:32 AM

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Noxana said:

Major's philosophy about watching movies is just perfect.


This is what i thought.
She nails it perfectly. Movies should be good and all, but they shouldn't suck you into another reality forever.
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Dec 20, 2017 4:53 PM

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Pretty brutal episode to sit through and knowing it was a stand alone, my first thought was "Oh no." Last couple of episodes have been such a downer. I want more Laughing Man!!
 
Mar 15, 2018 11:44 AM
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The first half if this episode is good and the second half of this episode is good. The problem is, they don't mix. It feels unbalanced. I feel like it should've been just the Tachikoma and the girl throughout the entire episode.
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:41 AM
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Didn't like the first half but the second half was really good.
 
May 10, 2018 4:42 PM

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Salinger again, love it. not only the goldfish story, but also that poster "GoSeeBananafish" - i'm sure it's a reference to "A perfect day for bananafish", a short story of his.
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Dec 12, 2018 9:42 AM

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I liked how the theme of the episode was portrayed by two different stories.

Also interesting converastion at the end.
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

 
Jan 30, 9:28 AM

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The perfect movie doesn't exi--
 
Apr 10, 1:28 AM
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Motoko's tears are the rarest ones you'll ever see in anime.
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