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Anime Stats
Days: 101.4
Mean Score: 0.00
  • Total Entries489
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  • Episodes5,908
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Princess Tutu
Princess Tutu
9 hours ago
Re-watching 9/38 · Scored -
Arashi no Yoru ni
Arashi no Yoru ni
Today, 4:58 AM
Watching -/1 · Scored -
Yarima Queen
Yarima Queen
Feb 16, 2:19 PM
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Days: 15.3
Mean Score: 10.00
  • Total Entries261
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  • Chapters2,760
  • Volumes223
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2001+5
2001+5
8 hours ago
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Little Forest
Little Forest
8 hours ago
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Shigurui
Shigurui
9 hours ago
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Iconoclast Feb 5, 11:31 PM
This is probably going to be wordy, forgive the length.

I like it but I think as a film it falls behind the first on many levels. It lacks the solid structuring and they just kind of throw a climax at you without proper pacing. I also am not a fan of digipaint and heavy cgi and prefer the hand drawn cel look of the original. The actual frame-by-frame animation is significantly better too, with moments like the spider tank scene where Mitsuo Iso would capture a bunch of actual spiders in glass jars and study their movement intensely over a period just to perfect a few seconds of animation. To this day it's one of the best pieces of animation in the history of the medium. The level of technical artistry is much higher there. To me stuff like that is what makes anime a great and unique medium in the first place.

The philosophical ideas in both are pretty old hat nowadays. I like that 1's are directly related to what is happening in the story where as innocence as a lot of extra fluff just for the sake of it. The questions of what makes the individual, the nature of memory, the limitations of biology, and technologies use in either the transcendence of those limitations or manipulation of the individual are all directly linked to what is going on between Makoto's internal struggle throughout the entire film and Project 2051's modus operandi, and it handles it perfectly to the end. I also tend to prefer these questions over some of the sillier stuff in innocence like "what's the difference between us and sexbots", "how come we don't weep over dead fish" ect.

Sounds a bit harsher than I intend but the original GiTS is such a tightly crafted, well balanced and technically proficient film that it's hard for me to compare much of anything to it favorably.
emilscherbe Feb 5, 10:31 AM
I think I'll start reading it tonight or tomorrow. I already know I'll enjoy it (you're recommendation really sold it to me). And if it has any characters like Yoshii then I'm guaranteed to love it (but no one will ever beat Yoshii for me because I love him too much).
AshitaNoJonas Feb 5, 8:45 AM
Thx ;)