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May 19, 2010
There are several things I don't appreciate in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

Spoilers included by necessity:

I found it really disappointig that the final solutions to the main mysteries didn't actually have anything to do with the technology of GITS's world like would have expected. Why not explore the chance that, for example, the EXACT replicability of things electronic input/output to brain allows could result in different minds processing the raw thoughts to a same conclusion as the results of human minds being at some level identical? Instead the "copies without original" were explained through memetics, despite the fact that the concept of memes read more
May 19, 2010
Monster (Anime) add (All reviews)
Monster could really have been a good show, but like so many works it tried to put too much stuff in one packet to really deliver anything.

The premise was very interesting, and if compressed into 20-30 episodes could have made a great series. However, it went the another way, putting Tenma through many many sidequests that had nothing to do with the main plot, and the wangst resulting all his encounters had not much to do with his character's development. In classical terms, we would call these 'fillers'.

If these were quickly over their existence would not ruin the overall enjoyment. However, they are treated as read more
May 19, 2010
I've watched this show 2,769 times and still can't make any real sense of it. And I for God's sake like philosophy and science fiction very much.

Its metaphysics are somewhat contradictory, and some things are never explained in any way, and any theory I'm able to form about all this show presents leaves something out.

Its important characters are all shallow and don't show any kind of appropriate/understandable emotional reactions. This is by no means the number one show I'd recommend if you wanted to think about the effects modern technology has on people's lives.

I figure this is after all its ultimate goal: to illustrate read more
May 19, 2010
One Piece... is just one decades long shonen battling series among others. Who likes what best and others not that much is a matter of opinion but saying that One Piece somehow objectively shines above all others is just masqueraded fanboyism.

Story? It is stupid IMHO. The main hero Luffy just one day decides without any real reason that he's gonna become the KING OF PIRATES and be the person to find the mythical treasure One Piece that countless others have tried in the past and present. Yes he has a special power, but so do many others and I'm sure he couldn't be fully unaware read more