History YMMV / GhostInTheShell

4th Apr '17 1:05:26 PM Gregzilla
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* UncannyValley: Both films play with this.
** The original tapped into this with the Major, as she never blinks, and especially with the Puppet Master's male voice coming from a female body. Fans weren't happy when a female voice was used in ''2.0''.
** ''Innocence'' goes even further, with those eerie geisha robots, [[spoiler:Haraway the forensics scientist]], [[spoiler:Kim]] and the [[spoiler:really creepy-looking doll Togusa brings home to his daughter at the end]]. The trope is even {{discussed|Trope}} at one point:
--->It's the uncertainty that perhaps something that appears to be alive actually isn't. On the other hand, it might be the uncertainty that what doesn't appear to be alive actually ''is''.
2nd Apr '17 2:20:40 PM maxwellsilver
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Kenji Kawai's breathtaking score for both films. The climax of ''Innocence'' is practically a ballet.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Kenji Kawai's breathtaking score for both films. The climax of ''Innocence'' is practically a ballet.
7th Dec '16 9:44:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ParanoiaFuel: The possibility of having your ''brain'' hacked. In the second film, we get to see what the result of such hacking looks like from the victim's point of view. [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness It's rather unnerving]].


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* ParanoiaFuel: The possibility of having your ''brain'' hacked. In the second film, we get to see what the result of such hacking looks like from the victim's point of view. [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness It's rather unnerving]].
3rd Nov '16 6:04:30 AM jormis29
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* ParanoiaFuel: The possibility of having your ''brain'' hacked. In the second film, we get to see what the result of such hacking looks like from the victim's point of view. [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness It's rather unnerving]].
3rd Nov '16 6:03:01 AM jormis29
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* AuthorsSavingThrow:
** After months of controversy over the film's casting, the producers finally realized it might be a good idea to have at least one actual Japanese person in the film, and hired Takeshi Kitano to play Aramaki. They followed this up by casting a number of other Japanese actors, like Rila Fukushima.
** [[spoiler: It's since been revealed that Kaori Momoi will be playing Motoko's mother, implying that Motoko may still be Asian in this continuity, albeit inside a Caucasian android body.]]



* BrokenBase: The casting of Creator/ScarlettJohansson as the Major for the Hollywood live-action adaptation earned a lot of accusations on whitewashing while others don't mind about it as long as the story and direction is good.



* InternetBackdraft: Due to Hollywood's [[Film/FistOfTheNorthStar ill]] [[Film/DragonballEvolution reputation]] on adapting anime and manga into the big screen, people remain skeptical on the upcoming live-action adaptation, most especially the casting of Creator/ScarlettJohansson. Several people such as [[https://twitter.com/jontsuei/status/720803388355530753 Jon Tsuei]] and [[https://twitter.com/MingNa/status/720629012180123648 Ming-Na Wen]] were very critical about the casting while others such as [[http://www.indiewire.com/article/max-landis-defends-scarlett-johansson-ghost-in-the-shell-casting-video20160416 Max Landis]] and [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/doc-strange-whitewashing-shell-884385 Hollywood Reporter]] pointed the reasons behind the casting.



* OvershadowedByControversy: The 2016 film adaptation became this due to the {{race lift}}s of several characters from Asian to white.
* ParanoiaFuel: The possibility of having your ''brain'' hacked. In the second film, we get to see what the result of such hacking looks like from the victim's point of view. [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness It's rather unnerving]].



* ValuesDissonance: Towards the upcoming live-action film. In America, there was a ''large'' InternetBackdraft towards having a white person playing an Asian character, especially among fans of the originals and Asian-Americans. In Japan [[http://kotaku.com/the-japanese-internet-reacts-to-scarlet-johansson-in-gh-1771544034 the reaction was a bit more varied.]]



* WTHCastingAgency: When it was [[http://variety.com/2015/film/news/scarlett-johansson-signs-on-to-star-in-dreamworks-ghost-in-the-shell-exclusive-1201320788/ announced]] that Scarlett Johansson will star in the upcoming live-action version of the film; a lot of anime fans are definitely not pleased with this, particularly that the Major will get a RaceLift. It doesn't help that [[http://screencrush.com/ghost-in-the-shell-whitewashing-scarlett-johnasson-vfx/ there were reports about using CGI effects]] to make [[{{Yellowface}} the white actors look Asian]] as several people cited that there are several Asian actresses who could fit the role, such as Creator/RinkoKikuchi.
1st Sep '16 4:27:04 PM FateStayWho
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* DesignatedHero: While she's on the job, the Major is ''not'' a nice lady; at times, she seems to approach being a SociopathicHero. For example, in Section 9's first mission to determine if they would even be approved as an organization, Motoko ends up saving the lives of boys who were working in hellish totalitarian conditions and barely being fed. When they ask if she was here to help them, she told them that they have to make their own lives and not rely on hand-outs. Ouch.

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* DesignatedHero: While In the original manga, while she's on the job, the Major is ''not'' a nice lady; at times, she seems to approach being a SociopathicHero. For example, in Section 9's first mission to determine if they would even be approved as an organization, Motoko ends up saving the lives of boys who were working in hellish totalitarian conditions and barely being fed. When they ask if she was here to help them, she told them that they have to make their own lives and not rely on hand-outs. Ouch.
27th Aug '16 1:40:40 PM stewyworks333
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* ValuesDissonance: Towards the upcoming live-action film. In America, there was a ''large'' InternetBackdraft towards having a white person playing an Asian character, especially among fans of the originals and Asian-Americans. In Japan [[http://kotaku.com/the-japanese-internet-reacts-to-scarlet-johansson-in-gh-1771544034 the reaction was a bit more varied.]]
6th Jul '16 8:10:43 PM mlsmithca
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** [[spoiler: It's since been revealed that Kaori Momoi will be playing Motoko's mother, implying that Motoko may still be Asian in this continuity, albeit inside a Caucasian android body.]] {{YMMV}} as to whether or not that possibility actually makes the situation less tense.

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** [[spoiler: It's since been revealed that Kaori Momoi will be playing Motoko's mother, implying that Motoko may still be Asian in this continuity, albeit inside a Caucasian android body.]] {{YMMV}} as to whether or not that possibility actually makes the situation less tense.
6th Jul '16 7:18:09 AM comicwriter
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: After months of controversy over the film's casting, the producers finally realized it might be a good idea to have at least one actual Japanese person in the film, and hired Takeshi Kitano to play Aramaki. They followed this up by casting a number of other Japanese actors, like Rila Fukushima.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: AuthorsSavingThrow:
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After months of controversy over the film's casting, the producers finally realized it might be a good idea to have at least one actual Japanese person in the film, and hired Takeshi Kitano to play Aramaki. They followed this up by casting a number of other Japanese actors, like Rila Fukushima.Fukushima.
** [[spoiler: It's since been revealed that Kaori Momoi will be playing Motoko's mother, implying that Motoko may still be Asian in this continuity, albeit inside a Caucasian android body.]] {{YMMV}} as to whether or not that possibility actually makes the situation less tense.
4th Jul '16 7:24:54 AM JamesAustin
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: After months of controversy over the film's casting, the producers finally realized it might be a good idea to have at least one actual Japanese person in the film, and hired Takeshi Kitano to play Aramaki. They followed this up by casting a number of other Japanese actor like Rila Fukushima in smaller roles.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: After months of controversy over the film's casting, the producers finally realized it might be a good idea to have at least one actual Japanese person in the film, and hired Takeshi Kitano to play Aramaki. They followed this up by casting a number of other Japanese actor actors, like Rila Fukushima in smaller roles.Fukushima.
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