History YMMV / GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex

26th Jan '17 10:37:12 PM Ominae
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** While the concept may be derived from a much older work, it's hard not to see Kenji Kamiyama's choice to use this particular idea for the series in light of the wave of anti-American sentiment sweeping the international community during the mid-Bush years when both seasons were made. Kamiyama seems none too fond of capitalism either. What makes all this particularly [[{{Irony}} ironic]] is that the series was partially funded with American and British money ({{Bandai}} USA and MangaEntertainment, specifically).

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** While the concept may be derived from a much older work, it's hard not to see Kenji Kamiyama's choice to use this particular idea for the series in light of the wave of anti-American sentiment sweeping the international community during the mid-Bush years when both seasons were made. Kamiyama seems none too fond of capitalism either. What makes all this particularly [[{{Irony}} ironic]] is that the series was partially funded with American and British money ({{Bandai}} money, Bandai USA and MangaEntertainment, specifically).
14th Jan '17 2:24:03 PM DocJamore
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** It's hard not to see the similarities between Hideo Kuze and left-wing revolutionaries such as UsefulNotes/CheGuevara (the Major even explicitly compares them at one point), plus the similarities between his vision of the "superstructure" and a socialist utopia. That the second season's other (far less sympathetically portrayed) villain is a right-wing bureaucrat who has a close working relationship with the imperialist [[{{Eagleland}} Americans]] and is jonesing for a return to Japan's Cold War economic golden era is also somewhat eyebrow-raising. America has also been portrayed as an openly imperial power that conducted an openly imperialistic invasion of Mexico in the series. This does tend to fit the usual leftist narrative that describes America as an evil imperialistic capitalist hyper power.

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** It's hard not to see the similarities between Hideo Kuze and left-wing revolutionaries such as UsefulNotes/CheGuevara (the Major even explicitly compares them at one point), plus the similarities between his vision of the "superstructure" and a socialist utopia. That the second season's other (far less sympathetically portrayed) villain is a right-wing bureaucrat who has a close working relationship with the imperialist [[{{Eagleland}} Americans]] and is jonesing for a return to Japan's Cold War economic golden era is also somewhat eyebrow-raising. America has also been portrayed as an openly imperial power that conducted an openly imperialistic invasion of Mexico in the series. This does tend to fit the usual leftist narrative that describes America as an evil imperialistic capitalist hyper super power.
10th Oct '16 10:17:25 AM creader
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* FanNickname: "[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Jabba]] the Home Affairs Minister" - the Minister of Home Affairs, the man Aramaki reports to and a {{Gonk}} among Gonks.



* ShipTease: ANGELS' SHARE features one between the Major and Aramaki. Other episodes tease Major x Batou.
1st Oct '16 4:08:00 PM 43110
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** While no one doubts that Kazundo Ghoda is a complete monster, it is interesting to note that in Solid State Society, he is considered to be in the same category of characters as the protagonists and anti-heroes of the series. Near the end of Solid State Society, Ghoda, along with Batou, Togusa, Aramaki, The Laughing Man, Kuze, and the Major, are all considered to be the few people burning with overwhelming egotistically rightfulness in the world. This is probably due to the fact that many of the philosophical points Ghoda makes are very logical and probably true to a certain extent and his actions, despite being part of a InferioritySuperiorityComplex, is to make what he believes to be the righteous utopia (or dystopia) the world should be (this can be compared to Kuze who also wants to create the utopia that he believes the world should be).
14th Jun '16 8:38:26 PM _____________
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These are a list of relatively suggestive tropes relating to ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' that are not discussed at any point as part of the storyline by the characters.

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4th Jun '16 8:06:40 AM nombretomado
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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Aside from the PS2 and PSP games listed under TheProblemWithLicensedGames, initial impressions to [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/369200 the multiplayer shooter]], ''First Assault Online'', are mostly positive according to user reviews.

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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Aside from the PS2 [=PS2=] and PSP games listed under TheProblemWithLicensedGames, initial impressions to [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/369200 the multiplayer shooter]], ''First Assault Online'', are mostly positive according to user reviews.



* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Mostly averted in both the PS2 and PSP spin-off games. Both games have plenty of character interaction that you'd expect to experience from Section 9's members, and has deeply fleshed out storylines and dialogue that tie neatly into the SAC universe as ''Stand Alone'' episodes. Connections to [[NoodleIncident the Nemuro Landing Operation]] in particular for the PS2 game. The problems are that they're technically mediocre, featuring loose Run-N-Gun controls, difficult platforming, fair graphics (for 2006-era games), cheap AI, and downright horrible music that usually consists of a few boring notes looping every 30 seconds or so. They're faithful to the series' established lore and storylines, but aren't presented in the best fashions.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Mostly averted in both the PS2 [=PS2=] and PSP spin-off games. Both games have plenty of character interaction that you'd expect to experience from Section 9's members, and has deeply fleshed out storylines and dialogue that tie neatly into the SAC universe as ''Stand Alone'' episodes. Connections to [[NoodleIncident the Nemuro Landing Operation]] in particular for the PS2 [=PS2=] game. The problems are that they're technically mediocre, featuring loose Run-N-Gun controls, difficult platforming, fair graphics (for 2006-era games), cheap AI, and downright horrible music that usually consists of a few boring notes looping every 30 seconds or so. They're faithful to the series' established lore and storylines, but aren't presented in the best fashions.
10th May '16 12:11:45 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* HilariousInHindsight: One episode is called [[Music/LadyGaga "POKER FACE"]].
5th May '16 2:57:55 PM RedRoverRedRover
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** Take a good look at [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GitS-Appleseed_Imperial_America_2030.png#/media/File:GitS-Appleseed_Imperial_America_2030.png this map]]. The Russo-American Alliance is basically the Democratic base, plus Arizona. The United States of America encompases several swing states and the American Empire is built on the states which used to form the confederacy.

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** Take a good look at [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GitS-Appleseed_Imperial_America_2030.png#/media/File:GitS-Appleseed_Imperial_America_2030.png this map]]. The Russo-American Alliance is basically the Democratic base, plus Arizona. The United States of America encompases several swing states and the American Empire is built on the states which used to form the confederacy.confederacy and currently the Republican base.
5th May '16 2:57:18 PM RedRoverRedRover
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** Take a good look at [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GitS-Appleseed_Imperial_America_2030.png#/media/File:GitS-Appleseed_Imperial_America_2030.png this map]]. The Russo-American Alliance is basically the Democratic base, plus Arizona. The United States of America encompases several swing states and the American Empire is built on the states which used to form the confederacy.
16th Jan '16 2:13:04 AM Kytseo
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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Aside from the PS2 and PSP games listed under TheProblemWithLicensedGames, initial impressions to [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/369200 the multiplayer shooter]], ''First Assault Online'', are mostly positive according to user reviews.
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