Shout Out Anime And Manga Discussion

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10:51:30 AM May 28th 2015
I've moved the entire Git S: SAC entry to here since it has its own Shout Out page. Anything here that's not there needs to be put on that page and then this can be removed entirely.

  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, if it doesn't have the prize for best Shout Outs, it's in the running for the most. Including, but not limited to: A Tachikoma reading lips 2001-style, HAL9000-like cameras, a photograph-analysis scene lifted from Blade Runner, various affectionate Take Thats to The Matrix, a lampshaded homage to the sniper battle in Full Metal Jacket, The Silence of the Lambs and other psychological horror movies, French and Italian black-and-white movies, Metropolis, J.D. Salinger, Richard Dawkins (one of the Tachikomas makes reference to The Selfish Gene at one point, even gesturing with the book), William Gibson (prosthetic eyes from Zeiss), Flowers for Algernon, Neon Genesis Evangelion as well as numerous others.
    • The show also features various homages/Shout Outs at its own movies. Starting with the Majors attempt to open the tank in episode 2, she also shoots somebody from outside the window with optical camouflage, mirroring one of the earliest scenes in the original movie. Lastly, we have another homage to the second GITS movie Innocence in the movie Solid State Society (which plays after the anime), which mirrors the scene when Batou is mowing down the white puppets while the Major is doing her hacking. Only in this scene, it were white soldiers. Batou even says "Isn't this the way we've always done it?"
    • Not to mention the 2nd Gig episode that was a homage to Taxi Driver.
01:47:47 PM Sep 8th 2011
Question about Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone complex.

Shout out page says there is a reference to Neon Genesis Evangelion. I have reviewed the series but have not seen it. Can we get a source on this?
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