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Robot Sapience: Individuality in the Time of Stand Alone Complex (Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd Gig)

Fully intentional, the 15th episode of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig features the Tachikoma prominently, just as episode 15 of the first season did. While nowhere as evocative as that particular episode, ‘PAT’ takes a melancholic, … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Remembers Love, Gains Sense of Self, and Perhaps, a Ghost in the Shell

While technically incapable of experiencing ‘death’ or being ‘dead’ as a state, the Tachikoma (autonomous AI mini-tanks) do not want their memories erased because it would mean they would ‘forget’ Batou – the human (well, cyborg) who cares for them … Continue reading

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A Meditation on Robots, not mecha, ROBOTS!

[This post will have many references, and no spoilers]. I’ve taken time to pause from my obsession with mecha anime typology (super robot vs. real robot) to consider robots in anime… the non-galactic-busting, turn you into a God or a … Continue reading

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Ghost in the Shell 2.0 We Remember the AWESOME TANK FIGHT

It’s not at all unusual to find articles on animation in the aniblogosphere, from general awesomeness, to eccentricity. I actually find it unusual that it isn’t discussed enough (well, I guess it does in various reviews). As can be read … Continue reading

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Ghost in the Shell 2.0 We Remember Hong Kong

Ghost in the Shell is one of the anime titles that sent me along this otaku path. I haven’t seen it in about 8 years and I didn’t pass on watching the 2.0 update. I won’t dwell on the differences … Continue reading

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