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Countdown to the End of the World/Galaxy: ghostlightning’s 30 Favorite Anime of All Time (The Top Ten)

[Ranks 30-21] [Ranks 20-11] It takes a view of the whole list to characterize myself as a fan of anime. An observant reader pointed out that ranks 27-17 is an uninterrupted streak of robot anime. The relative absence of which … Continue reading

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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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