RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 146,310
Posts: 5,765,492
Members: 25,925
Currently online: 402
Newest member: Thebes News

TrekToday headlines

San Diego Comic-Con Guide
By: T'Bonz on Jul 1

Nimoy Memories From Friends and Family
By: T'Bonz on Jul 1

Stewart: It’s in My Genes
By: T'Bonz on Jun 30

Star Trek Beyond
By: T'Bonz on Jun 30

Trek-themed Car Accessories
By: T'Bonz on Jun 29

First Three 2016 Trek Novel Details
By: T'Bonz on Jun 29

Spock Documentary Close To Funding Goal
By: T'Bonz on Jun 29

Retro Review: Heroes and Demons
By: Michelle on Jun 27

Spock Die Cut Mouse Pad
By: T'Bonz on Jun 26

Trek Actors Get A Raise
By: T'Bonz on Jun 26


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy All your nerd stuff goes here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 17 2013, 01:00 AM   #1
RAMA
Vice Admiral
 
RAMA's Avatar
 
Location: NJ, USA
Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

New GITS! One of the handful of anime titles that make the genre worthwhile.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...OYst9X685xH.01

The website confirms the staff information, and announces that a "Ghost in the Shell Arise Production Presentation" will be streamed live worldwide on February 12 at 9:00 p.m. in Japan (7:00 a.m. EST) on Niconico, Bandai Channel, and YouTube. The event itself will be held at the nicofarre event hall in Tokyo.

The original movie is one of the few to "get it right". Far ahead of it's time asking philosophical questions about the merging of data and consciousness, as well as the coming merging of the physical machine-human. The original movie left this question open ended for us to ruminate over, as opposed to most visual scifi, which chooses to judge and tell you some things shouldn't be known, and if we find out, it's always bad.

Edit: It's been to my eternal consternation that GITS came out the same year The Lion King was nominated for best picture, when GITS clearly blew it out of the water on every level including style and animation itself.
__________________
LONG LIVE THE FIGHTERS!

Last edited by RAMA; January 17 2013 at 01:10 AM.
RAMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 02:41 AM   #2
lennier1
Rear Admiral
 
lennier1's Avatar
 
Location: Germany
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

Looks like yet another alternate universe.
Well, after the abysmal second movie universe flick, that's probably for the better.
__________________
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
lennier1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 03:27 AM   #3
zakkrusz
Rear Admiral
 
zakkrusz's Avatar
 
Location: United States
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

Kenji Kamiyama and Yoko Kanno are not seemingly involved which is a disappointment. I will of course give it a shot but I'd rather get another season of Stand Alone Complex personally, unless that's what this is?

If you're looking for an intelligent sci-fi cop show right now though, I highly suggest Psycho-Pass. So far I'm digging it.
__________________
"There are few wars between good and evil; most are between one good and another good."
—Yang Wen-li-Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Last edited by zakkrusz; January 17 2013 at 03:44 AM.
zakkrusz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 03:38 AM   #4
Hound of UIster
Rear Admiral
 
Hound of UIster's Avatar
 
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

zakkrusz wrote: View Post
Kenji Kamiyama and Yoko Kanno are not seemingly involved which is a disappointment. I will of course give it a shot but I'd rather get another season of Stand Alone Complex personally.
Kamiyama is the dealbreaker since he directed and wrote almost all of the two seasons.

If it's an AU I guess they can cast another voice actress to replace McGlynn for the dub.
Hound of UIster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 03:46 AM   #5
zakkrusz
Rear Admiral
 
zakkrusz's Avatar
 
Location: United States
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

Well, at least the Major looks like she wears more clothes in this version...whether that's a good or bad thing I leave it up to you all...
__________________
"There are few wars between good and evil; most are between one good and another good."
—Yang Wen-li-Legend of the Galactic Heroes
zakkrusz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 03:50 AM   #6
C.E. Evans
Vice Admiral
 
C.E. Evans's Avatar
 
Location: Ferguson, Missouri, USA
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

Yeah, it really looks like a reboot going by the new version of Motoko shown--the character design is closer to the one in the original movie, but somewhat softer and younger, IMO.

Then again, maybe it's a prequel to the original movie?
__________________
"Don't sweat the small stuff--it makes you small-minded..."
C.E. Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 03:59 AM   #7
zakkrusz
Rear Admiral
 
zakkrusz's Avatar
 
Location: United States
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

Well, we also know that in the GITS universe several Section 9 members including Motoko can just swap out bodies like used cars too, so it could even be a sequel. We just don't have the info to tell yet.
__________________
"There are few wars between good and evil; most are between one good and another good."
—Yang Wen-li-Legend of the Galactic Heroes
zakkrusz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 04:02 AM   #8
Pilot Ace
Captain
 
Location: Arizona, USA
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

zakkrusz wrote: View Post
Kenji Kamiyama and Yoko Kanno are not seemingly involved which is a disappointment.
I was super excited about a new GITS series until I saw these two details. Without those two, I don't think the chances of this working for me are good.

In contrast to the OP, I hate the GITS movie--it's so terribly paced, though I agree the philosophy is good, it just doesn't have a well-written story to hang itself on. It's SAC and 2nd GIG that are really firing on all cylinders, IMO.
Pilot Ace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 04:18 AM   #9
zakkrusz
Rear Admiral
 
zakkrusz's Avatar
 
Location: United States
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

I prefer the Stand Alone Complex version myself as well. I don't dislike the film-verse, it's okay, but I do think the concept was done better as a television show where the characters were better explored, yet it still retained the philosophical and psychological depth.
__________________
"There are few wars between good and evil; most are between one good and another good."
—Yang Wen-li-Legend of the Galactic Heroes
zakkrusz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 04:26 AM   #10
Set Harth
Rear Admiral
 
Set Harth's Avatar
 
Location: Angmar
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

I want to squee, but I also want to find out more details and see how this turns out.
__________________
Just walk away, and there will be an end to the horror.
Set Harth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 05:02 AM   #11
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

Hound of UIster wrote: View Post
If it's an AU I guess they can cast another voice actress to replace McGlynn for the dub.
Why not just keep McGlynn? She's already played Kusanagi in both the movie (sequel) and TV continuities, as did the original Japanese actress Atsuko Tanaka. So why not continue to use her for a third continuity?
__________________
Written Worlds -- Christopher L. Bennett's blog and webpage
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 04:37 PM   #12
ManOnTheWave
Vice Admiral
 
ManOnTheWave's Avatar
 
Location: In My Lair, Cretin.
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

I am tentatively excited. GITS was a fascinating movie, and a great TV series.
__________________
"El Diablo Robotico... Why?"
ManOnTheWave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 07:04 PM   #13
The Laughing Vulcan
Admiral
 
The Laughing Vulcan's Avatar
 
Location: At The Laughing Vulcan's party...
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

Kanedaaaa!

Just putting that out there.
__________________
"Don't try to live so wise. Don't cry 'cause you're so right.
Don't dry with fakes or fears, 'Cause you will hate yourself in the end."

Anime @ MyReviewer
The Laughing Vulcan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 07:33 PM   #14
RAMA
Vice Admiral
 
RAMA's Avatar
 
Location: NJ, USA
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

Well, as with anything, just need to watch it and see :-)
__________________
LONG LIVE THE FIGHTERS!
RAMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2013, 08:43 PM   #15
zakkrusz
Rear Admiral
 
zakkrusz's Avatar
 
Location: United States
Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

The Laughing Vulcan wrote: View Post
Kanedaaaa!

Just putting that out there.
Wrong iconic Japanese animated movie.
__________________
"There are few wars between good and evil; most are between one good and another good."
—Yang Wen-li-Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Last edited by zakkrusz; January 17 2013 at 09:19 PM.
zakkrusz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.