Two weeks ago we talked about the main characters of Re:ZERO: entitled teenager Subaru, noble magic-user Emilia and submissive, self-sacrificing Rem. This week we go in the opposite direction as possible to talk about the manga and anime versions of cyborg military professional Motoko Kusanagi in the Ghost in the Shell franchise with special guests Valerie Complex and Brian Ruh!
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SPOILERS: for the entire franchise of Ghost in the Shell
00:00 Intro: What has been your experience with Ghost in the Shell?
06:22 The manga, and manga artist Shirow’s other work
10:48 Different versions of Ghost in the Shell and Motoko
23:29 Motoko’s sexuality
30:24 Motoko’s body and clothing
37:30 Differences in Ghost in the Shell: Arise
45:50 How could Hollywood have adapted Ghost in the Shell?
Valerie’s Rotten Tomatoes page
Brian’s book Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii
Claire Napier’s series “The Major’s Body” (part 1)
Brian’s post “Who is the real Motoko Kusanagi?”
Valerie’s review of the remake preview
Recorded Saturday 18th March 2017
Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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