Ghost in the Shell – An Auto-ethnographic Responce


Ghost in the Shell

Ive watched Ghost in the Shell a number of times as a piece of entertainment in my own time, i never really considered the way it made me think and feel as a piece of Asian Media or just media in general. Ive always approached this film as a simple piece of entertainment and ignored the cultural and social significance of the story, characters and setting of the film.

Asian media seems to have a strong connection to the future, and Ghost in the Shell fits that trend for me. (although i do have a thing for sci fi so it could be coincidence) Thats an aspect of anime in general that always attracted me, the way it allows us to travel into these fantastic worlds that would be almost impossible in traditional western media.


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