Expanding Horizons

When I watched Ghost in the Shell for the first time in class, I was so drawn to the main story line that I completely forgot to look deeply into its themes that relate to our own world. Nudity was definitely a large issue that was often brought up throughout discussion; however I have decided to look deeply into another issue that seemed to be quite hidden in the background of the main story line.

Political corruption and organised crime were the main themes overlooked in this film. This issue was often displayed in the background of the film. I’ve decided to write this post on a political side of view, especially in relation towards the films post-nuclear war setting that has caused itself to look into Japans organised crime. This was mentioned especially with the uprising of the black market, the war on drugs and on cyber-terrorism, which of…

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