Expanding on my experience – Ghost in the Shell and Anime


Gosh, i’ve watched a lot of anime these past few weeks, and given some time to digest and reflect on Ghost in the Shell and its place within the medium i’ve expanded on some points i noted in the first post.


Firstly, i wanted to build on my highlight of the question of what it means to be human? and what it is life?, which was a strong theme in Ghost in the Shell. When thinking about how this film appears in the context of Japan, i made a connection between the prevalence of technology in the film and the rapid westernisation of japan. This connection for me represents how quickly the Japanese had to adapt following their contact with the western world, e.g. the introduction of guns. I think this event is pretty significant in the way the Japanese view innovation and technological advancement, and i can see this…

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