Blog post 2: Reflection of experience with Anime


When I first watched Ghost in the shell and wrote my first blog I had no prior knowledge of the cult following and high regard the Anime is held in amongst Anime fans. I thought the film was wonderfully executed and it increased my curiosity towards anime and Japanese culture. I enjoyed the fact that it left a lot to the imagination in regards to the workings of the futuristic world it is set in.

After watching the film and reflecting on what I learned I was intrigued in the similarities I saw between it and The Matrix. I then found a YouTube video that compared the two films. While the plots are relatively different aside from the futuristic world based around machines, I learned that the producers of The Matrix were fans of Ghost in the Shell and were trying to recreate the production of Ghost in the Shell…

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