For Years I Hated Ghost in the Shell, Then I Grew Up

Richard Eisenbeis:

Last week, fans rejoiced at the announcement of a new Ghost in the Shell anime set to come out sometime in 2013. So far, information on the new anime is scarce, with little more than rudimentary staff information and a single piece of character art to tide us over. Still, I cheered as loud as anyone else. But I wasn't always what you would call a fan of Ghost in the Shell. Rather, I hated it—hated it with a passion.

I've talked about it at length before, but when I first started out watching anime in the mid 90s, there wasn't exactly a lot available for an anime-starved middle schooler, looking for his next fix. On TV, the only shows I could see were Sailor Moon on USA and the random anime films on Sci-Fi Channel's Saturday Anime. It got a bit better when Toonami first started and we got Voltron—then Robotech and Dragon Ball Z. But beyond that, if you wanted more anime, the video store was where you had to go. In my local Blockbuster we had only two rows of a single small shelf dedicated to anime. But every once in a while, an anime would appear on the new release wall.

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wishingW3L1368d ago (Edited 1367d ago )

I watched some episodes and the first movie back in 2002-2003 and didn't like it, in fact I hated it. Then I gave a chance to the series again in 2012 and now is my #1 favorite anime series ever and Zeta Gundam is #2, just like that.

That Ghost in the Shell in 2013 announcement made me feel like a kid in Christmas but then I saw the art-work and the new Major looks so delicate and weak:

What in the world have they done to the Major? Man I was so used to the old ones:

I hope the new series turns out fine.