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What does everyone think? Personally, I think it's sad that Kenji Kamiyama (the original director of Stand Alone Complex) confirmed he is not invloved with the project, and Yoko Kanno nor Kenji Kawai are involved with the music. But hey, I'm excited to see what Cornelius brings us. But my biggest sadness like I said is the absense of Kenji Kamiyama--since he worked with Shirow Masamune and Mamoru Oshii (original manga artist and original director of the Ghost in the Shell film, respectively) to write the story of the Stand Alone Complex seasons. So I was concerned some original staff are not working on it, but! Since Kazuchika Kise has been an original animator of the original Ghost in the Shell film, and of the Stand Alone Complex series, I'm pretty excited to see how he is going to use his role of director. And I hope the new writer, Tow Ubukata is going to be good too. But most of all, I just hope Shirow Masamune plays a role in the production like he usually does. But on one of the scanned magazine pages, I DID see his name in the "staff" section--but however I could not read the characters of what the position was! XD
Anyone like Motoko Kusanagi's new look? At first, I wasn't crazy about it, but it's growing on me, and I mean as a crazy obsessive Motoko Kusanagi and Ghost in the Shell fan, I am obligated to cosplay it ;D. But I think Motoko looks much younger than usual, so perhaps a prequel? And sure, she can change prosthetic bodies to make herself look younger too--so maybe it's a sequel or side story to one of the timelines GITS has. But my main predictions are either a prequel or more how "Motoko went into the military and how Section 9 was formed (i.e. how she met Aramaki and stuff) or that it's a side story to one of the timelines.
I'd say overall I'm excited--excited to see what a new director and new writer will make of Shirow Masamune's world, but another part of me does want Kenjiyama or Oshii to return to the GITS world, too. And by the way, the offical press conference for it will be on YouTube at 7:00AM EST and 6:00AM CST! /> (9PM Japan time)--according to sources I read. CANNOT WAIT! />
edit: typos.... XD
This post has been edited by GITS SAC Motoko: 16 January 2013 - 01:14 PM