What is exactly about the second season of this show that people didn't like it?
I really admire 2nd GIG for just how ridiculously tight an operation it is. Everything, absolutely everything is connected.
In other news, I just listened to Inner Universe and I now have the urge to rewatch the entirety of Stand Alone Complex. Why can't we have more shows like SAC?
>What is exactly about the second season of this show that people didn't like it?
Season 1 was aided by Shirow Masamune, so it resembled the original manga.
Season 2 was aided by Mamoru Oshii, so it resembled the first GitS film.
Neither is worse than the other. But people watching season 2 expecting a Shirow Masamune anime rather than a Mamoru Oshii anime, got disappointed.
>it's a totally kenji kamiyama anime.
I am just stating facts. Shirow was involved with contributing ideas in the first season. Oshii in the 2nd. This isn't conjecture or speculation, this is what actually happened.
ARE YOU ALL READY FOR THE LIVE MOVIE TO STAIN THE FRANCHISE
/a/ seems to like it plenty. Personally I liked it fine, too. Wasn't it Arise people didn't really like, because it didn't bring anything new to the table?
I'm ready to pretend that a Hollywood movie does not exist.
>Movie started as an alleged readaption of the manga
>Now after a dozen rewrites and new writers it's a SAC adaption where Section 9 is a stereotypical corporate enforcer unit rather than a shadowy government blackops unit
For First Season:
>Yes, Shirow-san came up with plots for several episodes in the series that we used. He designed and named Tachikoma, which is the equivalent of Fuchikoma in the original Manga. Also, he gave us several sketches of characters and mechanical designs.
For 2nd gig
>For this second season, Innocence-famed director Mamoru Oshii contributed with his ideas to the concept of the entire series right from the initial planning stages.
I just don't think Hollywood understands the tone of the series (SAC) or the Manga. GITS will suffer the same fate as most comic/cartoon adaptions.
So at best it will be a light hearted action flick with snarky dialogue between characters and at worst it will be a Michael Bay type movie without any substance.
Either way it won't be good.
It has one key flaw.
The entirety of the 2nd gig is about the villain using a backlash against immigrants to gain power. The whole season is a commentary on Japanese xenophobia and not blaming other peoples and countries for your problems.
And who does it turn out has been backing and controlling the villain the whole time? The goddamn CIA. In fact there is a strong undercurrent of anti-Americanism (disguised as anti-Imperialism) running throughout the whole of SAC. Its common for the audience to miss the point of a work, its truly rare for the creators to miss their own.
Holy crap. I totally forgot they were gonna fuck with the classic designs...
Also, I bet it's gonna be set in the US, because Western audiences wouldn't be able to relate if it was Japan. I wonder if they even acknowledge the whole United States, American Empire, Russo-American Alliance thing.
>starring as Batou
Is this even real life
Ignoring the current cast, if you got to choose who would you want to play The Major and Batou?
I don't know about the Major but for Batou.
>And who does it turn out has been backing and controlling the villain the whole time? The goddamn CIA. In fact there is a strong undercurrent of anti-Americanism (disguised as anti-Imperialism) running throughout the whole of SAC
Then again, we have Americans in GATE threads complaining that America had been left out, that America SHOULD just conquer Japan and take over if Japan doesn't hand over the Gate. So it seems at least SOME Americans in real life genuinely think of themselves as being in an Empire, and see nothing wrong with WANTING their nation to pillage and steal in a TV show.