This cyperpunk anime ought to be in the memory of every anime loving human/cyborg out there. They might have come across GITS in this vast and infinite net of information.
I was hacked into the GITS universe by the sequel movie Innocence. I’m not a fan of mecha or cyberpunk but this series is an exception.
Today is finally the day I watch the original movie. There are several aspects from the movie which have caught my attention.
I’m amazed why the puppetmaster refutes the suggestion of being an AI when infact section 6 created and he became sentient by learning through the vast web.(contradicting the description of an AI). I widely acknowledge the recurring theme in many scifi/mecha anime out there who question and challenge the concept of an AI or a human.
Another interesting aspect is what does the fusion of humanity and technology aim to achieve in the future? There is no showcase that the cybernetic upgrades resulting in superhuman abilities have made life any better. It’s ironic how the sentient nonhuman (idk what i shall call this puppetmaster) identifies the essence of life which is creation through reproduction, acceptance of death and evolution by merging with Kusanagi.
We find that the puppetmaster’s goal is achieved when Batou asks Kusanagi who is in the child like cyborg body, that if the Major is still present in her. Clearly she denies it, saying its neither but a combination of both. I’m in awe at the symbolism here that Kusanagi’s new physical form is a child and not an adult, perhaps alluding to the result of reproduction.
Coming to the soundtrack, Kenji Kawaii’s symphonies has cast me away into the depths of the vast net. The music perfectly sets the mood for introspection and upgrades the bleakness onto a whole new level.
I just cannot say enough about this movie.