Why I Love: Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex

So i spent a lot of time in march catching up with Ghost In The Shell stuff and one of the things really stood out and that was Stand Alone Complex. I love stand alone complex to me it was amazing and it expanded on everything that the original movie did. To me what i love most about stand alone complex is how it explores section 9 and how it explores the characters of section 9. We finally get to see bits of backstory of these characters and i love how we get more of the character from the major which i really love also i really love how the major looks in section 9.

Both of the seasons really explores complex subjects but i loved how the 2nd season explored refugees, suicide bombers and how they follow one person to change the world, its very interesting to watch part of this world. Also i loved the laughing man in the first season he was a great villain but also complex and makes you think is he really a villain? the villains of the 2nd season are also very interesting but the backstory of the villains in ghost in the shell are some of the most interesting things in stand alone complex.

The music in stand alone complex gives it this epic feel but a feel from the original movie and something i enjoy i even love listening to the music when i am not watching the anime. The music just fits perfectly like with the last 5 episodes of season one which are some of the best episodes i have watched and with the music it just gives this feel of perfection.

The movie The Solid State Society gives it this ending which fits perfectly and works with the major not part of section 9 but she is off doing her own thing which was interesting and i love how they bring back a certain famous Ghost In The Shell character. The movie ending gives stand alone complex the perfect ending.

Overall stand alone complex is the best ghost in the shell anime i have watched and over the last month or so i have watched a lot of Ghost In The Shell anime. I love how it’s a deep anime and explores a lot of themes from the movie but explores newer themes like the internet and such but it develops this characters and we learn even more about these characters which i think i love the most. Stand Alone Complex is now in my top 10 anime of all time.

A Silent Voice – A Redemption Of A Bully

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I did a video on A Silent Voice (you can check it out here) but I wanted to write some things about it.

A Silent Voice is an amazing anime movie, it is a really great adaption of the manga which I read a year before the movie came out and thought they nailed that. This movie stayed true to the themes of bullying and seeing the character go from the bully and to get redemption for his past. And seeing him as the bully is an important part of the story and seeing this guy bully this deaf girl is hard. it gives you all these feeling but the scenes where she punches the girl is hard to watch.

This movie looks great on the big screen from the colors used in the art which gives it a look like the manga and it just works. with the animation, it makes it feel special and something beautiful on the screen. The characters look great on screen Shoko Nishimiya one of the main characters looks beautiful and adorable in anime form but all the characters look great. The other main character Shoya Ishida also looks good the screen and because he is the focus of the movie he really shines.

A Silent Voice is very special and I loved how they kept in things from the manga like the x’s on faces. They had to cut some stuff because you can’t put everything in one movie and I was okay with the stuff they cut.

Overall this was an amazing anime movie and I loved every bit of it. I am looking forward to watching it again whenever that is but I just think they nailed this adaptation with it looking beautiful in anime form. This was an amazing adaption and it makes you feel all the things, the characters make you feel and it left me with tears in my eyes.

A Silent Voice Is A Beautiful And Heartbreaking Anime Movie

I watched A Silent Voice the other night so i did a video talking about the anime and my experience watching it. My thoughts on it and comparing it the manga and why i think it’s one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking animes.

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Ghost In The Shell (2017) – Thoughts/First Impressions

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I love Ghost In The Shell anime move, stand alone complex these 2 things to me are some of the perfect anime out there. so when I knew there was a live action movie I hoped for the best but after the 2nd trailer, i knew this was going to be bad. Only then I hoped for it to be better than dragon ball evolution. So after seeing I can say it was bad, boring and was missing what I loved about ghost in the shell when it touched on the deep subjects and really explored the darker themes of Ghost In The Shell. This movie had none of these but what I will say the best thing about the live action movie was the visuals they were amazing, 10/10 stuff but everything else was just bad.

being a hardcore ghost in the shell fan I knew there was no way they would get it right from the story to the change they would make and I didn’t like the changes they made. I was hoping for some fun action scenes but even the action scenes were bland. the scenes they recreated from the anime were cool but nothing special. at end of the day it was an average movie that could have been amazing at least it was better than dragon ball evolution, I hope we never get a movie like that again but for me, ghost in the shell deserves better.

If you are reading this and have never watched ghost in the shell then you will like this movie because if it didn’t have the name ghost in the shell then I could see it being a cool sci-fi movie because there is an amazing movie here just has a bunch of bullshit in it. Also, i think the major was miscast with Scarjo I don’t think she was right and that name change I hated that shit. if I couldn’t get into the major that was a big reason why I found this movie boring. But not all actors were bad just the characters were not that interesting in the movie compared how they were interesting in the anime.

Watch the ghost in the shell anime movies because they do a better job at telling the story and going in deep with these themes of ghost in the shell and I think it looks cooler in animation. 1995 anime and stand alone complex are the best part of the ghost in the shell universe I don’t know where the future of ghost in the shell is going but I hope there are more anime movies whatever happens to this live action movie. I don’t think we need anime turned into live action movies because there is always going to be problems and you can’t get around these problems but it is Hollywood and they want the money and to fuck with things we love. I just read there the next movie they want to make a live action movie is Akira…..FUCK!!!!!!!

Goodbye Wolverine…

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The wolverine in the x-men movies is always the best thing about the movies. The solo x-men movies have been with hit and miss but with Logan this was the best x-men movie. But with this being Hugh Jackman’s last time as wolverine i just want to write about him as being wolverine.

Hugh Jackman as wolverine was something special with him being an Aussie but wolverine was my fave x-men character from the x-men cartoon. I remember being so excited to see the first x-men movie with my father, seeing it on the big screen and it was good, wolverine stood out straight away and i loved hugh jackman as wolverine he made that role his from the start. By the time 2nd movie rolled around they really focused on wolverine which is a good thing and bad thing. Good thing he was great as wolverine, bad thing its called the x-men not wolverine still a good movie but i was excited for hugh jackman as wolverine. We got to see some special wolverine moments from the comics in the movie. Then came x-men the last stand and this was start of the downfall of the x-men movies but wolverine was still the highlight from a terrible movie.

Finally we get a wolverine solo movie wolverine origins and i was excited for this movie… but was so let down watching this movie it was the worst x-men movie and they fucked up deadpool. Besides that it was just bad you could see hugh jackman was trying his best but it was just a bad movie and i have tried to rewatch this movie but i can’t. Fox tried to reinvent the x-men movies with first class and i will say this is my favorite x-men team movie it was so fun and awesome seeing new characters and new actors as older characters was cool also the wolverine cameo was fun.

The 2nd wolverine movie called the wolverine was alright it was better than origins but still had a lot of problems but was fun aswell and hugh jackman as wolverine was great and might have been his best wolverine yet. Days Of Future past came and once again i didn’t like the direction they were going in but what saved the movie for me was hugh jackman as wolverine he was amazing. I still haven’t seen Apocalypse because of me not being that interested in.

Logan recently came out and it was amazing for me it was a refreshing take on superhero movies and the best wolverine hugh jackman has played, he was brutal, angry and a survivor and this made for one of the best x-men movies but the best wolverine movie in the trilogy. By the end of this movie i had tears in my eyes and i knew that was the last we had seen of hugh jackman as wolverine it was sad but he went out in an epic, a way wolverine should have gone out. I just hope the next x-men just doesn’t bring him back just for the $$$.

Hugh Jackman made that wolverine his and i’m going to miss him in that role, him as wolverine meant a lot i was along for the ride until the very end and to see him say goodbye to the role was something special but also sad. Seeing how long he played wolverine and some people just know hugh jackman as wolverine and that’s something special you couldn’t have asked for a better actor playing wolverine. I just hope they let wolverine rest for a while before we see someone else as wolverine because that would just hurt.

My Anime Story: How i Got Back Into Anime

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Back in the day i was into anime from Evangelion, Ghost In The Shell, Akira, DBZ and Pokemon but then school shit happened and i just lost interest and video games became more important to me. But i still would dip my toe into anime now and then from Studio Ghibli movies, Afro Samurai and some other random anime that would appear on tv or would get hype. When i was getting out of american comics because i was getting bored of the stories i was reading and also comics becoming more expensive and at the same time i got Netflix for the first time. I started off watching Netflix original stuff but then i heard the hype of Attack On Titan (this was when the hype was overboard it was all over my Facebook feed.) So i checked it out and i just kept watching it and i really liked it, then i remember hearing about Death Note and watched that and loved that, then i went onto Psycho Pass and thought that was amazing and then i started to go to places like Crunchyroll and AnimeLab and checked out things like Parasyte and Psycho ass season 2. My interest in anime just grew at the same time i found a store that sold anime and manga and started reading manga and finding stuff i loved in this store. Also i started catching up on Studio Ghibli movies. Also started watching people who talked about anime like Digibro, Super Eyepatch Wolf and others that got me interested in more anime. I dipped my toes into watching anime week 2 week which was interesting by the start of 2017 i realised that’s not how i really like how i watch anime i rather binge watch episodes. While going on this quest that i started to get back into anime i started learning about the studios, directors, cast and behind the scenes stuff.

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The more anime i watched the more i enjoyed the different stories from Death Parade which was such an interesting story about death which i had never seen before to Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure which was bizarre as fuck. But going back and re watching things like Dragon Ball Z, Evangelion and Ghost In The Shell showed me how much i missed anime and how much i loved from the fun over the top characters and fights in DBZ. Or seeing characters dealing with being alone and being depressed while fighting in mechs in Evangelion. Seeing how in depth anime can get interested me the most but also becoming a fan of Japanese culture.

I got to see another anime movie on the big screen, the last time that happened was with the first Pokemon movie with my father but to see Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F and i loved it, was so cool to see DBZ on the big screen and being a fan of this series since i was in school. Tt was an awesome moment And Also around the same time i started checking out anime i didn’t know much about, just to give a shot and my taste in anime grew from things like FLCL (but someone told me to watch that) Space Dandy, Your Lie In April and other stuff. I finally had enough to do a top 10 anime of all time and my anime list really helped.

So why i got back into anime ? i always loved cartoons (Ren And Stimpy, Invader Zim, Regular Show, Bob’s Burger) and i always loved anime so to go back to anime always made sense and the story telling, characters and animation made me love anime more but made me stay with anime this time. I have been back in thee anime loop for about 3 years now, and i have never thought about stop watching it. Also being an adult and with services like Crunchyroll, AnimeLab helps me not to stray away. After being into Comic Books, Video Games, Movies, TV Shows, Manga and Anime – Video Games, Anime and manga are the 3 things that has never bored me.

In 2017 My love for anime has just grown and i plan on watching more anime and watch more people talk about anime on youtube. I might not know everything about anime but i am always willing to learn and why i research a lot of stuff and watch people talk about anime on youtube. I plan to watch more anime this year and catching up with a lot of the older stuff i missed when i was not watching anime or that’s the goal anyway. Trying to stay away from the newer stuff besides the new season of Berserk (yes i know it’s going to be shit) but also going into genres that i haven’t checked out before and watch the darker stuff that i love and slice of life fun stuff. So that’s why i got back into anime.

10 Best Female Characters From Anime

This is my list of the 10 best female characters from anime, i had to think about this list and the most interesting characters made the list.

  1. Reimi Sugimoto (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part  4)
  • So far in the 4 parts of Jojo’s, there haven’t been many stand out female characters but in part 4 one stood out and that was Reimi she was very interesting character from her introduction. She is a ghost from the bang and her relationship to the main bad villain of the series makes her very interesting and her look is so adorable with her pink hair. Also the last scene with her and Kira was amazing but when she leaves was a very touching moment.

  1. Mamimi Samejima (FLCL)
  • Mamimi is character i really like in FLCL from the first scene she is in from seeing her smoke and she is even my youtube picture. She has a history with the main character and his brother and she might like to light fires ? overall she is an interesting character and if she popped up season 2 i wouldn’t mind that.

  1. Olivier Mira Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist brotherhood)
  • There is a lot of great female characters in FMA: Brotherhood but Olivier is the one they stood out to me, i love her relationship with her brother and i love the power she has in the military in this world. But she is a strong badass female also which i love but her look always stands out from the blonde hair to her thick lips. But her personality is cold and kind of love that and that makes her the best character from FMA: Brotherhood for me.

  1. Android 18  (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Android 18 is one of the more interesting characters in dragon ball z with her starting off as villain and becoming a mother and being with krillin. She is also strong and a badass, she just has this look where you get destroyed by her if you did the wrong thing but she has this cute look to her with her blonde hair. With super which i haven’t watched i hope she gets more moments to shine.

  1. Touka (tokyo ghoul)
  • Out of all the female characters from tokyo ghoul Touka is the baddest and she is just a badass she can fuck someone up. She also has this caring side of her with the main character and some of the other characters in the series. While she is training the main character, she has to go to school, works at a cafe also hunts humans when she is angry that makes her a interesting character also i’m only talking about season one of the anime because fuck season 2.

  1. Yuno (Future Diary)
  • Yuno is a fucking psycho and that’s what i love about her, she has this long pink hair with these caring eyes but when she snaps she turns into this psycho. That’s what i love about her character she is badass when she has a weapon in her hands. She is also a complex character when talking about her parents and she has a lot of twists and turns in her story and even though she is stalkerish, she does care about the main character, she loves him but she is fucking insane but that’s why i love this character.

  1. Kaori (Your Lie In April)
  • A character that doesn’t have an happy ending, she is this crazy cute violin player and she just wants the main character to play the piano again. While dealing with all this she starts to get sick and has to deal with a sickness while wanting to see this person play again and at the end she dies and it’s tragic but she is such a great character and moves everything forward with this story.

  1. Casca (Berserk)
  • Casca is such an interesting character, she has layers to her from being beautiful badass warrior to hating guts to falling in love with him to backstory of being saved by griffith and being raped by the person she respected the most in front of the man she loves. She has a tragic story where she just wants happiness. But with her being an interesting character she is also this badass warrior female surrounded by men and but won’t let any men help her fight. but maybe she is even stronger than the men around her. Casca is just one amazing character and why berserk is amazing.

  1. Misato Katsuragi (Evangelion)
  • There is a lot of interesting female characters in evangelion and they have all these issues but for me i have to give it Misato to having issues with the men in her life but also drinks and her place is messy and lives with a penguin. But she also cares about shinji even with his problems but she also looks good in the uniform she wears for nerv.

1.Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost In The Shell)

    • The major is one the best female characters ever in an anime, she was the first female character i saw in anime that mattered, that was important and was a badass with guns. To this  day a character that i still love she is this badass cyborg that has this interesting backstory and how she became a cyborg and fuck the live action movie changing that. The cyberpunk look of the major has always made her standout to me and i hope we get more of her in anime form one way or another. To me she has always been a badass with her guns and has always been awesome but her personality and sexuality is some of the most interesting things about her with her backstory and why i think she is the best female character in anime.

So that is my list of my 10 best female anime characters, it was fun so i might have to do a male one next.