Heh! Just saw a GitS
trailer while watching TV. Was talking to my wife, though, so didn't get a good look at it...
.... think I heard something like 'shut her off' or 'stop her now' so it might be a robocop thing after all unfortunately. I'm counting on Kuze to make this interesting because otherwise I don't know why they'd include him at all.
Though I'm not gonna comment on what's come out so far in this review as I want to see this film in full before making judgement the white wash issue of having the original character be Japanese woman then have a huge accident and be ported to a white woman's body is hugely troubling but its going to be ten times worse if there not going to play in the whole physiological identity crisis that comes with that and make out that she's perfectly fine with it.
I may be being SUPER GENEROUS HERE but... in the original it's said her body is a popular model based on an actress of something. Maybe that is what they're going for...I still remember the first time I learned about the 'band aids are in pink because they're skin coloured for white people' thing...that girl that asks Scarjo 'what are you' in the original trailer
seems to be dark skinned. I'm crossing my fingers but it might - just might - be a 'commentary' on that whole issue. Maybe even a Lesbian of Color who gets the ball rolling, dare to dream.
Even the original films and the later series are contrasted in that the former are more about internal philosophy and blurring the lines of individual humanity, whereas the Stand Alone Complex series were rather more socio-political and focused less on the psychological aspect of the franchise.
But yeah, I'll say this for now. Government conspiracy is a big part of the series on tv and it's certainly authentic cyberpunk.
Good primers on that one but I'll say this. Another feature of the kawaisa
rules is that young/female/cute characters are especially likely to be drawn in that distinct weird anime way. Gendou looks like an old Asian guy because he is Asian and old guys are drawn more realistically. Asuka OTOH is an anime girl with red hair and blue eyes. Shinji is meant to be both a boring, normal, bland, inoffensive Japanese schoolboy so he's an MC can identify with. So he has blue eyes in the anime...but brown eyes in the manga.
So the nerds of colour's
image of the Major from '95 movie has blue eyes. I expect the Major is meant to be like Shinji. Japanese, if out context if nothing else, but Anime-ness adds in some touches that we percieve as Western.
"You're just turning this into a mixture of gibberish and fan service! That's not the Evangelion I know!" - An Asuka, one of many.