The Incomparable Mothership #248 May 23, 2015
Ghost in the Shell (Anime 102)

Most Poetic Sledgehammer

Professor Siracusa’s Anime 102 is in session! This week we’re discussing the 1995 anime classic “Ghost in the Shell” and touching on its follow-up TV series, “Stand Alone Complex.” This is a cyberpunky action story about cyborgs and the meaning of life, and it’s full of guns, car chases, ninjas, weird outfits, and exposition.

Listen to this episode (1 hour, 38 minutes)

Show Notes

Spoiler notes; You should see “Ghost in the Shell” before listening. You don’t need to watch all the TV spin-offs, because while we touch on them, there aren’t really any spoilers for the TV series.

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