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    Robot or Not?October 17, 2016They're adorable...
    80 Tachikoma and Fuchikoma

    Little cute robots from “Ghost in the Shell.”

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    Robot or Not?July 20, 2015Human brains, mechanical bodies
    15 The Major

    From “Ghost in the Shell,” a human brain in a mechanical body. And what about uploaded brains and bodies?

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    The Incomparable MothershipMay 23, 2015Ghost in the Shell (Anime 102)
    248 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.