In case you haven’t noticed, I’m kinda sorta into cyberpunk. I mean…
So it’s a given that I’m a huge fan of Kōkaku Kidōtai, known in the States as Ghost in the Shell. Released in 1995, I have no problem saying it was just as groundbreaking as Neuromancer within the cyberpunk genre, as well as anime in general. It pulled a few things from William Gibson, added its own ideas and imagery, and influenced further generations of cyberpunk media.
A while back, I devoted an entire episode of Cyberpunk Librarian to the work, it’s worth checking out if you have the interest.
And this year, it’s coming to IMAX.
COVID be damned. I’ll wear two masks and find a seat twelve feet from anyone else.