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Last fall, when the teaser for the full-3D animation Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 was released, there was a range of reactions. Some were totally put off, while others thought it looked okay. Now, thanks to the latest trailer, we can get a better look at the anime. And you know what? Maybe it does look okay!

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Now, I don’t think it looks great. The original art from the first animated movies and TV shows were so damn good, you can’t help making the comparison.

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This is a pretty good Batou—but it does have kiddy, 3D-digital cartoon look. So does a lot of the other moments in the trailer.

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Though, the animation with the Tachikoma is buttery smooth.

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And then there’s this sequence.

I’m much more optimistic about this show! Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 will begin streaming this April.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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