The Internet Reacts To The Ghost In The Shell's Full-3D Anime Style

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Next spring, the new series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is coming to Netflix. The show is in full-3D animation, which is a first for the series.

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There is a range of reactions, but for the most part, many are either lukewarm or put off entirely.

Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) are directing, while Production I.G and Sola Digital Arts are bringing the show to life.

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I think what’s causing the negative reaction is the painterly concept art (below) that Netflix revealed last December.

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Because of this, I think fans have been taken even more aback by the trailer’s visual style.

Here are some of the reactions:

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Like anything, it might take some getting used to. Hopefully, the CG quality will improve when the show airs next spring.

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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It looks fine, for a CG anime, though I still think traditional animation (maybe aided by CG in the effects department) would look better. My main gripe is, that the Major looks indeed too cute for the kind of character she is (in the movies and SAC). I’m curious what they will do with that fact. It could be used in interesting ways in the story. Or it is just that way because cute anime girls sell well.