April 15, 2003

Scrapped Princess and Ghost in the Shell

I just got done watching Scrapped Princess and I enjoyed it. As has been described earlier on this blog it's a show about a princess who is prophesied to destroy the world when she turns 16. Luckily, the show starts off with a fairly light feel. I found the show really enjoyable. Just enough of a glimmer of the plot, interesting characters, nice animation. It all fit together quite well. And, it's a Bones show. So far I like these guys a lot. This is definitely one I'll be watching more of.

I also just finished up the second Ghost in the Shell episode for this month. While I found the first one a little enh, this one I enjoyed a lot. I think because it really kind of fit a lot of what I think of as the cyberpunk feel. While lots of cyberpunk stuff seems to really concentrate on the action side of things, GitS also pays attention to all the background parts. There's the whole behind the scenes part to that genre. Where money rules everything. Yes, the episode was a little predictable, but it worked for me. And it also had one of the more interesting weapons I've ever seen. We're now just over halfway through the series and I'm starting to wonder how everything fits together. The last two episodes haven't seemed to fit into things as much, but more and more I'm getting a feeling that the Tachikoma's are definitely a part of the story.

Posted by snooze at April 15, 2003 08:42 AM


yeah, Scrapped Princess definitely has an interesting premise and story. it's piqued the k-chan 6th sense-dar so i have a feeling i'll enjoy it. it's also an appealable liscence, so there is a good chance of it showing up r1,,, next year probly.

Posted by: k-chan at April 17, 2003 06:36 AM

The first five minutes of the second SP episode made me totally fall in love with the show. The best comparison I can think of is Cowboy Bebop meets Slayers. Shannon is practically Spike's long lost twin brother.

Posted by: David at April 17, 2003 11:36 PM

how many episodes of SP have shown on japanese tv yet? hm... this show *sparkles* adv liscence; it'd be nice ^_^

Posted by: k-chan at April 18, 2003 06:42 AM

Just two so far. And I'm very anxiously awaiting more.

(and realizes he owes someone divx cds.... eeps)

Posted by: Gregory at April 18, 2003 05:05 PM

{hugs} daijobu ^_^
the divx cds are a gift/treat from you. it's not like we have a contract or anything so if/when you ever make more, of course i'll appreciate them. since you've gotten me started on Figure 17 on divx, i'd like to at least finish it first. damn good anime :)
what else new showing you've got a special hooking on?

Posted by: k-chan at April 19, 2003 08:51 AM

Sorry to break it to you but the GITS SAC tv series even being 27 eps long dont really 'fit together per say'. Thus the SAC [stand alone complex] in the title. At the beginning of each title screen in the episodes it says 'a stand alone episode'. So nobody should really expect some complete story from this series but instead 27 complete different stories that take place in the GITS universe... it only makes you want more
;(... fortunately this time around shirou had more to do influence wise with this one... which showed by actually using something closer to his manga style in the anime, instead of doing what they did to his artwork in the movie[ugh!] Cheers!!

Posted by: quinn ichirou aguirre at April 17, 2004 03:09 PM

Oh I disagree. I think an overall story does come out, with the Laughing Man being the focus of it. Even the early episodes while not necessarily being directly related, exist to introduce the team and get the story started.
There was an interview with the creator in NewType where he talked about how they wrote the episodes. Each was meant to be standalone, but then they overlayed an overall story and slowly worked on writing it all together. In the end I think they succeeded.

Posted by: gregory at April 17, 2004 07:06 PM

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