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.

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.

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

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, and more importantly, hopefully, the CG quality will improve when the show airs next autumn.


    In before the ScarJo bashing *grabs popcorn and a deck chair*

      Hey now, it wouldn't make sense to blame one actor for everything wrong with that movie.

        I'd argue that she was the best part of that movie

    that screen grab reminds me of those silicon sex dolls that gets brought up in the news, the actual teaser doesn't look that bad, maybe because it's animated and it's brightly lit.

    i'll reserve judgement for when we get more then a second of footage

      Well, that analogy does bring to mind the notorious ‘missing finger / page’ from many releases of the first GitS manga.

    It looks like a bad anime game on Steam.

    Isn't the real problem with GITS that no-one, least of all Shirow, has written any new material in over a decade and the incessant reboots are increasingly inane because they're completely devoid of inspiration?

      Well, yes.

      But this looks like it was made in Poser, so now i hate it for two reasons.

    I was hopeful, I mean FFVII 3d movie animation was pretty good and could suit GITS with a more cyberpunk theme, then I saw what to me looked like the end-product of a 3dsmax tutorial from 2001.

      That's a good point, that movie was made 15 years ago and still looks great. Surely we have the power to easily make a series at that level now rather than... this.

    I feel like its a bit to shiny for it to be GITS

    Looks like it had a small budget allowance

      I feel like a bigger budget would fix the minor things but I'm not sure it's the root of the problem. It's almost like it's trying to literally translate anime into 3D instead of trying to hone in on an idea of how the feeling of anime visuals would work as a 3D animation. Like instead of pitching concept art they just told the studio 'here's the cast, do 3D models for them'. She looks accurate but wrong.

    The uncanny valley called.

    If we return the escaped anime, it promises not to make us look at its disgusting collection of robot teeth.

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