Neil Patrick Harris. Wait... Peter Weller. I don't get what we're doing here.
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@thatguy060: I recommend probably watching all of them since they're all pretty good but some of the stuff overlaps each other so it's not necessary to watch everything. Here is how the break down for the franchise goes:
- 2.0 is basically an updated version to the original where they re-touched a few scenes using cgi animation. Kinda think the Star Wars enhanced version where Lucas added cgi to a few scenes that were kinda unnecessary but hey ok. You can watch either one and this one is a must watch.
- Is the 2nd GITS film directed by Mamoru Oshii, it is a loose sequel to the 1995 film. When the film came out it received very mixed reviews among GITS fans and I'll even admit I didn't enjoy it as much. It's probably a movie you should probably see at least once if you enjoy GITS.
- This is the TV series which is completely separate from the previous 2 Mamoru Oshii directed films. The show revolves around the same set of characters from section 9 just with a completely different story and tone. Highly recommended to watch as it is one of my favorite anime series of all-time.
- This is the abridged movie version of the Laughing Man subplot found in GITS Stand Alone Complex. You do not need to watch this if you've already watched the 1st season of the TV series.
- Is a sequel to the 2002 TV series. Highly recommend watching this after finishing the 1st season.
- Like the Laughing Man movie this is a abridged version of the Individual Eleven Subplot only. You do not need to watch this if you've finished GITS: SAC 2nd Gig.
- Is a OVA film that is a sequel to Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd gig.
- Are 4 OVAs that are prequels to the GITS franchise. They contain the characters of section 9 but explain how they were formed into a team. To most fans they are at the moment considered stand alone and separate to both the films and the Stand Alone Complex series. Highly worth watching as the animation on these are top notch.
- Is a upcoming film that's supposed to be a sequel to Arise.
Well have fun! I think most of the stuff maybe except for Arise can currently be found with a Hulu Plus account. Though you may be able to watch it for free on Hulu.
@thatguy060: If you like the shounen jump fighting variety nothing I can recommend more than Yu Yu Hakusho. My favorite shounen jump series of all time.
Kinda watching Hajime no Ippo while playing games on my PC. Not sure how it is in the manga but they seem to move particularly with Ippo's training montage. I'm on episode 8 and he has already developed an arsenal of moves to KO the other guy.
Just randomly thought I'd drop in and see if animevice.com was still alive, and first thing I saw was a front page post from yesterday where they announced they're closing shop to their website and continuing with just their youtube channel alone. Kinda freakin amazing that the site stayed together for as long as they did in large part to their community members. From the time of the whiskey media split it always seemed like anime vice was the forgotten step-child of the two and never really got any loving from whatever the parent company that bought them is called now a days. Well happy trails to their community members and hopefully they'll be able to regroup somewhere else. Now it looks like Giant Bomb, Comic Vine, and Tested are the only 3 sites left remaining from the Whiskey Media days.
Can we just appreciate John Stockton's game today. You didn't see many point guards with the balls to take Jordan to the hole for a layup. I'll admit growing up no kid on the blacktop would admit that Stockton was their favorite player, who would with the short shorts. Looking back though the guy was the penultimate pass first, shoot second point guard. It speaks to how good his game was when several legendary figures like Gary Payton admits that he was the hardest to guard in the NBA.
Third trailer for the new DBZ film coming out next month. I thought it was kinda interesting when watching the trailer as a few things caught my eye.
- Freeza turning gold is this maybe his races take on going super saiyan?
- Goku through much of the fight scenes with Freeza is not in the standard gold hair super saiyan mode. I am wondering if this is because of Goku trying to master the Super Saiyan God state from the previous film.
- Krillin back to bald Krillin?
- There's a small cameo from Jaco the Galactic Patrolman and his gang in the trailer. Jaco the Galactic Patrolman is a short manga mini-series authored by Akira Toriyama in 2014, which he stated was a prequel to Dragonball and has a bunch of minor cameo appearance from the Dragonball universe.