In the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City, killing a major arms dealer who may have ties with the mysterious 501 Organization. Public Security official Daisuke Aramaki hires full-body cyber prosthesis user and hacker extraordinaire, Motoko Kusanagi, to investigate.
A sad testament of what has become of the Ghost in the Shell franchise
I honestly had hopes left for the last installment of the Arise arc, I thought that maybe they'd want to end it properly by actually putting effort in developing something that didn't feel cheap, uninspired and forgettable.
Well I was wrong, Just like the other three episodes prior, it's amateurish, and feels like a dumbed down version of SAC, which in itself wasn't the greatest thing ever, but was enjoyable in its own way.
Soundtrack-wise it features weaksauce techno beats, the animation is poorly done and is borderline laughable. Scenes and lines are (poorly) rehashed from the 1995 film and as usual the character development is lacking.
This movie says a lot about the current state of anime as a whole and its target audience. I really have to go re-watch Mamoru Oshii's film to rinse the bitter taste this thing left on my mouth.
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