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    Shirow's Ghost in the Shell The real beauty of Mamoru Oshii's adaptation of Shirow's Ghost in the Shell lies in its attention to detail and the sheer cohesiveness of these details which collectively form complex ideas and plot. In nearly every detail and every plot element lies some tie to the key themes of the anime. Some of the main themes deal with the commodification of the flesh and body; the separation between one's spirit and body; and the idea that a static environment or organism a weak

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    ghost in the shell

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    Ghost in the shell is an amine created by Mamoru Oshii, which is very stunning in terms of visual effects, plots and imagination. In 2029, the society has been deeply influenced by information and machinery technology. However, the sophisticated crimes have threated the safety of interactive network. To curb this situation, section 9 (internal bureau of investigations) was founded. At the beginning of the film, the internal bureau of investigations, is investigating the mysterious Puppet Master

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    Anime in America

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    weekday during the Tonnage block. Anime is a highly used medium in Japan. It appears in the movies and on TV. In fact, Nearly one-half of all tickets sold in Japan are for anime. Some famous anime directors are Hayao Miyazaki, Reiji Matsumoto, Mamoru Oshii, Osamu Tezuka, Tatsuo Yoshita, and Katsuhiro Otomo. Hayao Miyazaki directs "lavishly illustrated, sincere, family-oriented, deeply resonate stories for children" Such as Kiki's Delivery Service and Laputa: Castle in the Sky. He also directed Mononoke

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    Introduction What is posthumanism? As the name might imply the concept of posthumanism is essentially the next step, so to speak, in the human nature. A transcendence, of shorts, of mankind. This could take various forms, be it from feasible and current ways such as genetically engineered food, prosthetics due to injury to far-off and futuristic concepts such as cyborg technologies (prosthetics for the purpose of body or mind enhancement rather than appliance to amputees), digital preservation

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    Angeles utilized retinal scanning machines to determine the sincerity of the person’s thoughts during routine lie detector tests. These measures perpetuated that the dream of only socially accepted, pure humans holding high statuses. Even in Oshii Mamoru’s Jin-Roh, the National Security Division utilized high-tech heavily armed and armored Capital Police to annihilate non-conformists. The aid of technology assisted all of these fictitious societies in their pursuit of utopia. Ray Bradbury

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    Within the mediums of popular culture, the representation of women has often been controversial, due to the use of their gender and the attitudes toward them. In a majority of anime themes, the women have been drawn for their sensuality and sexuality constraints. Their role was to be dominated by their male counterparts. It has reinforced the stereotypical role of women which is the passive and sensitive role. Why is popular culture important? It influences the thoughts of the people and shapes their

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    intrusion of technology into human lives" (129) and this may be used as a sufficient... ... middle of paper ... ...iography Works cited Primary: 1. Gibson, William. Idoru. London: Penguin Books. 1997. 2. Ghost in the Shell. Dir. Mamoru Oshii. Masamune Shirow/Kodansha/Bandai Visual/Manga Entertainment. 1995. Secondary: 1. Appignanesi, Richard. Postmodernism for Beginners. Cambridge: Icon Books Ltd. 1995. 2. Buller, Andrzej. Sztuczny mózg. To ju nie fantazje (Artificial Brain

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    The Killer (John Woo,1989, Hong Kong) John Woo is one of the most celebrated Asian filmmakers in the West, with his even directing films in Hollywood. This title is his most renowned. Ah Jong is a contract killer who, during his latest assignment, accidentally traumatizes a female singer at a nightclub. In order to pay for her operation, he agrees to take on one last mission. John Woo’s distinct style found its apogee in “The Killer”, with its stylized violence, constant bloodbaths, slow motion

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    Japanese Anime Culture

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    In the history, the japan culture has much affected by the Chinese culture. Until the Heian period (894), japan stop to send the people to china learning culture, also in Edo period (1633) locked their country and not allow the people get in, that time, japan have develop their own Japanese style culture. After the Meiji Restoration, japan open their country again, in this time, Japan start to get much information of the world, westernization in a fast way. But the traditional culture must getting

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    Japanese Animation and Identity

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    May-June (1983): 46-59. Otomo, Katsuhiro. Akira. Toho, 1988. Said, Edward W. Orientalism. NY: Vintage, 1979. Sakai, Naoki. Translation & Subjectivity: On "Japan" and Cultural Nationalism. Minneapolis & London: U of Minnesota P, 1997. Oshii, Mamoru. Ghost in the Shell (Kokaku kidotai). Shochiku, 1995. Ebert, Roger. “Ghost in the Shell.” Chicago Sun-Times, June 6 1996. Yamanouchi, Yasushi. Sisutemu shakai no gendaiteki isou. Tokyo: Iwanami shoten, 1996.

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