A mysterious new hacker known only as the Puppet Master threatens to create chaos, erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have cast away their physical body to become cyborgs. Is he an evil genius, or could he signal the beginning of a new age in the relationship between man and machine?
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
Both take place in a disorderly future with a high level of technology. The action is similar: short but intense and completely satisfying. Both storylines have identify themes: what am I? What am I supposed to do? Thus it's not wrong to call both movies 'intelligent'.
It's also worth noting that the soundtracks are similar, but Ghost in the Shell is a bit more techno-influenced. In both movies it serves its purpose well.
Both GITS and Akira deal with philosophical issues, feature some stunning action sequences, and have a haunting hybrid of traditional and electronic music.
Akira and Ghost in the Shell both deal with the idea of humanity. They deal with it in that both question when someone is still human and when someone becomes something more. Not exactly the most fun of themes, but they still make for an interesting viewing.
Ghost in the Shell and Akira are epic in the sense that they both remind you of a real movie rather than an 'anime'. They go hand in hand, with a futuristic setting and dramatic and amazing animation. What more could you ask for?
If you liked GITS you would possibly like Akira because they are both set in the "near" future and are sci-fi-esque. If you are a fan of plot twists then these anime are surely for you.
Ghost in the Shell and Akira both share a similar theme: the relationship between science/technology and humanity. In Akira, this relationship is shown in a completely negative light, showing technology as a potentially lethal force. It shows us that, one day, technology might just destroy us. In Ghost in the Shell, it says technology and humans will eventually become interchangeable! In that, we could just lose our humanity. It is, more or less, a very haunting notion, and each of the anime show it in a sometimes chilling light. The only difference is that Akira has a lot more violence, while Ghost in the Shell is more philosophical.
Both Ghost in the Shell and Akira are about what it really means to be human, and how the individual characters reflect different perspectives on the matter. Both series also have a character that is different, who is used as a focal point for all of the discussions about humanity.
Akira and GITS are both anime classics. They both incorporate violence, guns, and crime. One movie is about staying away from cops, while the other is about fighting crime. Both movies are serious, sophisticated, and great, and should be in anyone's anime collection. If you liked GITS, then see Akira, or vice versa.
Akira and Ghost In the Shell are cyberpunk dystopian themed anime. If you haven't watched both and you claim you like anime then you must have been living under a rock for a decade or so.
Ghost in the Shell and Akria where two animations that changed the movie going experience. The reason that Ghost in the Shell is a good match to Akira is that both make you think more than just the aciton. They both dive into the human mind and presonal beliefs of each main character. The visuals for both movies are stunning for their time and even now. The voice acting for Ghost in the Shell is good and matches a little better than Akiras. The othre reason both work so well is their political plot is thick and heavy. Both make people think what really does go on in politics. In comparing both there is no clear winner both are great. I recomend this to any one that is just starting to watch anime and those of diehard fans of anime.
Both Akira and Ghost in the Shell are fast-paced, technology-based thrillers. They are action packed but still leave lots of room for character development. Both do not shirk from ladling on the violence, but execute it in a way that is gripping and not off putting. If you like like tech and guns without the accompanying Gundams, these are series you should watch.
Both of these films have dark and thought evoking naratives which deal with profound ideas. Anyone who enjoys cyber-punk setting and themes of either of these films will enjoy the other.
These two classic cyber-punk sci-fi anime are both interesting and intelligent and a must see for any anime fan. Ghost in the Shell and Akira are an absolute treat for anime fans preferring a unique outlook on the sci-fi genre, that really delve into what is meant by the term ‘humanity'.
Both films look into a futuristic cyper punk world and use similar animation styles. The very different political systems are key features of the plots, and the action packed films contain similar fight and flight scenes.
A heavy sci-fi thriller that is set within a post-apocalyptic world. Characters struggle to survive and one is even captured and becomes part of a psychic experiment by the military. If you loved the futuristically dark isolated world Ghost in the Shell threw at you, Akira will appeal to you just as much.
While many of us know, Akira and Ghost in the Shell have the "old school" feeling we all long for. The art is something that can't be replicated today. It's a genuine feeling of watching pure creativity at its finest. An overwhelming sensation will flow within you as you try to grasp what is going on in these legendary sci-fi creations. Pure, original badassness is what creates the link between Ghost in the Shell and Akira. Watch em' both!
Each of these series are set in the future with advance technologies and a lot of things different than the world we live in now. Each of these series involve some sort of super powerful person/program that threatens to destroy the world.
Both movies are anime classics that any anime fan must see. Fantasic story and animation with great action.
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
Ghost in the Shell shares a nice philisophical mood with Lain. Lain is a lot heavier in the philosophy part, but fans of Ghost in the Shell should still like it.
Both of these cyberpunk anime contemplate the implications of ever more powerful and sophisticated technology on the nature of humanity. Ghost in the Shell focuses on artificial intelligence and cyborgs, while Serial Experiments Lain deals with the Internet and communication.
Both can also be enjoyed for their presentation alone: Lain has an unparallaled sense of style, an eerie atmosphere and some excellent "mindfuck", while Ghost in the Shell boasts some of the best music, scenery and action to be found in anime.
Both of these series are darkly themed, and bring up questions about the nature of our reality and the power of information and the internet. (However, Ghost in the Shell has a lot more of the badass gunslingin' ass-kickin' Major than the confusion and symbolism of Lain...)
Lain and Ghost in the Shell have both a cyberpunk subject. While Lain is more related to the phylosophical aspect GitS is more pragmatic (considering that one is focused on the internet and absence of body while the other deals with the replacement of a human body with a cyborg one). This is why the first one is slow paced and reflective while the second one has more action (even if it has a lot of phylosophical implication too). Of course the fact that Lain is a series (and not a movie) helped to develop the subject in a different way. I think that if you liked the subject of GitS you will appreciate Lain and, on the other hand, if you liked Lain you will enjoy GitS too.
Both series ask questions about how the human mind and soul works, what it is and if it can be digitized. While Serial Experiments Lain is harder to follow, both shows are very thought provoking. Thus, if you liked the one, you will most likely enjoy the other.
Each of these series closely tie in the cyber world and the physical world in what could be considered a futuristic setting. If you like the thought of the internet becoming more substantial, then these series go extremely well together.
'Ghost In The Shell' has the Cyberpunk aspects and the intelligence that 'Serial Experiments Lain' is famous for. Therefore, if you enjoyed Serial Experiments you'll most likely enjoy 'Ghost In The Shell' and vice versa.
Serial Experiments Lain discuss some philosophical questions that have been interduced in Ghost in the Shell like what is consciousness, god and society, but trought Philosophical and Psychological approach.So if you felt something tickling your mind in ghost in the shell you well sure like Serial Experiments Lain.
Both are dark, surreal, cyberpunk. If that doesn't sound good to you, I don't know why you watched either of these.
Among the garbage dumped down from the mysterious aerial city of Zalem, a new life is found. Restored by a brilliant cyberneticist, a young girl named Gally struggles to find her own place in the world, to learn the extent of her own deadly abilities and to discover that which makes her truly human: love.
Both are science fiction movies involving cyborg character elements and strong elements of corruption and the need for justice. Ghost in the Shell occurs in a world similar to ours and Battle Angel Alita creates its own universe. These are serious anime with solid character design, imaginative worlds, and compelling, engrossing storylines.
Both Battle Engine Aquila and Ghost in the Shell are (at least partly) centered on a main character being a cyborg, and her questioning regarding her status as a human being, or what's left of her humanity. Both of these anime take place in a similar kind of cyberpunk world, and although the stories and goals of the characters are diferent, both give a very similar feeling to the global tory.
It may not seam too much, but both Battle Angel Alita and Ghost in The Shell show interesting (and somewhat similar) vision of cyborgs. While the story of BAA is not as deep as the story in GITS, it is still enjoyable. Also both shows contain gore and violence along with big number of action scenes.
If you liked one you should check the other too.
In an experimental city of despair and carnage, ORGAN will do anything necessary to gain power and wealth. Unfortunately for one underground boxer who was mutilated, a rogue doctor has given him what ORGAN specializes in and he despises: Texhnolyze body parts. Will these cybernetic appendages help exact his revenge upon the one who made him this way?
Both GitS and Texhnolyze are science fiction-based and are highly detailed in animation, character development and plot. Each serves to examine how superficial bodies in a superficial utopia can affect the mind that dwells within.
If you are into the cyberpunk thing you can't go wrong with Ghost in the Shell or Texhnolyze, unless you have no stomach for violence or gore. As long as you don't mind blood, you're good to go! These aren't for the kids.
Ghost in the Shell and Texhnolyze share the same dangerous ambiance in their towns, involve oppositions between two camps, and have mysterious characters that detain keys to the truth.
Both have a cyber punk, futurisitic feel to them and are slow paced. They are a thinking man's Anime and require much attention to detail or you won't understand what's going on. Ghost in the Shell is more pretty to look at and deals more with technology and the meaning of life. While Texhnolyze Deals more with Society, Morals and the collapse of what makes us human.
Hazama is a private detective, who becomes fatally wounded in a run-of-the-mill case. In order to survive, Hazama is tranformed into the legendary cyborg 8Man -- to put an end to the cybernetically-enhanced criminals' wave of crime. But as the death count increases, Hazama soon begins to question how much of his real self is left, and if the emotionless 8Man he becomes is really in control...
Human minds exist inside the body of a machine. For these people it's something new and they are discovering the advantages and disadvantages of having a machine body. 8 Man After is pretty oldschool while Ghost in the Shell has some pretty graphics. If you liked one check out the other.