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?
In the streets of Tokyo, a new menace has surfaced: Shounen Bat, a young boy who wears golden roller skates and a baseball cap, and likes to whack people on the head with a golden baseball bat. These seemingly unconnected and random attacks soon become a police investigation... but after all is said and done, is there a pattern to this chaos?
Both Ghost in the shell and Paranoia Agent have that delicious sense of slowly exposing not only the plot, but the very wolrd the story is based in. They also deal a lot with the question of what memory and identity are worth.
The year is Tokyo 2034, and humans coexist with artificial intelligences known as Boomers. The Branch, a special police unit, has the mission of handling all Boomer crimes. With the help of Basil, the Boomer Rod, the heavy weapons-freak Reiko, the Boomer-expert Bill, and Elza, the Branch must protect people from defective Boomers and investigate why they are suddenly going berserk. The case becomes more complicated when Kimbal finds a mysterious drug during one of the investigations. Mad Dolls, a dreaming hooker Boomer, and unexpected events unfold into a political conspiracy against Boomers and Basil himself!
Ghost in the Shell and Parasite Dolls have a very similar ambiance, animation style and the backgrounds in which they take place also share some aspects. Both GITS and Parasite Dolls also have a philosophical aspect to them, although the latter is more implicit and suggestive.
This collection is comprised of 7 very different and unique stories. This OVA series preaches of intriquing storylines and fantastic artwork, each from a different artist. Each story has a different interpretation or concept about the one theme upon which this collection revolves: Robots. This interesting anime classic has least one story for everyone.
Himura Kenshin was a boy orphaned by the murder of his parents. Now he is the Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared and skilled killer in 19th century Japan. In the midst of a blood bath, he meets the love of his life, Tomoe. Will he continue to fight his enemies in a killing rage or will she sheath his bloodstained sword?
Both Samurai X and Ghost in the Shell have similar direction. They have it in the respect that they will often cut to a shot of something completely normal (like a river or a city shot) and they both make creative use of the music to create an atmosphere.
Forty years ago the citizens of Paradigm lost all of their memories, and live their lives without any knowledge of their past, or any hope for the future. Roger Smith is a man who performs the much needed task of negotiator in Paradigm. He provides his services to the wealthy with the help of a peculiar android named Dorothy and his mechanically inclined butler Norman. When greater evil arises, he calls on his magnificent relic of Paradigm's past, the Megadeus Big O. With Big O at his side, Roger Smith may be Paradigm's only hope of surviving in this new world without memories.
The Big O and GITS are very similar. GITS is about a robot who is ridding the world of crime, while The Big O is about a guy controlling a giant robot to rid the world of crime; these are similar concepts. You should see them both.