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In a time of great heroes, the evil Sephiroth and the power of Meteor were vanquished by a warrior named Cloud Strife and his companions. Now, though the life stream of the world has been restored, certain people have become sick with Geo Stigma -- an illness which is as mysterious as it is incurable. Meanwhile, in the shadows, a new enemy has appeared: Kadaj, who holds the key to the destruction of all life. Against insurmountable odds, Cloud, Tifa, Barrett, Cid and the rest of the gang must band together one last time to defeat Kadaj and save the world from annihilation.
Can't compete with bikes! The protagonists of both movies have big black and powerful two-wheeled vehicles that leave you wondering "If I had that bike..."
And yes, both have stunning haircuts as well.
For animated movies that push the envelope of CGI you can't get much better than Wonderful Days and FF: Advent Children. Even If you don't care for either story just watch and stare in complete awe at the absolutely stunning CGI scenery and your time will still be well spent.
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?
Wonderful Days combines stunning 3D CGI animation with a compelling storyline, and the same can be said about Ghost in the Shell.
If you liked the cool animation and mysterious plot of Wonderful Days, then Ghost in the Shell is for you.
What I love about these anime is the amazing details, scenery, and music. They immerse you into a future which is both chilling and possible, and explore the lengths to which humans may stray from their humanity. Wonderful Days features man against nature, while Ghost in the Shell throws man against machine, but the conflict is similar, well structured, and breath-taking till the end. Fascinating in both shape and content, these anime are masterpieces of the same genre.
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.
After the third world war, the organization known as the General Management Control Office constructed the city of Olympus – the only place where chaos and anarchy doesn’t hold sway. It seems unthinkable that terrorists are out to disrupt this pristine society, but the threat becomes very real to SWAT officers Deunan and Briareos when their squad mates are killed during a hostage situation. Bent on catching the lone escaped terrorist, they soon find themselves involved in a plot to undermine the whole existence of their Olympus.
Both set in post apocalyptic worlds in survivor cities using advanced animation with a blend of 2d and 3d animation. They involve the viewer in intricate conspirisies and thrilling action scenes whilst emercing them in the depth of character with a romantic twist.
In the far future, the world lives under the guidance of Olympus – a utopia built after the end of a global war that decimated over half the world’s population. Mankind lives beside both cyborgs and bioroids, a breed of genetically-engineered humans who don’t feel negative emotions. Deunan and Briareous continue to fight for the Olympus task force E.S.W.A.T., but after Briareous is injured in a mission involving a terrorist attack, Deunan is forced to partner with Tereus: a prototype combat bioroid whose genetic makeup was taken from Briareous. Together, the three must try to unravel an insidious terrorist plot and save Olympus once more.