Ghost in the Shell

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  1. Buru

    Buru New Member

    Posted by Buru on May 31, 2009
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    Hey guys, I've been wanting to watch Ghost in the Shell for quite a while now, but the problem seems to be that there are a lot of titles.

    If I start off with watching the movie (Ghost in the Shell) first and I'll like it, how should I continue (chronologically)? Is it necessary to watch all titles in order to complete the overall story?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. well...since the Movie and Innocence are based on the Manga (I think)you could watch those first.. Then watch Ghost In The Shell: Stand ALone Complex, Ghost In The Shell: Stand ALone Complex 2nd Gig and after these 2 series you can watch the movie that takes place after them: Ghost In The Shell: Solid State Society.

    You also have : Ghost In The Shell: The Laughing Man and Ghost In The Shell: The Individual Eleven but those are a compilation..it breaks down the series.

    Anyway, that's my suggestion \o

    Ghost In The Shell / Ghost In The Shell 2.0
    Ghost In The Shell: Innocence
    Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
    Ghost In The Shell: Solid State Society
     
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  3. Quizap

    Quizap Well-Known Member

    Posted by Quizap on May 31, 2009
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    Yea, that pretty much sums it up. If you don't care about "fillers" in the series then go with the 3 hr compilation movies. Those are pretty much all the "main plot" episodes smashed into a 3 hr movie. I prefer those overall instead of the watching the whole series.
     
  4. Kylemakk

    Kylemakk New Member

    I personally don't like "The Laughing Man" and "The Individual Eleven" compilations. The other stories weren't your typical fillers and the compilations are voiced by a completely different english voice cast that is...less than great in my opinion and doesn't hold a candle to the usual english cast.

    Without some of those "fillers", you're really missing out on some character development/back stories.
     
  5. Quizap

    Quizap Well-Known Member

    Posted by Quizap on May 31, 2009
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    Ah, I don't watch anything dubbed, might be why we have a difference of opinion on that behalf. The Japanese cast is still the same, at least I thought it was.
     
  6. Kylemakk

    Kylemakk New Member

    Indeed it is! lol Can you tell I like dubs? (well done dubs that is) My mistake though, if you watch it in Japanese you should be fine, but you're still missing out on some cool episodes.
     
  7. It really depends on each one..I myself enjoyed all the episodes but, the compilations arent half bad when it comes to explain the plot ^^
     
  8. Funkgun

    Funkgun Forum Moderator

    Posted by Funkgun on Jun 1, 2009
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    Yeah, I sorta liked the the episodes due to a build in the characters. Well in the 2nd gig that is.
    I will say the the first season they do not build much on anyone but The Major/Batou and the Chief.
    I enjoyed all the episodes but could see how you could cut episodes such as
    the episode with the Tachicoma and the kid, or the entire episode that Motoko is in a virtual chat room.
    So few series I personally find almost every episode well done as Ghost in the shell SAC.

    I did not know they dubbed the compilations.
     
  9. Buru

    Buru New Member

    Posted by Buru on Jun 1, 2009
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    Okay, thanks for the help, everyone! I appreciate it.
     
  10. Sure thing ^^ give us your feedback when you're done with it
     
  11. frederick123

    frederick123 New Member

    Ghost In Shell, chronology

    hi, id like to ask about chronology of GIS, i know its

    (from oldest to newest)

    Ghost in the Shell
    Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG
    Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. Solid State Society

    but there are 2 more:
    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Individual Eleven
    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man

    and i dont know, where they connect to the story, so if anybody knows, lets me know :)

    Thanks
     
  12. absolute

    absolute Member

    Re: Ghost In Shell, chronology

    They asked the same in another thread, you find it here.

    Anyway your order ir correct (even if Stand Alone Complex is a story which has no links with the movies ones) while Individual Eleven and The Laughing Man are just "compilations" of the main stories seen in the S.A.C. series.
     
  13. frederick123

    frederick123 New Member

    Re: Ghost In Shell, chronology

    well thank you, thats all i wanted to know
     
  14. well, seems that you found your way already frederick123..feel free to ask any other question ^^ have fun!
     
  15. Quizap

    Quizap Well-Known Member

    Re: Ghost In Shell, chronology

    Individual Eleven = 2nd GIG
    The Laughing Man = SAC
     
  16. frederick123

    frederick123 New Member

    thanks again, now im ready to hit it :)
     
  17. ZelozX

    ZelozX New Member

    Dammit I watched Solid State Society first. No wonder it didn't make any sense :P
     
  18. well some people watch the series, then solid state society, then the movies..but damn, to watch solid state society first is pretty...lonesome xD
    Solid State Society was very good u.u go watch the series now ZelozX!
     
  19. IchiNaru

    IchiNaru New Member

    Heya ! Im interested in, Ghost In The Shell. I would really appriciate if someone could tell me wich Ghost In The Shell i should start to watch, If i search for that anime on A-P i get 4 results. Wich one is the first serie and in wich order should i see the serie / movies?

    Thanks in advance ! :smile:

    //zR0 !
     
  20. *Merged post into already existing Ghost in the shell thread*

    Greetings zR0, as from what I can tell (sadly I haven't gotten the chance to see this yet) people are fairly inconsistent on the viewing order of how to watch this. From what I've read the films and TV series are set in alternate universes...

    Ghost in the Shell (takes place in 2029)
    Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (takes place in 2032)

    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (takes place in 2030)
    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig (takes place in 2032)
    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society (takes place in 2034)

    There is additionally two OVA's that go along with the show, "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Individual Eleven", and "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man" but I'm not sure where they go in the series.

    But you might be better off waiting for someone who has seen the series for more information.

    ~rock
     

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