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Captaaainuniverse

Guild Member
.... no

looks better than the first PV but into the realms of an ambitious early PS3 title
is it just me though, or does what we see from the plot here seem lazier than the average SAC, they usually save the post human metaphor/philosophy till near the end when they've confronted the true culprit, this just seems like they're gonna do it out of the box

that track though... I hate it... it's like Sonic 06 bad


"CG was a mistake" - Hayao Miyazaki, or well, anyone who likes SAC
 

Bannion

Completely Average High School Student
to be quite frank - it is kind of a nightmare as a fan. Especially when you think about the great music, themes, story etc. the original or SAC has. Especially the track "fly with me" which starts at 1:04 min. WTH? The question is how much was Netflix involved in this or did it have any effect on the project being released on their streaming platform.
I dont get it why they are going this way. It strongly reminds me of the new Lupin movie made in CG. Oh boy...
 

Lambadelta

Cardcaptor
I dont get it why they are going this way. It strongly reminds me of the new Lupin movie made in CG. Oh boy...
Or the remake of Saint Seiya where it has a bunch of original content, and they changed the most feminine male character into a female made in CGI also.
 

Azar

Thousand Master
When it comes to CG anime, I love Studio Orange but that's about it im afraid, everything else just looks very cheap to me. I'll still watch if the story is good though.

Its strange how 90% of CG anime seem to end up on Netflix.
 

ayase

State Alchemist
Yeah, I was more willing to give SAC 2045 a chance when it was early days. I still see no reason 3D animation cannot be done well, it absolutely can, but this is far from inspiring confidence. It looks to be suffering from a perennial problem when 3D animation doesn’t receive a bug enough budget which is that the sets look dull, empty and repetitive and the subsequent over-reliance (and over-animating) on the things that are animated and visually interesting.
It strongly reminds me of the new Lupin movie made in CG. Oh boy...
This, however, I have to disagree with as I think it’s looking great. The character designs have made the transition to 3D incredibly well, the sets look great and the character animation is miles ahead of what we’ve just seen in the 2045 trailer. It probably also helps that Lupin’s animation has always been exaggerated.
 

Professor Irony

CYBER FUNKER
Moderator
Yeah, I would welcome that. Much as I would prefer them not to, I'm not against them making it CG per se; if they could get it closer to the look of the previous SAC instalments, with both the character designs and the look of the world itself, it would definitely be a step in the right direction.

Between the art design and music choices on display here, it feels like they're trying to push GitS into a kind of generic shonen-action series container, and I can't see that anyone really wants that.

Edit: At least, unless EX-ARM is a much bigger hit than I'd realised? None of it has been released in English, but from what I've seen of it, that does seem to be the Shonen Jump GitS-alike.
 
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Captaaainuniverse

Guild Member
Totally agree with GitS not fitting the shonen mold. Really seemed to fit by more seinen philosophical shows with a post/trans human elements, the audience was the same with something like Ergo Proxy or Elfen Leid, not the kind of audience things like Black Clover and One Peice try to attract
 

Girls wIth Guns

Stand User
Ugh, just hearing the word 'shonen' is a big turnoff for me, I generally avoid most anime in that genre, especially battle shonen or the long-run shonen.

I'm not bothered by most CGI productions, but this anime and the new Lupin just remind me too much of Pixar CGI, and I hate that look with a passion. If not using the style of the previous SAC series, I'd much rather see it look like the more realistic CGI gaming cut scenes in the style of Space Captain Harlock or Appleseed Alpha or Final Fantasy movies than this cartoon-ish look.
 

Ian Wolf

Shinigami
AUKN Staff
The Guardian has ranked every Studio Ghibli film - rankings which seem questionable (Tales of Earthsea at No. 7?)

 

D1tchd1gger

Chuunibyou
questionable
I almost stopped after reading the Porco Rosso blurb. "unfortunately sexist", it was written 30 years ago and set 100 years ago, I don't think it can be used as factor in putting it bottom.
And then Only Yesterday was 19th, pah!

Yeah, I would welcome that. Much as I would prefer them not to, I'm not against them making it CG per se; if they could get it closer to the look of the previous SAC instalments, with both the character designs and the look of the world itself, it would definitely be a step in the right direction.
If it wasn't a Stand Alone Complex, they could get away with it as the films, ARISE and SAC are all different takes from the manga which is different again.
 

Girls wIth Guns

Stand User
That ranking really seems random, but I guess everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Earthsea is in my top 10 or 12 as well, but a lot of my favorites are nearer the bottom of that list, and vice versa. The last Ghibli movie released is actually my favorite - When Marnie was There, and Totoro and Spirited Away are pretty far down the list towards the bottom for me. Everybody's list is going to be different.
 
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