Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven

What is it?

The 2006 Japanese anime OVA Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven.

Trailer (This is not for the OVA, but it is basically what it is about)

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG Trailer
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Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – The Laughing Man

Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand alone complex - The laughing man (2005)

Titles: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2005 Japanese anime (animated) feature-length OVA Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – The Laughing Man.

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Lupin The Third Part 5 | Is Lupin Still Burning?

Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Kan'ichi Kurita, Daisuke Namikawa, Miyuki Sawashiro, and Inori Minase in Lupin III (2018)
Source: IMDb
Is Lupin Still Burning? (2018)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2018 Japanese anime (animated) television show Lupin The Third Part 5.

The 2018 original video animation (OVA)/memorial episode Is Lupin Still Burning? In Hell.

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Violet Evergarden (Season 1)

Violet Evergarden (2018)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2018 Japanese anime (animated) television show Violet Evergarden.

What is it about?

This is how MyAnimeList describes this anime television show:

The Great War finally came to an end after four long years of conflict; fractured in two, the continent of Telesis slowly began to flourish once again.

Caught up in the bloodshed was Violet Evergarden, a young girl raised for the sole purpose of decimating enemy lines.

Hospitalized and maimed in a bloody skirmish during the War’s final leg, she was left with only words from the person she held dearest, but with no understanding of their meaning.

Recovering from her wounds, Violet starts a new life working at CH Postal Services after a falling out with her new intended guardian family.

There, she witnesses by pure chance the work of an “Auto Memory Doll,” amanuenses that transcribe people’s thoughts and feelings into words on paper.

Moved by the notion, Violet begins work as an Auto Memory Doll, a trade that will take her on an adventure, one that will reshape the lives of her clients and hopefully lead to self-discovery.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

My Thoughts

This show has some of the most beautiful animation that I have seen.

Episode 7 (Nameless) made me shed a tear from my right eye during the lake jump scene.

Unfortunately this show was not as good as I had expected and hoped, it was longer than it should have been, and it did not focus on Violet Evergarden’s story enough; I was hoping for more scenes from before and during the war et cetera.

It was not bad but if they had shortened it and had more action and information about the politics of the world et cetera, it would have been better, because they did not do a good job explaining the world.

The few moments of action were good, and it would be cool to see more things with this level of animation.

The end,

-John Jr

Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal | Kenshin Meets Seijūrō Hiko

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen (1999)

Titles: Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal, Kiru Otoko
Source: IMDb

What is it?

Here is one of my favorite scenes from the original video animation anime series Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (Samurai X: Trust And Betrayal).

Unfortunately the English dub version was removed and so I had to use the original Japanese version which I do not think is as good in my opinion.

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