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Old 2013-02-12, 09:57   Link #101
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The GitS:SAC Online game segment of the presentation starts in an hour here: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv124547915

In 90mins time the GitS Arise conference will begin in the same link and also on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/GITSchannel/
Wait, what's this about a game? It's a MMO? Is it Japan-exclusive?
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Old 2013-02-12, 10:05   Link #102
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I have to admit that I'm still not impressed. The overall tone just seems depressing. Kind of like the movies. I think that's why I liked SAC more.

So it's officially a prequel then? Is it also going to cover her days in the military? I mean, that's way they call her "major" isn't it? I seem to recall hearing that somewhere.
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Old 2013-02-12, 10:16   Link #103
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I have to admit that I'm still not impressed. The overall tone just seems depressing. Kind of like the movies. I think that's why I liked SAC more.

So it's officially a prequel then? Is it also going to cover her days in the military? I mean, that's way they call her "major" isn't it? I seem to recall hearing that somewhere.
Yes, it takes place in 2027 AD, two years before Section 9 is formed. Motoko is in the 501st Division in the military.
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Old 2013-02-12, 10:16   Link #104
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Old 2013-02-12, 10:51   Link #105
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I'm said they changed the voice cast, but I can't say no to Maaya Sakamoto.

It's disappointing this isn't a full-fledged series but I'll take what I can get. The PV was pretty good. Is this a reboot that takes place in a new universe or is this a prequel to SAC?
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Old 2013-02-12, 10:54   Link #106
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Well, Considering Maaya voiced a younger/little girl version of Kusanagi Motoko in a 1995 Film and reprise the same role years later in Oshii's 2.0 remake. She should be the most reasonable and probably the only choice to play 'a young Kusanagi' if they choose not to use Atsuko Tanaka again this time.
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Old 2013-02-12, 12:31   Link #107
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4 x50 minute ovas gets up to 200 minutes, while a one coeur series 12x20 minutes would be 240 minutes, so it's not a big loss run length wise, I am mostly happy that we will only have to wait one month.
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Old 2013-02-12, 12:51   Link #108
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Some details about the characters from the official site:

Motoko is a major in the 501st Division in the army, some sort of special forces unit (secret service?). She runs into Aramaki when he consults her on a certain case. It's not clear where he's working, but probably at public safety (since he later starts Section 9 there). Togusa is a detective in the special investigations department for the Niihama Police Station. Paz is an undercover cop working for the military police, and he runs into Motoko during a deep cover operation. Batou is apparently investigating the murder of a coworker of his, and suspects Motoko is involved. The other characters don't really have any details other than their general description, so the first episode probably focuses on those five characters first.

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4 x50 minute ovas gets up to 200 minutes, while a one coeur series 12x20 minutes would be 240 minutes, so it's not a big loss run length wise, I am mostly happy that we will only have to wait one month.
If you're counting a TV episode as 20 mins (without OP/ED), then realistically a 50 min OVA is more like 46 mins. We know the OP is a minute long, and for OVAs the ED is usually longer (2-3 mins). So it's more like 180-190 mins vs 240 mins. Almost a whole hour of difference!
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Old 2013-02-12, 13:21   Link #109
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A prequel and a completely new voice cast? Man...
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Old 2013-02-12, 14:38   Link #110
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It'd certainly be ineresting to explore Motoko in her military days and the circumstances which led to her joining Section 9.
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Old 2013-02-12, 15:04   Link #111
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Having just seen the trailer, I think they messed up the Major's character design. She doesn't look strong enough to be taken seriously as a badass special ops soldier.
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Old 2013-02-12, 15:18   Link #112
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Having just seen the trailer, I think they messed up the Major's character design. She doesn't look strong enough to be taken seriously as a badass special ops soldier.
Isn't that an asset in the real world? Being underestimated as an opponent seems like a good thing.
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Old 2013-02-12, 20:18   Link #113
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Wait, what's this about a game? It's a MMO? Is it Japan-exclusive?
I found some details on it here. http://steparu.com/previews/mmo-fps-...e-shell-online Apparently it will be a FPS title called GITS: SAC Online. Developers will be Nexon and basing on most of their games, I think most likely it will be Global.
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Old 2013-02-12, 21:01   Link #114
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Isn't that an asset in the real world? Being underestimated as an opponent seems like a good thing.
I can see that, but... this is GitS. I want a bad-ass looking Major.
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Old 2013-02-13, 03:31   Link #115
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I can see that, but... this is GitS. I want a bad-ass looking Major.
The only time Motoko LOOKS strong is at the end of the Gits film. In all other cases, in all continuities, she has the appearance of an ordinary slim woman.

Motoko is bad ass because of her actions, not her appearance.
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Old 2013-02-13, 03:52   Link #116
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I found some details on it here. http://steparu.com/previews/mmo-fps-...e-shell-online Apparently it will be a FPS title called GITS: SAC Online. Developers will be Nexon and basing on most of their games, I think most likely it will be Global.
I hope it will not be just a cash grab based on the franchise.
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Old 2013-02-13, 04:40   Link #117
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Don't care what it is, more gits > anything
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Old 2013-02-13, 04:42   Link #118
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A prequel manga's gonna be out soon, written by Junichi Fujisaku.

DVD and Blu-Ray release for the first OVA is by July 26.
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Old 2013-02-13, 05:45   Link #119
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A prequel manga's gonna be out soon, written by Junichi Fujisaku.

DVD and Blu-Ray release for the first OVA is by July 26.
I just wish Shirow is still sane... I want him to get more involved, but the fact is the author who created GitS is a shadow of his former self. It's so sad to think there wouldn't be more GitS manga by Shirow. Even Shirow admits that it is just too hard for him.
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Old 2013-02-13, 09:29   Link #120
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Motoko is bad ass because of her actions, not her appearance.
I disagree. Her appearance counts. Clothes aside, the way she speaks and carries herself (and when she wears her combat jumpsuit) show her to be a dominant woman, in my opinion. Her actions obviously show that, but I do think her appearance plays in.
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