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Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex Official Log 1 | NinjaCyborg.com - Cyberpunk news and reviews
Rare is a TV series so overloaded with subtext as is Stand Alone Complex, not even modern favourites like Firefly, Lost or Heroes can compare, let alone the likes of over-analysed Twin Peaks. The people making those shows are just not smart enough or diligent enough to bother, and the viewers all too quick to project their own imaginations to fill in the blanks. Not so the team at Production I.G. however. Every vehicle, building, tool, clothing, piece of equipment, character development, literary reference and guest character is bursting with meaning, sometimes so subtle that you can completely misinterpret the story, and guess incorrectly how it's going pan out because you missed the vital clue. So you absolutely need a guide book to tell you what you're missing. Starting the trend set by Shirow himself with his annotations of his original manga, this book contains notes from various members of the Production I.G. production team, on everything from the character designs and clothing,