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Posted 6/26/13 , edited 6/26/13
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say this is more of a prequel to the movie than it is SAC

Arise Motoko:



Movie Motoko:



SAC Motoko:



In SAC she was much more sexualized than she was in the original movie. In the original movie, she was much more "tomboyish" very similar to how she seems so far in Arise.
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Posted 6/26/13 , edited 6/26/13

waverat81 wrote:

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say this is more of a prequel to the movie than it is SAC

Arise Motoko:



Movie Motoko:



SAC Motoko:



In SAC she was much more sexualized than she was in the original movie. In the original movie, she was much more "tomboyish" very similar to how she seems so far in Arise.


In SAC her character's look was designed after the look of the major in the original manga and the manga is what the original movie is based on. For whatever reason they decided to change the look of the Major in the movie from what she looks like in the manga. Little round about there for ya. Basically I don't think you can take into account the Major's looks in trying to decide whether this is a prequel to the movie or SAC. ;-)
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Stewker wrote:

In SAC her character's look was designed after the look of the major in the original manga and the manga is what the original movie is based on. For whatever reason they decided to change the look of the Major in the movie from what she looks like in the manga. Little round about there for ya. Basically I don't think you can take into account the Major's looks in trying to decide whether this is a prequel to the movie or SAC. ;-)


You're right about not being able to base things solely off her looks, however. In Arise her character comes off as more of a younger version of the Kusanagi we witnessed in the movie and not so much from SAC.

More specifically her origins, in the movie that was never really addressed leaving room for this new bit of information regarding her past.

In SAC, her origins were addressed and are drastically different than what we've witnessed so far with Arise.

For what it's worth, I'm actually more inclined to believe Arise is an alternate universe, or telling of the GiTS and has no connection to prior versions.
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Posted 6/26/13

waverat81 wrote:

For what it's worth, I'm actually more inclined to believe Arise is an alternate universe, or telling of the GiTS and has no connection to prior versions.

Agreed on that point unless something happens that says otherwise.
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Posted 6/26/13

waverat81 wrote:


Stewker wrote:

In SAC her character's look was designed after the look of the major in the original manga and the manga is what the original movie is based on. For whatever reason they decided to change the look of the Major in the movie from what she looks like in the manga. Little round about there for ya. Basically I don't think you can take into account the Major's looks in trying to decide whether this is a prequel to the movie or SAC. ;-)


You're right about not being able to base things solely off her looks, however. In Arise her character comes off as more of a younger version of the Kusanagi we witnessed in the movie and not so much from SAC.

More specifically her origins, in the movie that was never really addressed leaving room for this new bit of information regarding her past.

In SAC, her origins were addressed and are drastically different than what we've witnessed so far with Arise.

For what it's worth, I'm actually more inclined to believe Arise is an alternate universe, or telling of the GiTS and has no connection to prior versions.



Agreed.
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Posted 6/27/13
So watching Arise, has me watching the SAC seasons again. Finished the first season last night, still just as good as when I first viewed it.
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Posted 6/27/13
Working on SAC season one right now..... Ah amazon HD is so nice for a show like this.
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Posted 7/17/13
I just read the first chapters of Arise manga. I have to say I'm not impressed at all by the changes or by the story. It just doesn't fit the original manga or the movies. AFAIR Motoko was not called Major for her military degree but because of her skills on the battlefield. Also her comment about "everyone wishing her death" was just so cheap. I felt like I would read about some common manga hero, not stoic Motoko facing all the missions with poker face and tactical approach. I will go and see the anime version now. But man... I'm not impressed. I'm a fan of the series, I own all the movies and comic books except SSS and damn... this just doesn't feel right to remake series this way.
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... however first OVA seems pretty interesting. Maybe it won't be as bad as I initially thought after reading the first manga chapters. Except music being rather dull and opening ugly this might just be an OK show.
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