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Posted 1/21/17 , edited 1/22/17
Plz, too much edge :/
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Even tho Kirito saved that girl's life that one time, you still probably shouldn't give him your full name and address when he asks online.
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Should of been Major Kusanagi, her sexy ass.


Actually, that's already been done. That's who they used last year for the same campaign, along with some of the other characters from Section 9 Security.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/01/22-2/ghost-in-the-shell-stand-alone-complex-helps-promote-cyber-security-awareness-month
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MysticGon wrote:

Should of been Major Kusanagi, her sexy ass.


Actually, that's already been done. That's who they used last year for the same campaign, along with some of the other characters from Section 9 Security.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/01/22-2/ghost-in-the-shell-stand-alone-complex-helps-promote-cyber-security-awareness-month


It makes infinitely more sense since they are law enforcement officers that specialize in exactly that. :/ Why would they ever change it for an incompetent teenager?
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Posted 1/21/17

MysticGon wrote:


BlackRose0607 wrote:


MysticGon wrote:

Should of been Major Kusanagi, her sexy ass.


Actually, that's already been done. That's who they used last year for the same campaign, along with some of the other characters from Section 9 Security.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/01/22-2/ghost-in-the-shell-stand-alone-complex-helps-promote-cyber-security-awareness-month


It makes infinitely more sense since they are law enforcement officers that specialize in exactly that. :/ Why would they ever change it for an incompetent teenager?


Yes, it does make more sense. And I don't know. Maybe because it's a popular franchise with a new movie coming out next month in Japan, and maybe because Kirito's worked with the government in universe in SAO to investigate such crimes? Remember, this is basically advertising for both SAO and the Japanese governmental organizations that are involved, so as with all advertising they have to change things up once in awhile to keep things relevant and interesting for their target audience.
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Posted 1/21/17 , edited 1/22/17

MysticGon wrote:


BlackRose0607 wrote:


MysticGon wrote:

Should of been Major Kusanagi, her sexy ass.


Actually, that's already been done. That's who they used last year for the same campaign, along with some of the other characters from Section 9 Security.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/01/22-2/ghost-in-the-shell-stand-alone-complex-helps-promote-cyber-security-awareness-month


It makes infinitely more sense since they are law enforcement officers that specialize in exactly that. :/ Why would they ever change it for an incompetent teenager?


IF I had to make a guess--I'd say SAO (like it or not) is more "relevant" than Ghost in the Shell since there's a movie coming out soon. I imagine it's basically a way to help promote the upcoming movie for SAO more than anything.

Besides, we all know Japan can be weird.

* Disclaimer: I am (probably) one of the 5 people on the web that hasn't seen or read ANY of SAO. I know the very basics from reviews and the like, but it's way low on my "Need to Watch" priority list. As such, I have no opinion one way or the other as to whether Kirito is a good choice or not.*
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Posted 1/22/17 , edited 1/22/17

BlackRose0607 wrote:
Remember, this is basically advertising for both SAO and the Japanese governmental organizations that are involved, so as with all advertising they have to change things up once in awhile to keep things relevant and interesting for their target audience.


This is kind of like French law enforcement advertising with Inspector Clouseau though. >.>

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runec wrote:


BlackRose0607 wrote:
Remember, this is basically advertising for both SAO and the Japanese governmental organizations that are involved, so as with all advertising they have to change things up once in awhile to keep things relevant and interesting for their target audience.


This is kind of like French law enforcement advertising with Inspector Clouseau though. >.>



Kind of but not really. Besides, if I remember correctly, Inspector Clouseau always solved the case and got his man, or woman, in the end just like Kirito does, so your analogy really doesn't work with this.
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Posted 1/22/17 , edited 1/22/17

MysticGon wrote:


BlackRose0607 wrote:


MysticGon wrote:

Should of been Major Kusanagi, her sexy ass.


Actually, that's already been done. That's who they used last year for the same campaign, along with some of the other characters from Section 9 Security.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/01/22-2/ghost-in-the-shell-stand-alone-complex-helps-promote-cyber-security-awareness-month


It makes infinitely more sense since they are law enforcement officers that specialize in exactly that. :/ Why would they ever change it for an incompetent teenager?


Marketing g plain and simple it will reach more people than kusunagi because SAO is the big thing right now.
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what the fuck
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I wouldn't say that Kirito is a particularly good role model considering that he has his own harem. Besides, he is not that popular, is he? I am not sure how Japanese folks think of SAO, but I am convinced that there are much more popular anime series and characters out there.
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BlackRose0607 wrote:
Kind of but not really. Besides, if I remember correctly, Inspector Clouseau always solved the case and got his man, or woman, in the end just like Kirito does, so your analogy really doesn't work with this.


My analogy works just fine. Clouseau always solved the case, but that was the joke. He was totally incompetent but he would somehow manage to solve cases through absurd luck and coincidences. -.-


Posted 1/22/17 , edited 1/22/17
Not to be combative in saying this but I think some people are forgetting Kazuto's side-job. He tests and develops things for a company called Rath. Keep in mind that Rath is a company that's meant to have an affiliation with the Japanese government and the "Japan Self-Defense Force" (JSDF) that focuses on the security of "FullDive" games to prevent another Aincrad/Sword Art Online from happening. The whole GunGale plot centered around this, as he was asked to investigate the ongoings of the odd behavior.

TL;DR: Seems appropriate to me, considering what he's being hired to do in the series itself.
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Posted 1/22/17 , edited 1/22/17

ninjitsuko wrote:

Not to be combative in saying this but I think some people are forgetting Kazuto's side-job. He tests and develops things for a company called Rath. Keep in mind that Rath is a company that's meant to have an affiliation with the Japanese government and the "Japan Self-Defense Force" (JSDF) that focuses on the security of "FullDive" games to prevent another Aincrad/Sword Art Online from happening. The whole GunGale plot centered around this, as he was asked to investigate the ongoings of the odd behavior.

TL;DR: Seems appropriate to me, considering what he's being hired to do in the series itself.


The thing about that though is during the gungale arc he was absolutely terrible at his job.
Posted 1/22/17 , edited 1/22/17

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The thing about that though is during the gungale arc he was absolutely terrible at his job.


I guess that's one way of looking at it.
He was able to isolate that the "Death Gun" player was a member of the Laughing Coffin group from SAO. Which then proceeded to determine the culprits behind "Death Gun". He could have done significantly better, sure. But if you think about it from the perspective of a 17-year-old kid who hasn't been trained in any type of criminal investigation and has only taken a few classes on "engineering/development" ... I think he did alright.

Keep in mind that Japan has been the type to throw around anime characters as political mascots in some way or another to encourage teenagers/youth who are otherwise near-otaku/NEET level to be proactive.
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