It took us 65 episodes, but we FINALLY managed re-view an anime film! Or, in the case of all of us—apart from subject matter expert and special guest Jon West—a “new view” of Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell. Based on the manga by Masamune Shirow, Shell takes place in a futuristic 2029 where a cybernetic human police officer attempts to track down a mysterious hacker known as the Puppet Master. Often considered a seminal anime film that defines the medium, we talk about how we think Shell holds up as a piece of entertainment as well as its influence on modern American cinema, including a live-action remake that will hit theaters in 2017.  Get ready to get “ghost-hacked”—it’s time for a re-view of Ghost in the Shell!

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