Craig Spencer's Reviews > Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-machine Interface

Ghost in the Shell 2 by Masamune Shirow
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Mar 24, 2012

it was ok

Ultimately disappointing. Eschews its predecessors' method of building an over-arching plot over several smaller ones, and instead just chooses to throw it all at you at once, without any explanation.

It's especially difficult to discern who the characters even are, with the apex of this being near the end when it's discovered the protagonist isn't actually Motoko Kusunagi, but a completely unrelated character. That isn't actually a swerve: you were apparently supposed to know it right at the beginning.

So really, they probably should have given her a different name and made her look different. Just a thought.

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