Satoshi Kon’s Hollywood Matrix: How an Anime Mastermind Shaped American Cinema

This article originally appeared on Moviepilot.com on 04-03-2015 The year is 1998 and animator Satoshi Kon has just released his directorial debut, Perfect Blue. The story of Mima Kirigoe, a pop singer attempting to change her image to become a serious actress, allows us to question the blurred boundaries between perception and reality when she is stalked by an obsessive fan and the ghost of … Continue reading Satoshi Kon’s Hollywood Matrix: How an Anime Mastermind Shaped American Cinema

Should ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Have Censored the Franchise’s Adult Material for a PG-13 Rating?

  (WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Ghost in the Shell (1995) and 1989’s Ghost in the Shell Vol. 1–11 and features adult material not suitable for younger readers.) #GhostintheShell‘s first live-action adaptation will be released later this month and if all goes well, it’s likely that this could be just the beginning for the Scarlett Johansson-led franchise. Recently, IMDB has confirmed that 2017’s adaptation has … Continue reading Should ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Have Censored the Franchise’s Adult Material for a PG-13 Rating?