Anime Meets Life: The Guns Of Ghost In The Shell

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Anime fans have been nervously awaiting the March 2017 release of the live-action remake of the anime cult classic Ghost In The Shell from DreamWorks SKG. For those that take anime very seriously, the adaptation walks along a knife’s edge of a tribute to the original or a potential devastating insult. Criticisms of Scarlet Johansson playing ‘Major’, the Japanese cyborg and leading role, seems to be mostly overblown. However, we still have a few months before making a final judgement on the movie in its entirety.

From the previews, however, the gunplay seems like an anime/firearm combo fan dream come true. A stop over at IMDFB shows some of the movie props on display, most of which are directly derived from modern guns. I’ve pulled the most interesting examples below.

I’m not a huge anime fan, but I’ll be seeing Ghost In The Shell in March for the guns and the obvious comparison to the 1995 original animated classic which is also worth your time.

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The Major (Scarlett Johansson), a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, leads an elite task force known as Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Those guns all look kinda…..meh.

    • Jack_A_Lope

      To be fair, the real attraction here is Scarlet Johansson, not the fake guns.

      • Sledgecrowbar

        This is exactly why this movie will suck. You can’t substitute a sex symbol for cinematic effort.

      • Badwolf

        Which fake guns?

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Speaking of fake guns…

  • Arie Heath

    While I am looking forward to the movie, that Uzi with the shell on the outside looks horrendous. Other than that, they appear to be faithful to both the manga and the animated film. I do hope Togusa’s Mateba revolver makes an appearance.

    • Mr Mxyzptlk

      This is the Uzi that fires hyper velocity ammo, so my guess is that this is meant to be a back alley conversion where it has been strengthened by wrapping it in fibreglass or something.

    • noob

      Why are there no Seburo branded firearms?

      or at least that HERA Arms CQR Stock and CQR Front grip combo that sort of looks like it.

  • BattleshipGrey

    I think the Uzi could’ve been used, but they should’ve masked it much better, or used a Mac 10 or something a little less known. The shotgun looks amazing.

    I created a thread on IMDB suggesting Saito use the GM6 Lynx as his sniper rifle. The thread was deleted for some reason, so I made another suggesting the same thing and it was left up. It’s got such a unique and sensational action that would be great for an anime adaption. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8eb7adf436fc0a19c1e27af4c8aca256a9afb5c210800b2d3f520d7900e18480.gif

    • Avery

      Sadly, I doubt any of the Section 9 characters aside from Major and Batou and possibly Aramaki are going to be featured heavily. They’re mostly window dressing at this point.

    • ostiariusalpha

      It would have been even cooler if they had gone with that Croatian black-market SMG that was featured on The Firearm Blog last year. It would’ve made a lot of contextual sense, and be a fun Easter egg for gun nerds.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7682a766c9db9be9560ecdd331013476e0e8ae7a83700c52336789c98077400d.jpg

      • The Bellman

        “Hyper-velocity ammo in a sub-machine-pistol? He’s insane!”

    • the shotgun is the cyre precision sixbytwelve which has been shown at shotshow for severel years while they work out the kinks. its a revolver shotgun whose mag is the cylinder and it uses a gas seal system like the nagant so it can be equipped with the silencero salvo 12.

  • MrBrassporkchop

    12 gauge + cylinder gap + right next to my face? SIGN ME UP!

    • Mr Mxyzptlk

      I don’t believe there is a cylinder gap, it seals in a similar fashion to a Nagant. Rather than it sealing on the cartridge by moving the cylinder forward though, there is ring that protrudes ahead of each chamber of the cylinder which is shrouded on firing by a moving gas seal.

    • Gus Butts

      It’s sealed, which is why they made integrally suppressed versions.

  • Anomanom

    Should have gone with B+T MP9s for the briefcase guns, since the film used Steyr SPPs. Also, if it were me, i would have used the F2000 for the assault rifles. It looks like it was designed by Shirow with little to no alteration.

    • Avery

      TBF, I had thought they’d go with airsofts like the Magpul PDR or the SRU Glock PDW kit, since the source material is all about futuristic bullpups.

  • Vhyrus

    Usually I say ill wait for the reviews, but this time I watched the previews and immediately said “nope, they screwed it up.” My girlfriend agreed with me. I hope I’m wrong though.

    • KestrelBike

      The skin suit looks ridiculous, almost like a fat suit.

      • Anonymoose

        No, I think she’s just gotten pudgy.

        • Herr Wolf

          She has never been even remotely attractive

          • U.S. Male

            Whether or not you prefer men is your own business, milk drinker.

            But don’t disrespect the lady because she’s not to your taste.

          • jamezb

            She looks more like a fugly geeky dude than a woman.
            You’d have to prefer men to some extent to find her attractive.

          • kyphe

            You must have a secret man fetish to even remotely think she looks like one.

          • Zeropoint

            Don’t disrespect the man because his tastes are different from yours.

      • Graham2

        Have you never seen a real fat person? She is not fat!

        • Uniform223

          She definitely isn’t fat but she is SHORT… like not even at my shoulders short and I stand 5’10.5

        • KestrelBike

          Yeah I know, exactly why that costume looks ridiculous.

        • KestrelBike

          Oh yeah I know she isn’t, I’m just saying the suit is so awkwardly done it Makes her look fat. I.e. its a poor costume.

    • derpmaster

      Agreed.

      I’m not an anime nerd but Ghost in the Shell is basically the Japanese Bladerunner. It’s heavy, existential sci fi. You can tell from the preview that Hollywood totally missed the mark and turned it into yet another generic CG-heavy “thriller”.

      • Banana Xango

        They kind of did back in ’99 when the Matrix ripped off all of the action scenes.

    • 😉

    • MrBrassporkchop

      I take it asian colonel Sanders is not a big anime fan.

      • ostiariusalpha

        I take it that you have no idea who that is.

      • Nomar Abdiel Vazquez Vazquez

        How dare you?! You philistine! That’s Hayao Miyazaki!

      • It’s Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most important figures in Japanese animation and film history.

        The joke is that he’s blasting anime. Sort of like if you captioned a picture of John Moses Browning with “the 1911 was a mistake, it is trash”.

        • The Bellman

          The thing is that this is a thing he actually said, and mostly meant.

          It makes more sense in the context of him looking at some other a moment before and saying something to the effect of “These look like they were drawn by someone who has never seen a real woman before”. He hates how incestuous the anime industry has become.

          • The actual statement was something along the lines of “modern anime artists need to get out more, they’ve lost touch with reality” (specifically in the context of animation and how characters act and move).

            But the made-up version is much funnier.

          • Jaehaerys Targaryen

            Those subtitles are a joke translation, not what he actually said. Miyazaki dislikes what the industry has become but he never said it was a “mistake.”

          • he was talking about lolicons

          • Jake

            to be fair nobody has put boobs on a 1911

          • Uniform223

            Rule 34

          • Michael Rice

            *cough cough* Upotte!! *cough cough*
            Actually now that I think of it they didn’t a 1911, or any other pistols in Upotte.

          • Jake

            I googled that at work now im in the street thanks.

    • Uniform223

      Hahaha

    • Bigbigpoopi
  • ozzallos .

    The manga was better. The anime movie was crap. Rotary shotguns are bada55.
    There. I said it.

    • don’t you wish the pancor jackhammer entered production? you can even put a silencer on it and use the mags as landmines.

  • Uniform223

    As a fan of the anime, I have a sneaking suspicion this movie is going to SUCK. It won’t have the feeling or time of what Ghost in the Shell is. I predict this going to be a stylized action movie 🙁

    • Uniform223

      Also IMHO casting Scarlett Johansen was a mistake. I think they shoulda casted Emily Blunt/Krasinski.

      • derpmaster

        Meh, I’m burned out on Emily Blunt after watching her cry and fail to do her job for two hours in Sicario.

        • Uniform223

          I respectfully disagree.

      • jamezb

        Johansen looks just awful as the Major, particularly in profile. She looks like shes had her nose broken several times, her lips jut out… he hair is horrendous. I agree that she was a terrible casting decision for such an iconic and recognizable character. Johansen just isn’t even similar, and I can’t see her suspending disbelief enough to pull this role off. I hope I’m wrong….but….

        • Uniform223

          It’s not just the look it’s also ACTING. Ghost in the Shell is a action DRAMA. Seemingly most if not all her roles requires a good body and face. To me she hasn’t had a role that really shows her depth or range. I say emily blunt/krasinski because she has the face and body for it… especially the body after seeing edge of tomorrow. I always knew she was a good actress but after seeing Sicario… WOW. Blew me away. At this point I feel the movie is just going to be another terrible rendition of a good animated series but at least they could do is find someone that can carry the role!

  • Bill

    Sorry, I’m a grown-up – wasn’t this already done and called BladerunnerAeonFluxFifthElement?

    • Malthrak

      GitS is older than most of those, except Bladerunner.

    • Pseudo

      You don’t have to watch it or its predecessors, but the original movie was fantastic, as was the first show. I never read the manga, so I can’t comment on that, but the rest of the series did a better job with addressing plausible concerns in a significantly advanced society than any recent sci-fi I’ve consumed. Plus, it does have some cool guns. Anyone considered chambering a shotgun for some coins?

    • iksnilol

      AenFlux has literally nothign to do with it. Like, no similarites at all.

      • roguetechie

        It’s an awesome example of another movie Hollywood completely booked.

      • Bill

        Not a short-haired engineered female in a catsuit with guns who flips , rolls and spins?

  • Frank Grimes

    WTF is a “ghost in a shell”? Some kind of spectral hermit crab?

    • rklk

      tis called symbolism and metaphor

    • John

      It’s both literal and metaphor. Recommend you watch the anime to understand.

      • Frank Grimes

        I’m not a 13 year old Chinese kid or one of those 25 year old fat beard guys who wears a fedora and like cartoon horses.

        So, no, probably won’t be checking out the cartoon.

        • Uniform223

          That’s a terribly ignorant assumption.

          • Frank Grimes

            And yet, it is true.

          • Cymond

            The assumption fits the man.

  • TJbrena

    Anybody know a place I can watch GitS? It’s been in my anime backlog for a while but it’s not on Crunchyroll or Netflix.

    • Burt Maclin

      Save your time and give it a pass. It is nothing but a visual circle-jerk with a mountain of undecipherable pseudo-philosophy masquerading as something that is “good” and “interesting”. If that is your sort of thing there are probably plenty of old DVD copies floating around for practically nothing. They mass-produced the hell out of them in the late 90’s/ early 2000’s.

      If you just want to watch a good gun-pr0n anime there are dozens of better options. Like the now almost 30-year-old Gunsmith Cats.

      • Anonymoose

        Or you could just watch stuff and not act as if you’re some kind of “ubermensch” because of what cartoons you watch, like the Eva, yaoi/yuri, UC Gundam, and Anti-Gundam crowds tend to do. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1b7b0ed45bc2787b408ab3e2487f589c628bfe9f530cb4e442551942e09c648a.jpg

        • Burt Maclin

          I apologize for having an opinion and expressing it. I will endeavor to be more milquetoast in the future.

          • ostiariusalpha

            Do whatever floats your boat, but you should know it is implicit that when you give out your opinion other people have every right to give you back a critique on just how stupid that opinion is.

    • Anonymoose

      I got a VHS to sell you.

    • Burt Maclin

      I just checked and it is on Hulu if you have that.

    • John

      Check your local library, they’ll have it or get it for you. GitS is considered a landmark anime, like Spirited Away or Dragonball.

  • Burt Maclin

    How on God’s green Earth did they take a gun that ALREADY looks like it’s from the future (the Tavor) and make it look like it was produced in an Brazilian home-made gun factory?

    • Jacen

      They could have just taken an F2000 and put a fake prop scope on it and it would have looked more like the ones they used in the TV series.

  • Jack

    A bunch of people got upset that they whitewashed the movie by using SJ as the lead… But doesn’t she actually look like the anime character?

    • Kamen Rider Blade

      Only in the Boobs / Body department. Otherwise, they completely are off base with the ethnicity.

      The real tragedy is that they could’ve set this in a future New York / LA, re make the background setting as a American Anti-Terrorist Task Force known as Section 9, and it would’ve worked with the same core plot points.

      • Keiichi

        I can’t seem to find the reference, but I believe either the original creator or original director is on record saying that the Major was always intended to be ethnically ambiguous… on account of having an entirely cyborg body.

        I personally don’t have a problem with her playing the Major – so long as the production value is high and they don’t dumb down the plot relative to the original.

        • Toxie

          This, in a nutshell. Just reserve judgment and wait and see. Having such strongly held pre-conceived notions means that for those that ALREADY hate it, it’s a self-fulfilling prophesy. I liked the original (and watched it the year it originally came out) and I think this has potential to be good too.

      • Jacen

        In the source material, it’s hinted that she might not actually be ethnically Japanese, just raised in Japan.

    • Anonymoose

      She looks nothing like any form of the Major. That round nose, that dopy stare, and those pouty lips just don’t match up. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/81bc52cedc7c59d2d756d46a4cb9a3d3fdcb86ce21d8bd9749384e2b0d525292.jpg

      • Keiichi

        The irony here being the fact that there are so many forms of the major… somehow this one isn’t acceptable?

        • Anonymoose

          Of course not.

        • rklk

          maybe the form doesn’t really match the setting/environment if you will. i dunno

      • Jack

        You’re right. If only SJ was a blonde, she might be able to pull off the white suit look.

        • Anonymoose

          And then no one would recognize her at all. She should have been cast as the Puppetmaster. I would have enjoyed watching ScarJo get hit by a truck.

    • Raginzerker

      I love how people expect them to find a person that looks like a cartoon character

      • Jack

        Quick glance at the profile shot provided in the article looks close enough that I wouldn’t think there was a change to the characters race. But I thought Greedo shooting first was genius.

        • Raginzerker

          I mean, probably as close as they are going to get

    • rklk

      funnily enough alot of that criticism didn’t even come from the anime community. Was picked up by the media (online and mainstream) and was way over blown.

    • iksnilol

      Not the whitewashing as much as just using the aesthetics and ignoring all about the original story and whatnot.

      If they used similar imagery and sold it as a generic sci-fi cyperbunk thriller, then okay. But not when they use the title and all.

  • Raginzerker

    Had no intrest in this movie till now…. because Scarlet Johansson is in it 😉

    • Anonymoose

      Congratulations for being their target demographic.

      • Raginzerker

        Thanks man

      • Raginzerker

        Still probably not going to watch

        • Anonymoose

          Oh, I thought you were saying ScarJo is what caused you to gain interest in this.

  • Badwolf
    • Zeropoint

      If you like those, you’ll love Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex for the awesome and yet incredibly cute crew of Tachikoma spider tanks. 🙂

      • AD

        Literally the only part of GITS that I ever really enjoyed was the Tachikomas. I guess I’m just not a big fan of existential drama or whatever.

        • Zeropoint

          Well, it’s okay for people to like different things and have different tastes. 🙂

      • Badwolf

        Yes I saw all the GitS films and tv series. But I don’t like the tachikomas, I don’t like cute. I like the large battle spider tanks.

  • James

    Came here for some Mateba pics… 🙁

  • Don Ward

    #REMOVE_ANIMEA!!!

    • Kevin Harron

      CURTIS LEMAY DID NO WRONG! 😛

  • I’ve been a fan of Ghost In The Shell since before the manga was officially translated, and boy howdy this movie looks like a flaming diaper pail.

  • Cymond

    I can’t shake the feeling that they merely copied the most iconic imagery, while completely discarding every significant aspect of the original story.

    • iksnilol

      That’s probably what they did 🙁

    • Uniform223

      A perfect example of what you just said…

      http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/the-last-airbender-2010/large_5kO6hVZrtBZ98VfpgHvwivjXgMg.jpg

      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/OjYV_w5yZ_M/maxresdefault.jpg

      http://cdn1-www.craveonline.com/assets/uploads/2016/09/Military-Meme-Guy.jpg

      the F-tard who directed this should have been publicly flogged, thrown into a public stock where fans of the show (like myself) should have been allowed to throw rotten fruit and vegetables as well as animal excrement at his face before being tarred and feathered. Than pass a universal law barring him from making anymore movies…

      I am so sick of Hollywood taking something GOOD and than finding a way to F it up as badly as Ann on King Kong’s… Okay that was going too far but you get where I am going with this.

      • Yeah, I really don’t get why people like Avatar so much. So help me, I tried watching it, and it’s a disjointed children’s cartoon that you need to be a six-year-old boy with ADD to enjoy.

        • Uniform223

          I respectfully disagree.

        • Jacen

          You need to watch the show. It might be for kids technically, but it’s got a lot of heart and apparently a lot of mature materials. War, politics, even mentions of the genocide of an entire people.

          • Yeah, but so does Kamen Raider Gaim, and that’s a show about magical fruit ninjas.

          • Uniform223

            It’s better than my little pony…

  • marine6680

    Too bad you don’t really like anime… Some of the best story lines I have seen come from anime.

    Black Lagoon, Psycho Pass, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, and many others… From Cyber Punk dystopias, to fantasy, to adventure… A wide range of good stories. Flawed heroes, sympathetic villains, betrayals and redemptions… So many people waiting impatiently for the next Walking Dead, and I’m here ignoring that crap and wishing for more Attack on Titan.

    Plus for gun nuts, on many of the shows, they are meticulous about drawing them accurately. There was one show where I knew what type of firearm the bad guy used, what brand ammo they used, and what brand cleaning products…

    Anime does have this thing where the first few episodes are where they find their footing, so its best to reserve judgement until at least one or two.

    Heck, there is a recent show that some have ragged on but I found interesting as a look at the horrors of modern warfare, by basically having a modern military force go against basically a medieval country, and just slaughter them, and the reactions of the medieval leaders to what they witness.

    Admittedly, there are a lot of shlock and fan service shows out there, that are mostly excuses to draw scantily clad women… But some shows have both good story and animated eye candy.

    Its a weird, yet wonderful medium, that has its share of problems, but I tend to find more compelling storytelling in anime on a much more consistent basis than domestic… Though, there is some new animated shows from the US that are offering very good stories.

    • Gate anime is very toned down from what the original material was. The author was a extreme Japanese nationalist

      • marine6680

        Neither fact surprises me, it’s a very gung ho kind of show.

      • Jacen

        I agree. The manga was so much better in terms of action and the violence.

        • crackedlenses

          The rape scenes were a bit too much, IMO. I personally thought that a middle ground between the violence/gore of the manga and the lack thereof of the anime would have served the anime better.

      • Jacen

        I bet you if Hollywood adapts it, Micheal Bay would do it because he’s the exact same mindset of the source material when it comes to Nationalism and praising the US military

    • ‘meticulous about drawing [guns] accurately’

      http://www.imfdb.org/images/4/43/Upotte_soldier.jpg

  • Reef Blastbody

    Wrong.
    In the context of the original Ghost In The Shell manga, the “ghost” is the soul/seat of consciousness. It’s the amalgamation of memories, emotions, experiences, and personality.

    the shell refers to the bodies that they inhabit. Given the near future setting of the show, this refers to the relatively common full cybernetic prosthetic bodies, like the one that Kusanagi’s brain is installed in.

    Given the characters they’ve cast so far, it’s apparent that they’ve at least briefly glanced at the various manga and watched both theatrical released movies (the original 1995 GITS and Innocence) and the Stand Alone Complex series, specifically season 2. The antagonist/foil to Kusanagi is Kuze, who only appeared in the Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig series.

    Problem with that is, the first 2 movies are directly related, i.e. Innocence takes place a few years after the events of Ghost In The Shell, where Kusanagi and Project 2501 merge and become a new, unique entity. Stand Alone Complex is a reboot of the franchise, where GITS and Innocence never happen, and Section 9 is tasked with tracking down the leadership of a domestic terrorist group comprised mainly of refugees from SE Asia from WW3, which ends up being Kuze, a former JSDF Peacekeeping Force cyborg who’s somehow enhanced his cyberbrain to allow massively parallel connectivity.

    Nowhere in the original franchise is Kusanagi ever singled out as “the only one of her kind”, i.e. a full cyborg. They’re commonplace, as are cybernetic interfaces, wireless/wired interfaces that allow direct neural connection to the global network (and hacking/being hacked) and cyberbrains, a procedure where the brain/spinal cord are encased in an armored life support system that allows swapping between different prosthetic bodies.

    From the looks of the trailers, I’m afraid Cymond’s comment below is going to prove prophetic: they’re reusing the iconic imagery established by the manga and anime, and throwing away any and all vestiges of the original plot. The only silver lining I can see is that Mamoru Oshii is directly involved, so I’ll wait and see.

    • kyphe

      “one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid” If this is the statement you are referring too it is wrong on many levels lol. You can not have a human cyborg hybrid, it is a redundant statement as a cyborg is already a human machine hybrid. The major has been described as having a unique bespoke body and in most of the versions of her history she becomes a full cyborg very young. This may make her the first person to go through childhood and puberty as a full cyborg meaning her neural development is thought to be different to a person who becomes a full cyborg as an adult. That is the general idea behind why she is considered special as far as I recall.

      I have zero hopes for this movie but I know I will watch it and hate myself for it lol

      • Reef Blastbody

        Yeah, that’s part of what gave me a bad feeling about the movie.

        In the original theatrical releases, Kusanagi’s origins are never really delved into.

        In Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig, she and Kuze were the 2 sole survivors of an airline crash, and were both grievously injured and orphaned, and were both given full cyberbrains and prosthetic bodies at an unusually young age, and had to endure operations to replace the cyberbrain cases as they grew up and so on.

        In the latest iteration ARISE, Kusasnagi’s parents were killed in a chemical weapons test or exposure to toxic chemicals, and she was delivered by C-section prematurely, and given a cyberbrain and prosthetic body.

        In both continuities, that’s the reason she’s so exceptional as an intelligence operative, she’s been a cyborg effectively her entire life, whereas everyone else (except Kuze in that continuity) were acclimated to their natural bodies, and either enhanced them piecemeal, or went to a full body prosthetic. In both instances, she went into government service mainly because she had no other choice if she wanted to keep her prosthetic body. She’d been a ward of the government, and had no independent finances to pay for a replacement body on her own.

  • Uniform223

    So if they were to make a Killzone movie would they use this as a Helghast assault rifle?

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/VHS-K21.png

    Funny thought. Has anyone ever noticed that the Helghast trooper looks a lot like the Panzer Cops in Jin-Roh?

    http://orig07.deviantart.net/2885/f/2009/191/6/8/helghast_soldier_by_unsane_fox.jpg

    http://images2.static-bluray.com/reviews/1297_5.jpg

    • Mazryonh

      The developers of Killzone could be taking inspiration from the same historical source that the creators of the Kerberos Panzer Cops saga did, which is the look someone wearing a German WWI Stahlhelm combined with a WWI German gas mask. It’s a look that’s both intimidating and quite practical.

      • Uniform223

        I remember watching a developer Q&A about Killzone 2 and the lead did say that when designing the Helghast troops and their world they took inspiration from Stalin and the Nazi regime.

  • yep

  • Squirreltakular

    Maybe the movie will never come out and we’ll always be able to appreciate how friggin awesome that trailer is. The Depeche Mode cover totally brings the 90s nostalgia on heavy.

  • Mazryonh

    You know how we’ll be able to tell whether this live-action adaptation is really successful? When the airsoft guns based on the guns of this movie become bestsellers.

    • Uniform223

      Lol that’s rich

    • Jacen

      They could have used actual Airsoft replicas of guns used in the Anime for this movie and they’d look more fitting

  • LazyReader

    Name one anime that was successfully adapted to a live action movie………………I rest my case

    • Uniform223

      Dragon ba… oh wait.

    • Parasyte, The Death Note movies, perhaps Attack On Titan.

  • Bill

    You’re welcome.

  • Jacen

    In the source material, it’s hinted that she might not actually be ethnically Japanese, just raised in Japan. The purpose of her character is that she doesn’t really identify herself as anything and being a full body cyborg, she can be whatever she wants.

  • Frank Grimes

    Patrick Swayze was a Ghost to, is that the same thing?

    • Warren Ellis

      In a sense maybe yes. If he was able to inhabit an object and not truly die or pass on, in a sense maybe he could be transhumanistic.

      • Frank Grimes

        He mostly did pottery.

  • marine6680

    hmmm… Interesting