Kanno Yoko/Scott Matthew – Dear John

Dear John - GitS SAC OST 3

Days of night slip through my mind
In a silent motionless sky
Paralyzed and motionless
All things falter
Somewhere back
I lost myself
So far deep inside of you
Everything’s become too much
So deep, so weak
Where did I go?

Images of falling light
Move across the hollow sky
I see movement after all
Calling, falling
Remember you’re not the only one
To feel this way, ’cause I’m one
Who has also had enough
So long, dear John
I’m gonna go

Unironically one of my favourite rock songs of 2004.

Ghost in the Shell: Arise Trailer

Ghost in the Shell ARISE Trailer [PV] 『攻殻機動隊ARISE』

First off, the Major’s new character design looks better animated. I still don’t like it, but it’s not a train wreck. What’s with the Kaneda cosplay though?

The soundtrack… pretty bland. Cornelius ain’t no Kawai Kenji or Kanno Yoko. Still, not something I’ll mind as long as it’s serviceable.

Overall, not optimistic.

Ghost in the Shell: Arise

A new Ghost in the Shell series has been announced. First reaction, “it’s about time!”. And then you see the character design of the Major on the official site. I don’t like it. Never mind Kamiyama Kenji (director of Stand Alone Complex) has confirmed he’s not involved in any capacity and Kanno Yoko isn’t handling the soundtrack. This collage should make it pretty clear why I’m not happy:

just LOOK at her
just LOOK at her

Kenji Kawai – Ghost in the Shell OST (Cinema Symphony)

Because I had danced, the beautiful lady was enchanted
Because I had danced, the shining moon echoed
Proposing marriage, the god shall descend
The night clears away and the chimera bird will sing

Kenji Kawai Cinema Symphony Ghost In The Shell OST YouTube

Live performance off Kenji Kawai’s Cinema Symphony DVD. Even better live.