Unironically one of my favourite rock songs of 2004.
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.
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:
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
Live performance off Kenji Kawai’s Cinema Symphony DVD. Even better live.