我應該按什麼順序觀看《殼牌》系列中的《鬼魂》?


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攻殼機動隊系列由幾部電影和動畫電視連續劇組成。

電視連續劇

電影:

對於完全不熟悉該系列的人,應該按照什麼順序觀看?(電影對動畫片系列是否還重要?)

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Chronological order in this case is perfect. Ghost in the Shell (movie, 1995) will introduce you to the Masamune Shirow's cyberpunk world and to the director Mamoru Oshii. Innocence (2004) will actualize the 1995 contents with the same director and then SAC (2005) will develop single relevant social and political aspects (e.g. the episode Automated Capitalism) deeply, describing a vivid world you can only partially understand without seeing previous works.


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Here's the order:

  • Ghost in the Shell (set in 2029) from 1995 or its 2008 remake Ghost in the Shell 2.0
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (set in 2030) - The Laughing Man, a feature-length OVA summary of S.A.C.
  • Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG (set in 2032) - Individual Eleven, a feature-length OVA which retells the events of S.A.C. 2nd GIG, altered to focus on both the Individual Eleven investigation and the relationship between Hideo Kuze and Motoko Kusanagi
  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (set in 2032)
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex − Solid State Society (set in 2034) from 2006 or 2011 in 3D
  • Ghost in the Shell: Arise OVA series (set in 2027). It's a prequel telling the origin story of Section 9 - Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture is a recompilation for television of Ghost in the Shell: Arise.
  • Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie is a movie set after Ghost in the Shell: Arise that is a continuation of the plot of the Pyrophoric Cult episode. The original movie's plot follows directly after this movie.
  • Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is the next and latest anime and follows all the other seirse for this anime series

The only unclear part is about where S.A.C. 2nd GIG and Innocence go in relation to each other, because they are both set in 2032. 2nd GIG is the second season of S.A.C. and should probably be watched directly after it.


The GitS movies, SAC-series and Arise OVA are all different interpretations of the source material/manga.

Ghost in the Shell/2.0 and Innocence are set in the same universe, and I would recommend to watch them first as they have the strongest story and production values.

The SAC-series has it's own separate universe and is more of a crime series where the movies are more philosophical.

The Arise OVA-series is also completely separate from both the movies and series, but somewhat serve as a spiritual prequel to both.


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There are actually two completely different continuities that aren't strictly compatible with each other, considering what happens with the Major.

Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell: Innocence are in a separate continuity. Watch these two first if you like movies better.

SAC and SAC 2nd Gig are basically season 1 and 2 of the TV series. Watch these two first if you like TV shows better. Solid State Society is a movie in the same continuity as the TV series set after both seasons. Laughing Man and Individual Eleven are actually just compilations of the "complex" episodes of SAC and SAC 2nd Gig, respectively. You don't need to watch it if you watch the entire seasons.

Arise is a prequel story to all of the above. It doesn't quite fit either existing continuity. It's a similar set of themes, but told in more of a miniseries approach that doesn't maintain a status quo between episodes. Watch this first if you like binge-ready streaming shows better.


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Watch the original movie first. Arise if you are young and need backstory and canonical chronological OCD. S.A.C is really great and if someone was on a time budget, watching this alone would justify the series and world that truly exposes corruption, future technology and potential criminal activity along with deep socio-political introspective. If you like The Newsroom and the fmv's of Metal Gear Solid, you will like S.A.C. 2nd gig was good too. Nothing beats the original. And Arise is a good modern adaption of the world. Plus sheds some light on Major's past.


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Personally, I think the following chronological timeline works best for story purposes and character arcs, but only if you ignore a few specific points, such as the dates specified in the films.

To me, it makes more sense as:

  • Ghost In The Shell: Arise
  • Ghost In The Shell (original or 2.0)
  • Ghost In The Shell: SAC - The Laughing Man
  • Ghost In The Shell: SAC, 2nd Gig - Individual Eleven
  • Ghost In The Shell: Innocence
  • Ghost In The Shell: Solid State Society

Yes, they're in 3 separate continuities, but they can basically work this way.