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2017


'The Ghost In The Shell: Five New Short Stories'
A spry, classy set of riffs on the 'Ghost In The Shell' universe, drawing on characters we know and extrapolating from the setting at large, but newcomers to the franchise shouldn't make this their first outing with it
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2016


'Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie': Only New On The Outside
In the end, all the 'Ghost in the Shell: ARISE' continuity has done is lead us right back where we started
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2015


'Ghost In The Shell: ARISE: Border 4: ghost stands alone'
With all four installments of 'ARISE' in place, the whole of it adds up to a breathless but superficial ride, lacking the soul and personality that dignified its predecessors
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2014


'Ghost In The Shell: ARISE: Border 3: ghost tears'
Part three of 'ARISE' is an improvement on the first two installments, but the ineffable alchemy we saw before in the franchise still hasn't quite manifested itself
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'Ghost In The Shell: ARISE: Border 2: ghost whisper'
The second installment in the 'Ghost in the Shell: ARISE' series eschews insight and thematic complexity for straight-up action
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'Ghost In The Shell: ARISE: Border 1: ghost pain'
Even if 'ARISE' falls short of the heights of 'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex', it's still a model of ambition and vision for anime
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