Ghost In The Shell T-Shirt – Or should I?
December 3, 2012 § Leave a comment
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been getting reacquainted with one of my favourite Japanese exports and one of the best animated shows ever. And therefore, we have a Ghost In The Shell T-Shirt.
The storyline, told through comic-books, films and television series, is set in the mid-21st century. Japan has survived two more world wars and finds itself at the technological cutting edge once again. Cyborg technology has come on in leaps and bounds and most humans now have cybernetic brains, and some have almost entirely prosthetic bodies. The Cyber-brain also allows net access at all times, and this has led to new types of crime and new types of criminal. Section 9, the brainchild of Mr Aramaki and led by Major Motoko Kusanagi, is a specialist anti-terror public security force. Armed with all the weaponry they could ever want, they hunt down the most troubling and fascinating criminals that the net has nurtured, or even created. That all lends to a very cool setting but what makes the films and television shows in particular so wonderful is the stunning art-direction and the expansive, philosophical dialogue. The very nature of existence is questioned throughout the story, and the superior look of the visuals makes for an always exciting experience. One of the main story lines focussed on the character of The Laughing Man – a name taken from Salinger – and on this t-shirt you’ll see the logo he became synonymous with. I’d tell you more, but I think you should give it a go for yourself. If nothing else, check out the films – well worth it.
This Laughing Man T-Shirt can be found at spreadshirt.com where it costs £20.20. Lots of colours and sizes S-XXL are available. Now go watch those movies! And the tv show! And other stuff!