Ghost in the Shell ★★★★

Some heavy Blade Runner vibes in this, in a good way. The whole thing is very profound and heady. Sometimes it feels a bit forced – especially with the mediocre voice acting in the English version I watched – like a high school student trying to prove they have Deep Thoughts. But mostly it’s quite effective and blends well with the moody scenery of the city in the rain. I can’t think of many animations that spend as much time on contemplative atmospheric shots.