I should warn you that it makes many of the same pitfalls as modern animes (IE needlessly cute characters, and objectifying women). All of the characters are true to their film counterparts, but it also has more time for character development.
Thanks for the heads up!
I know it will probably take a little getting used to: the original GitS was so meditative and clean; major reasons why I was doubtful as to how it would translate into series form. At the same time, I do believe it was a manga (and therefore serialized to some extent) before it was a movie, so maybe “more complex” is its more natural form.
The sad thing is, I want to love so many animes, but 75% of the time so far, the ones I’ve loved have completely shit themselves at the end. Like.. great storylines and characters, then completely underwhelming wrap-ups. I’m looking at you, Samurai 7, Last Exile, Wolf’s Rain, East of Eden, Darker Than Black…
I’m just kidding on the last one, I just wish there was more.