What is Ghost in the Shell?
The "shell" - the robot body used is a generic looking model, similar to what is on display here.
Look at this Japanese-created character. Blues eyes, no epicanthic fold, large nose, narrow face.
What 'race' is the Japanese artists depicting? If any at all, considering it's an artificial body.
|Ok, ScarJo's nose is a bit bigger, but danged if she doesn't capture the look. Also, I want to have her babies.|
Compare that to the real features of ethnically Japanese women...
Examine the skin tone, relatively round face, dark eyes.
Please go to YouTube and give the creator a like if you enjoyed their video - also, notice the clash between a 'Japanese' appearance ( their shell) and a 'Japanese' cultural identity (their ghost).
This is one of the key elements of "The ghost in the shell". One of the key points is that the shell is a distraction - it's what's inside that matters. In fact, in the anime, she changes shells, inhabiting a body designed to look like a child, and I think a man's body as well.
The shell is a distraction. Focus on the ghost!
What does it mean to be Japanese?