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A Brief History of Anime

Another worthy film which spawned its own series worth mentioning is the highly influential Ghost in the Shell, an adult oriented, sci-fi spectacle that blended elements of post-cyberpunk with political intrigue and mystery. In its dystopian future, many members of the public possess cyberbrain technology that allows them to interface with a great mother brain. The heroine of the series is Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg who has received a full body prothesis after a devastating accident in her childhood. Her new body does make her powerful, but leaves her open to attacks from highly skilled hackers who use her as a pawn to fulfill their evil whims.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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