What is, in your opinion, the ethnic appearance (if any) of the cybernetic body of Major Motoko Kusanagi, specifically in the 1995 Mamoru Oshii film, Ghost in the Shell?
- Japanese? Caucasian? Other? None?
- Please also state your own nationality/ethnicity for reference.
There has been a discussion about the recent Scarlett Johansson casting as The Major in Ghost in the Shell hollywood movie. Subsequently, people have been arguing whether Motoko's body is made to look asian or not.
So i wanted to ask mostly japanese people, as GITS is a japanese work, what is their opinion.
We're talking specifically about the Mamoru Oshii adaptation, simply because thats where her appearance is most divising - many western people think she looks caucasian, many others think she is japanese.
Her name is japanese, of course, but there is some question about whether her artificial body looks japanese or not.
So if you could state your opinion and add what your own nationality is (as anyone, not just japanese is free to comment)
You can write a longer explanation or comment on any related topic, in any language if you like but please try to type your basic answer in english. For example:
Motoko - japanese
Me - american / white