Living under the pale of current health care crisis in the U.S., coupled with collapsed state budgets Kamiyama’s sci-fi paranoia stories about gerontocracies seems relevant far beyond Japan’s shores.
But don’t let all this political talk get you down. Eden of the East and the Ghost in the Shell TV series are well worth your time because of all the sweet CG-laced action scenes.
Pssh. At least the stuff in Bleach is interesting enough to hold my attention for longer than 2 minutes.
EDIT: Besides, everybody knows Ghost in the Shell is just a side thing Shirow Masamune does when he isn’t busy drawing underage tentacle surprise sex porn.