The story takes place in 2061, 50 years after humanity developed the "Net society" that depended on information networks despite their security issues. To improve security, a new network called Meta Real Network — or "Metal" for short — was developed. People's personal memories are reduced to information and placed within "protected virtual stand-alone organic cyber enclaves" called bubble shells online. The result was a virtual "explosion" of creative freedom as people felt safe enough to explore instincts and desires on Metal that they would not otherwise explore in real life. This "friction" between the Metal's alluring lack of restrictions and rules-bound reality led to trouble and incidents that investigators known as "cyber divers" must handle. Masamichi Haru is one such cyber diver.
Genre: Science Fiction
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i'd like to see more before i come to a final opinion, but so far it looks interesting.
The real premise is one of my favorite serious themes -- ordinary people exploring a variant of reality. Wtih good character development this should be really intersting.
The more I re-watch this episode, the more I pick up on. A past-present plot with an elderly man resisting to be plugged into a human network somewhat reminiscant of The Matrix. Nature itself seems the be against this human network as the main character now old is determined to figure out what he say on the ocean floor many years before. Wonderful animation and production values as expected from I.G.
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very cool. I look foreward to seeing more of this.
Review Date: April 22, 27 & 29, 2008
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