I have the first 20 Eps on DVD, and think they are very good.
This one (Episode 21) was a bit hard to swallow, for many reasons:
- It's pretty much a two-parter with the previous one.
- The "Laughing Man" is starting to remind me more and more of
another being we've seen in the GITS movie...
- What's with the "Cyberbrain Sclerosis" angle? I didn't learn any
more about it from this episode.
On the plus side, you do get to see Section 9 at it's best. Calling out all of the androids was interesting, as was seeing them crash from overload (and getting on their backups) while Ishikawa uses men in the VR Sex parlors to backup the backup. Nice trick.