Gotta love the Tachikomas. So often there are the youthful, inexperienced characters that are overly cutesy. In the world of Ghost in the Shell, this role is filled by the Tachikomas... who are spider-tanks. Brilliant, to mix so much adorable naivete with obvious lethality.
Just went thumbing through my favorites and saw this. I completely forgot about it. And I'm going to say what I no doubt said the first time I saw it...HOLY DAMN THAT'S GOOD! Really though, the detail on this is sick. Good job!
They're artificially intelligent tanks, that are at or near sentience. You know how anime shows tend to have almost annoyingly cute characters that are really naive and provide minor physical comedy? Tachikomas fill that role, except they're also badass tanks that look and move like spiders. Brilliantly designed characters.