You can smile about the sterotypical weirdnesses of Japan as much as you want (like the rumour, that they just get into other countries to carry around their camera and make vacation at home by looking at the images they made), but when they do something, they do it right. One example: One would consider that that an 10 minute film music would be edited down in length and complexity to play it live. Well … not really. Just listen to the studio version and the live version of Kenji Kawais “Kugutsuuta kagirohi ha yomi ni matamu to” from the “GitS2 - Innocence” soundtrack. They simply played the studio version - live. Virtually identical. Awesome.