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Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Koukaku Kidoutai
Japanese: 攻殻機動隊

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 18, 1995
Duration: 1 hr. 23 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.321 (scored by 69847 users)
Ranked: #2022
Popularity: #152
Members: 112,581
Favorites: 2,749
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action cyberpunk psychological sci-fi

Synopsis

In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster. The pursuit will call into question what makes a human and what is the Puppetmaster in a world where the distinction between human and machine is increasingly blurry.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ghost in the Shell
Alternative setting: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Sequel: Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Alternative version: Ghost in the Shell 2.0
Other: Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain

Characters & Voice Actors

Batou
Batou
Main
Otsuka, Akio
Japanese
Otsuka, Akio
Epcar, Richard
English
Epcar, Richard
...
Togusa
Togusa
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Ridolfo, Claudio
Italian
Ridolfo, Claudio
...
Project 2501
Project 2501
Main
Kayumi, Iemasa
Japanese
Kayumi, Iemasa
Wyner, Tom
English
Wyner, Tom
Kusanagi, Motoko
Kusanagi, Motoko
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Tanaka, Atsuko
Japanese
Tanaka, Atsuko
...

Staff

Watanabe, Shigeru
Producer
Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Producer
Oshii, Mamoru
Director
Ito, Kazunori
Script



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Jul 6, 2008
Firestorm2117
I just want to start off by saying that "Ghost In The Shell" loves to asks it's audience questions. What is it that makes us human? Is it the soul (refered to as 'ghosts' in this film)? Or is it flesh and bone? What happens when your memories can be erased and replaced like music on your iPod? If your body is entirely mechanical, can you still call yourself human? If your consciousness is active, yet your body is nowhere to be found, do you still exist?

Okay, I'm giving myself a headache. Let's get to the review.

Story
Cyborg cops battle an anonymous super-hacker who takes control read more
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Dec 20, 2013
KingFlabadingdon
Story- 9/10

Puppet Master: ‘’And can you offer me proof of your existence? How can you, when neither modern science nor philosophy can explain what life is?’’

The story and themes present in Ghost in the Shell (GitS) are both striking and very relevant. GitS takes place in a more than possible future world where cybernetics and AI have become a social norm. The amazing detail given to the universe and the true to life reflection of today’s society makes the themes in question incredibly applicable. The different opinions in GitS are argued with a certain potency and precision. The maturity and skill of the characters in read more
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Recommendations

Two cyberpunk classics, but with a slightly differant approach. While Akira is more action-oriented, Ghost in the Shell is more cerebral
Both are futuristic sci-fi stories with a lot of action and mechs.

Opening Theme

"Making of a Cyborg" Kenji Kawai

Ending Theme

Reincarnation by Kenji Kawai

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