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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Alternative Titles

English: Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Japanese: イノセンス


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 6, 2004
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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The heavily cyborged police officer Batou, newly partnered with the mostly-human Togusa after the disappearance of Major Motoko Kusanagi, is assigned to investigate a series of murders committed by prototype "sexaroids"—female androids created for sex.

(Source: ANN)


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Yamadera, Kouichi
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Kusanagi, Motoko
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Tanaka, Atsuko
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Aramaki, Daisuke
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Suzuki, Toshio
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Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
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Oshii, Mamoru
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Kusumi, Naoko
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Episode Director

Opening Theme

"Kugutsuuta ura mite chiru [Making of a Cyborg]" by Kenji Kawai

Ending Theme

"Follow Me" by Kimiko Itou (ending credits)

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Sep 14, 2015
I wish I could give different ratings for how much I liked specific concepts of this movie vs. how much I enjoyed watching it. (Hint: The first rating would be higher than the second)

GITS 2 delivers many of the great elements that have become common features of the GITS franchise:

- great animation with some frames that look so beautiful that you could print it out and hang it on your wall (although I didn't particularly like how the CGI parts fit into the rest of the animation)

- fascinating philosophical, existential, technological questions and concepts that are worth thinking about long after the movie has ended.

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Oct 23, 2008
No one can ever know to understand.
They can only hope to understand.

What is life, what means reality? Why does man pursue the creation of artificial life? Where do we draw the line between human and machine? What classifies the perfect species?

Ghost in the Shell: Innocence might very well fare as a compendium of philosophy due to the manifold questions it not only brings up but most often also provides the viewer with unique - maybe obscure at times - in any way thought-provoking arguments.

The movie depicts a state of cold surreality in an eerie and sterile environment. The distinction between the organic and read more
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Oct 2, 2015
What will happen, if you take original GiTS (1995) and strip it of flawless animation, good pacing, and magnificient lore? You get this.
Story. Too much philosophy, wrapped in mediocre detective. Comparing it to original, Innocence has no lore exploration, almoust no characer development, and instead focusing on a overly complicated philosofical ideas. 5-6/10
Art. GOD DAMN CGI!!! You were amazed by world, characters and action of 95's movie? You were jumping in your seat, when you saw oppening building of an cyborg? Too bad insead of that you get atrocious looking cgi backgrounds, cars, dolls and so on. Some places show, that director was so read more
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May 14, 2015
The story picks up some time after Ghost in the shell. The exact events leading up to Innocence are left in obscurity. What we do know is that after Kusanagi's existential meltdown. Our new star, burly biomechanical Batou (Kusanagi's former partner), investigates a series of murders caused by malfunctioning androids. As Batou digs deeper into this mystery, he slowly begins to uncover a conspiracy and the shocking identity of the source of these malfunctions is eventually revealed.

Art & Animation: 10/10
a large part of Innocence's appeal is in its appearance. The film is made of pure gorgeous. The characters are smoothly and realistically animated (particularly striking read more
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The artwork and colors were markedly similar between the two. Both make beautiful use of CG and blend it seamlessly with the normal animation. Both movies also contain very deep philosophical elements and excellent action/violent scenes. 
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Two quality sci-fi anime. Whereas Steins;Gate tackles the concept of time-travel, GitS 2: Innocence questions the ethics of making cyborgs/robots, and reveals the vulnerability of AI to hacking and viruses. While SG's plot is slightly stronger, GitS 2: Innocence makes for a more compact viewing, and the graphics are stunning for a 2004 anime. Since GitS 2 is reminiscent of a good old cop story, be prepared for some gunfights and explosions! 
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Both very well known in the CYBERPUNK genre where the future is both ruled by man and machine, whereas the borderline between human and machine remains it almost forgotten, from oldskool violent masterpiece short story (alita), to a one of a kind animation with 3-d elements masterpiece (ghost in the shell 2) 
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Both are cyberpunk, cult classic anime. They have a multi-layered storyline and deal with similar themes, while also raising some interesting philosophical questions. Akira is more action-oriented, while Ghost in the Shell 2 is more psychological. 
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