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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 6, 2004
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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action cyberpunk psychological sci-fi


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

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Prequel: Ghost in the Shell

Characters & Voice Actors

Otsuka, Akio
Otsuka, Akio
Epcar, Richard
Epcar, Richard
Yamadera, Kouichi
Yamadera, Kouichi
Freeman, Crispin
Freeman, Crispin
Nakano, Yutaka
Nakano, Yutaka
Hirata, Hiroaki
Hirata, Hiroaki


Suzuki, Toshio
Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Oshii, Mamoru
Kusumi, Naoko
Episode Director

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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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Jun 7, 2013
When Oshii directed the first Ghost in the Shell he didn't just adapted the original manga, but rather made from it something of its own. Whit the second movie, rather than to give something more accessible to the viewer, he made it into something even more personal.

It’s more of a standard story than that of the previous movie or the arc of the SAC series, it’s basically just a detective story that deals whit the exploitation of technology for sex. So, while a step back in this regard, it’s good that the animated franchise tries to deal whit cyber-punk themes from different perspectives. The read more
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Based on futuristic stories created by Shirou Masamune.
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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.

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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