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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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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
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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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Jun 1, 2013
Ghost in the Shell: Innocence, is the sequel to the movie Ghost in the Shell. It was released in 2004 by Production I.G, who are known for many other works, such as Psycho Pass and Guilty Crown.

Story: The story of GitS 2 doesn't depend on the first movie as much, as you might think considering it's something like a sequel. After the Major vanished, Batou and Togusa, are investigating a series of murders commited by Androids that kill their owners, before comitting suicide. The story is just as complex as the one of it's prequel, but a bit better to understand.

Characters: The characters are pretty read more
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Dec 29, 2007
Although a slighty confusing and very philosophical story, it flows very well and comes together seamlessly in the end. The animation was beautiful, fluid and lifelike. The CG blended well and made each frame stand out. An awesome soundtrack that set the mood very well. There was gradual character development but it just seemed to fill in where the first movie left off. Overall a very good anime but not a very accessible one. The story was very cryptic at times with a very serious undertone that require concentration. Not as much action but what it lacks makes up in atmosphere and detail. Watch if 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.
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!
Both feature stunning and detailed visuals, dark atmospheres, plenty of philosophical monologues and visual metaphors.
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)
Both share the cyberpunk atmosphere, dystopian surroundings and humanoid robots.
1. unique visualization of cyberspace (not much of it, but nevertheless)
2. occasionally grim atmosphere
3. Dimsdale-Boiled is somewhat reminiscent of the enigmatic terrorist leader Hideo Kuze from S.A.C. 2nd GIG or even Batou
4. non-rushed pace, occasional dialogues revealing life values
5. moments of intense action
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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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