Koukaku Kidoutai 2.0

Ghost in the Shell 2.0

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Synonyms: GitS 2.0, Ghost in the Shell 2.0
Japanese: 攻殻機動隊2.0
English: Ghost in the Shell 2.0
German: Ghost in the Shell 2.0
Spanish: Ghost in the Shell 2.0
French: Ghost in the Shell 2.0
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2008
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 23 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.991 (scored by 3787037,870 users)
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Ranked: #5862
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Popularity: #1981
Members: 83,887
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Mamoru Oshii's first Ghost in the Shell cyberspace film will return to five Japanese theaters in an enhanced Ghost in the Shell 2.0 edition on July 12. The new edition will include new computer graphics and digital effects for some scenes and a reunion of most of the cast members for a new 6.1 surround sound recording. Academy-Award-winning sound mixer/editor Randy Thom (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, The Incredibles, The Right Stuff) has overseen the new soundtrack with Kenji Kawai's original music and a final mix that has been produced at Thom and Lucas Digital's Skywalker Sound studio in California.

In the new edition, the enigmatic Puppet Master character will be played by Yoshiko Sakakibara (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence's Harraway, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex's Prime Minister Yoko Kayabuki). Iemasa Kayumi (Giant Robo's Chief Chuujou Shizuo, RahXephon's Ernst Von Bähbem) played the role in the original edition.

The film will screen in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo. Not coincidentally, Oshii's latest film, The Sky Crawlers, will open one month after Ghost in the Shell 2.0 on August 2.

(Source: ANN)


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Kawai, Kenji
Shirow, Masamune
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"Making of a Cyborg" by Kenji Kawai

Ending Theme

"Reincarnation" by Kenji Kawai

Jul 31, 2008
dtshyk (All reviews)
They introduced a topnotch 3D CGI tech to the legendary anime, so there's no question about its quality. But viewers may feel uncomfortable with the discontinuity between the new full 3D CG and the original 2D scenes.

It's basically the same as the original one, but the change of Puppet Master's sex brought about slight changes in the voice actings and the atmosphere. Batou didn't show so much jealousy over the relationship between Motoko and the Puppet Master, and the fusion of the two gave a pure impression rather than a sexual association.

There are two full read more
Sep 9, 2009
Spunkie (All reviews)
I'll only go into revisional details assuming you haven't ever watched GITS and checking out which version to watch.

The major difference in 2.0 is the un-matrix-isation of it. GITS was a green movie, in revision it is shifted to a red hue. This makes it way more colorful than intented and a bit disrespectful to Oshii. The introduction sequence is mostly redesigned with 3D additions, it's quite good and gives the impression this will be a complete revision of the original (which is not the case). The credits Matrix copied over is completely taken out.

Lack of transition between newly introduced 3D with the old read more
Jun 22, 2013
kuity (All reviews)
As the second time watching GITS 2.0 after a period of about 3 years, I was pleasantly surprised to find that while I still remember most of the plot, the enjoyment has been in no way diminished.

The familiar feeling of having to keep up with the at-times blazingly fast action, while having to run individual characters' lines a few times through my head in order to process the intrigues that Section 9 was caught up with in the unfamiliar futuristic cyborg-dominated landscape described by Shirow Masamune, assailed me throughout the show, making me glad that I had the leisure of being able to replay scenes read more
Dec 15, 2018
megafat (All reviews)
WRITER’S NOTE: This review assumes that you’ve seen Ghost In the Shell (1995), as it simply focuses on the changes between the original film and this version.

Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is to Ghost in the Shell what the Special Editions are to Star Wars, and while GitS 2.0 is nowhere nearly as egregious as the Special Editions, it still feels like a pointless exercise in updating a previous work.

GitS 2.0 was released in 2008 in celebration for the release of The Sky Crawlers in theatres that same year, as a way for it’s director, Memoru Oshii, and studio Production I.G. to cross promote both read more

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