Koukaku Kidoutai 2.0


Ghost in the Shell 2.0

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Alternative Titles

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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Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2008
Producers: Bandai Visual, Kodansha
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

Statistics

Score: 7.981 (scored by 3971439,714 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2257
Members: 89,016
Favorites: 238

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Synopsis

Set in the year 2029 and following World Wars III and IV, a Japanese-led Asian block dominates world affairs. The alliance maintains its international supremacy through its elite security force whose cybernetically enhanced operatives tackle an array of hi-tech terrorists and other threats to international security. These augmented agents can "ghost hack" (i.e., download their consciousness) via the now omnipresent internet into other machines and human/machine cross breeds.

Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cybernetically augmented female agent, has been tracking a virtual entity known as the Puppet Master with her crack squad of security agents. The shape-shifting Puppet Master, a rogue creation of a rival agency of the security apparatus, has concluded that it is a life form in its own right, "born in sea of information," and requested political asylum and true physical existence in defiance of its creators.

(Source: Manga Entertainment, edited)

Background

Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a remade version of the 1995 movie made to commemorate the release of The Sky Crawlers, which opened the following month. The new edition replaced Iemasa Kayumi (Giant Robo's Chief Chuujou Shizuo, RahXephon's Ernst Von Bähbem) with Yoshiko Sakakibara (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence's Harraway, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex's Prime Minister Yoko Kayabuki) as the enigmatic Puppet Master and reunited majority of the cast from the original movie for a new 6.1 surround sound recording.

The animation was reproduced using new computer graphics and digital effects. Randy Thom of Skywalker Sound (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence) oversaw the new soundtrack, which included original music by Kenji Kawai as well as a final mix.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Ishii, Tomohiko
Producer
Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Storyboard


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"Making of a Cyborg" by Kenji Kawai
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Ending Theme

"Reincarnation" by Kenji Kawai




Reviews

Jul 16, 2023
Not to be confused with Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence, Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is an attempt to remaster/modernize the original Ghost in the Shell movie, therefore I won't focus on the overall quality of the movie just on the changes that 2.0 may add or subtract from the original which is one of the greatest cinematic achievements in anime.

Take these observations from someone who loves the original and watched both versions at the same time alternating between them every 5 to 10 minutes to compare them both.

This version does not change absolutely anything in terms of dialogue and scenes. Nothing was ...
Aug 10, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a 2008 reproduction of the 1990s cyberpunk anime film of the same name directed by Mamoru Oshii and created by Masamune Shirow. I’ll be approaching this review on providing my thoughts of this reproduction and providing fresh thoughts on the film after having last seen the original 1995 film back in the 2000s.

Far as the reproduction element of this film goes, it largely feels like a gimmick to me for the most part. While enhancing most of the original visuals for digital film, some key scenes in the film are animated in 3DCG and a few scenes with digital ...
Jul 12, 2021
This project seems like a surreal, highly coordinated, and well-funded attempt to marginally annoy people.

Imagine your favorite movie. Now imagine that the studio that created it decides to rerelease a new version of it. Now suppose that the only thing they do is replace about 10% of the best scenes with weird 2000’s cgi versions of the previous scenes.

Is the movie completely ruined? Not completely, no.
Did any of the changes improve the movie in any sense? No.
Is there any benefit at all in seeing this 2.0 version? No.
Can you still watch and enjoy the original? Yes

It’s such a strange decision to replace some of ...

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