Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

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Synonyms: Koukaku Kidoutai 2: Innocence
Japanese: イノセンス
English: Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
German: Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Spanish: Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
French: Ghost in The Shell 2: Innocence
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 6, 2004
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Award WinningAward Winning, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.781 (scored by 8802388,023 users)
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Ranked: #10412
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1445
Members: 163,639
Favorites: 1,050

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With Major Motoko Kusanagi missing, Section 9's Batou is assigned to investigate a string of gruesome murders—seemingly at the hands of faulty gynoids, or sex robots. But when a faulty gynoid leaves Batou a cryptic message, he begins to question the cause of their malfunctions. Suspicions of politically motivated murder and an illegal "ghost" quickly crop up, drawing Batou and his partner Togusa into a perilous web of conspiracy.

As their investigation goes on, the line between man and machine continues to blur, and reality and perception become indistinguishable. Confronting strange and dangerous foes, Batou and Togusa explore a futuristic world filled with machines and living dolls but utterly devoid of humanity.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Rather than directly adapting the source material like the previous film, Ghost in The Shell 2: Innocence instead is based on an idea present in one of the subplots from the original manga. Alongside the movie, there was a book published that served as a prequel to Innocence called After the Long Goodbye.

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004, and is so far the only anime to have been nominated for this prestigious award. It won the Feature Film Award in the 9th Animation Kobe Awards in 2004.

Characters & Voice Actors


Ootsuka, Akio


Yamadera, Kouichi

Kusanagi, Motoko

Tanaka, Atsuko

Aramaki, Daisuke



Nakano, Yutaka


Takenaka, Naoto


Sakakibara, Yoshiko

Crab Man




Arm Doctor



Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Producer, Planning
Morishita, Katsuji
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Follow Me" by Kimiko Itou


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 ...
Oct 31, 2017
Mixed Feelings
The Palme d'Or is one of the most prestigious awards in the world of film, coming from the highly respected Cannes Film Festival. For a film to get nominated for the prize is in and of itself a great merit that deserves praise. Within the few of several animated films that bring about a huge influential force within the industry and art itself, there's only been one Japanese animated film that was ever nominated for the said award.

Regarded as even more dense and rich in philosophical detail than its predecessor, Mamoru Oshii's follow-up to the widely successful Ghost in the Shell, Innocence, is a visual ...
Sep 5, 2011
GITS Innocence is very much spiritual successor to the original GITS film, at least in terms of presentation of storyline and interspersion of philosophy.

Innocence is a film that will appeal to some people, but others will either find the story too lacking or smothered with philosophical guff. To be perfectly honest I found the story to be extremely simplistic and shallow, there really isn't much depth here unless if you look to the quotation of classics or philosophy as depth. Almost all of the dialogue in the film is devoted to quotation, it becomes quite tedious after a while - not least because ...

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