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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 6, 2004
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.921 (scored by 55,128 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #6462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #700
Members: 95,200
Favorites: 665
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Synopsis

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

(Source: ANN)

Background

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Batou
Main
Ootsuka, Akio
Japanese
Togusa
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Kusanagi, Motoko
Supporting
Tanaka, Atsuko
Japanese
Aramaki, Daisuke
Supporting
Ishikawa
Supporting
Nakano, Yutaka
Japanese
Azuma
Supporting
Terasoma, Masaki
Japanese
Haraway
Supporting
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese
Koga
Supporting
Hirata, Hiroaki
Japanese
Lin
Supporting
Crab Man
Supporting

Staff



Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

"Follow Me" by Kimiko Itou (ending credits)




More reviewsReviews

Oct 23, 2008
Vurtox (All reviews)
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
Sep 5, 2011
Swaggletooth (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 29, 2007
anime_junkie (All reviews)
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
Jun 7, 2013
HiImAnAlien (All reviews)
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.

Story:
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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