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: 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 8723787,237 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10122
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1427
Members: 161,608
Favorites: 1,040

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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.

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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


Sep 17, 2023
I've gotta say this one does a lot of things better than the original, thanks in part to it building off of it. The philosophical arguments proposed in this one are displayed in a much more conveying and interesting way, with the scene in the mansion in particular really blowing me away. This one was a bit more grounded as a buddy cop movie at its most basic providing a stable plot to keep it going but I found that the overall plot itself was less intriguing than the first but it more than makes up for it with the great action and great discussion ...
Jul 11, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Feels like a parody of the first one. The story is the same general "We have to catch this villain with mysterious motives" plotline that shows up in half of Oshii's movies, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Issue is, GitS and Patlabor 2 were a lot more interesting and I just watched both of those, and by comparison this just doesn't have the extra spice to make it stand out. Batou's the main character this time but he isn't nearly as interesting as the Major, and a solid 50% of the script is dedicated to quoting philosophy. You could ask Batou what he had ...
Dec 28, 2020
I thought the 1995 Ghost in the Shell movie was alright. It had a story that (eventually) made sense. People talked to each other in a way that could reasonably be considered realistic. The music had some variety. The visuals were pretty consistently decent looking.

Innocence has none of this. The story is terrible. What you read in the synopsis is the whole story. The answer to the question is given in the span of 30 seconds at the end of the movie. It was not interesting or exciting. The story is mostly delivered through long stretches of exposition where they drop 3+ names and 5 ...

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