Motoko "Major" Kusanagi

Motoko Kusanagi

Animeography
Ghost in the Shell
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Tachikoma na Hibi
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG - Individual Eleven
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man
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Ghost in the Shell 2.0
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Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain
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Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Another Mission
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Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:2 Ghost Whispers
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Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:3 Ghost Tears
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Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:4 Ghost Stands Alone
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Ghost in the Shell: Nyuumon Arise
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Ghost in the Shell (2015)
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Ghost in the Shell Arise Episode: [.jp]
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Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture
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Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie Virtual Reality Diver
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Mangaography
Koukaku Kidoutai: The Ghost in the Shell
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Koukaku Kidoutai 2: Manmachine Interface
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Koukaku Kidoutai 1.5: Human-Error Processer
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Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex
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Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex
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Koukaku Kidoutai: Arise - Sleepless Eye
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Motoko Kusanagi (草薙 素子)
Height: 5'6"

Motoko Kusanagi is the mysterious, even enigmatic woman who has led a group of SpecOps for years, and was recruited by Aramaki to work for Section 9. Almost nothing is known about her, her origins, birthdate, etc. She could not be older than 60 or so, since the widespread use of full-cyborgization was not in use until then. She was fully cyborged at a very young age and as she "grew" she went through a series of artificial bodies. This, more than anything, likely contributed to her great ease at controlling cyborg bodies of various types, even multiple at the same time.

More mysterious is her incredible ability as a hacker, as she is equally at ease in a cyborg body as she is without one while diving the net; she is also officially registered as a Super Wizard Class Hacker. Her romantic life does not officially involve anybody in the Stand Alone Complex series; however, in the original manga she is bisexual and dates the leader of Section 1 for some time.


Whatever her age, Major Kusanagi now prefers the body of a 20-something woman. She is most often identifiable by her short violet hair and violet eyes in her Stand Alone Complex design. Her Arise design features her with short, indigo hair and blue eyes and features the Major at a younger age as she fights for her autonomy from Unit 501 of the Army.

Voice Actors
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Tanaka, Atsuko
Japanese
McGlynn, Mary Elizabeth
English
Bizot, Hélène
French
Matthews, Alison
English
Woods, Mimi
English
Patruno, Stefania
Italian
Marquitan, Christin
German
Santisteban, Noeli
Brazilian
Zsigmond, Tamara
Hungarian
Jeong, Mi Sook
Korean
Kwan, Andrea
English
Calvell, Carmen
Spanish
García Valero, Concha
Spanish
Maxwell, Elizabeth
English
Willer, Gaby
Spanish
Korompay, Alessandra
Italian
Avallone, Silvia
Italian


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