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Ghost in the Shell (Kôkaku Kidôtai) (1995)

Ghost in the Shell
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Atsuko Tanaka Atsuko Tanaka
Motoko Kusanagi
Akio Ôtsuka Akio Ôtsuka
Batou
Akio Ohtsuka Akio Ohtsuka
Batou
Yutaka Nakano Yutaka Nakano
Ishikawa
Tamio Ôki Tamio Ôki
Aramaki
Tesshô Genda Tesshô Genda
Director Nakamura
Namaki Masakazu Namaki Masakazu
Dr. Willis


Written by
Kazunori Itô Kazunori Itô
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Innovative anime.

8 years, 11 months ago at Apr 23 3:26
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"And where does the newborn go from here? The net is vast and infinite."

Back when it was first released, Ghost in the Shell was looked upon as a thoroughly engaging and original piece of anime. Over 10 years on the film has lost next to none of its original impact.

But it's a shame the film is too convoluted, confusing, and rather boring at times too. I will admit t... read more

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From the very beginning, Ghost in the Shell promises to be something very special. The beautiful opening music sets the tone, emanating the futuristic, mystical quality that pervades the film. And for the next 85 mins it will put a spell over you and catapult you into its brilliantly realised vision.

The visuals are spectacular! Truly mesmerising. It's difficult not to be completel... read more

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2 years ago at Feb 25 9:22
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Great, smart and complex Sci-Fi story, which can be a little confusing, but never boring, about cyborg Motoko which asks herself what makes us human. Movie that deserves and requires deep thinking and multiple viewings. Anime that inspired The Matrix and got inspired by Blade Runner, so if you like those movies, you'll might wanna check out Ghost in the Shell (Kôkaku Kidôtai).
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A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.
Release date: 29 March 1996
UPC: 780063552929
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