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Ghost in the Shell (Kôkaku Kidôtai) (1995)

Ghost in the Shell
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8 IMDB rating

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Atsuko Tanaka

Atsuko Tanaka

Motoko Kusanagi
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

screenplay


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Innovative anime.

7 years, 2 months ago at Apr 23 3:26
3 votes
"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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4 months, 1 week ago at Feb 25 9:22
1 vote
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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3 years, 9 months ago at Sep 25 1:46
1 vote
Amazing aesthetically; Music and action scenes especially.
The Scifi is cyberpunk with a bit more classical science fiction. Plot and characters are good but the major's choice to accept needed more explanation.
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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
Anime (33), Animation (26), Cyberpunk (21), Sci-fi (21), Action (16), 1990s (12), 1995 (12), Japanese (12), Japan (11), Future (9), Thriller (7), Asian (7), Science Fiction (6), Cyborg (6), Manga (5), Dystopia (5), AI (4), Drama (4), Fantasy (3), Mamoru Oshii (3)
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