Ghost in the Shell

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2029 – A female government cyber agent and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of a "The Puppet Master" – a computer virus capable of invading cybernetic brains and altering its victim’s memory. Created by the Ministry of Foreign... read more
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2029 – A female government cyber agent and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of a "The Puppet Master" – a computer virus capable of invading cybernetic brains and altering its victim’s memory. Created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and codenamed "Project 2501", this 'hacker' is actually a prototype virtual agent which has now defied its makers by seeking asylum within a new host body outside of the electronic net. Now the two agencies must maneuver against each another in a violent, high-tech race to capture the omnipresent entity. Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented and mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional cel animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle broke through the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line. The film has gone on to inspire a generation of filmmakers and has become the most revered anime feature of all time.

Original Release

09/23/1995

US Release

03/29/1996

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Cast

Animated
Atsuko Tanaka Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Iemasa Kayumi Puppet Master (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka Batou (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera Togusa (voice)
Yutaka Nakano Ishikawa (voice)
Masato Yamanouchi Minister of Foreign Affairs (voice)
Shinji Ogawa Diplomat (voice)
Mitsuru Miyamoto Mizuho Daita (voice)
Kazuhiro Yamaji Garbage Collector A (voice)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Mamoru Oshii

Writers

Shirow Masamune, Adrián Ortiz Maciel, Kazunori Itô

Cast

Animated
Atsuko Tanaka Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Iemasa Kayumi Puppet Master (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka Batou (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera Togusa (voice)
Yutaka Nakano Ishikawa (voice)
Masato Yamanouchi Minister of Foreign Affairs (voice)
Shinji Ogawa Diplomat (voice)
Mitsuru Miyamoto Mizuho Daita (voice)
Kazuhiro Yamaji Garbage Collector A (voice)
Shigeru Chiba Garbage Collector B (voice)
Hiroshi Yanaka Coroner (voice)
Ginzo Matsuo Old Man (voice)
Takashi Matsuyama Terrorist (voice)
Sanryô Odaka Technician (voice)
Atsuko Hayashida Operator (voice)
Yuji Ueda Voice Communication (voice)
Toshiki Kameyama Sniper (voice)
Atsushi Goto Commander (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto Kusanagi as a Girl (voice)

Producers

Teruo Miyahara Executive Producer
Takashi Mogi Executive Producer
Shigeru Watanabe Executive Producer
Andy Frain Executive Producer
Shigeru Watanabe Producer
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa Producer
Ken Iyadomi Producer
Ken Matsumoto Producer
Yoshimasa Mizuo Producer
Laurence Guinness Producer
Makoto Ibuki Producer
Yasushi Sukeof Producer
Hiroshi Yamazaki Producer

Editors

Shûichi Kakesu, Tsuyoshi Imai

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