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Major Motoko Kusanagi (Character)
from Ghost in the Shell (1995)

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Ghost in the Shell -- A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

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Biography:
Major Motoko Kusanagi is the main protagonist in Masamune... See more »
Alternate Names:
Kusanagi / Kusanagi Girl / Motoko Kusanagi / The Major

Filmography

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  1. Ghost in the Shell (2017) Played by Scarlett Johansson (as The Major)

  2. Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (2015) Played by Maaya Sakamoto (as Motoko Kusanagi) / Elizabeth Maxwell (as Motoko Kusanagi)
    ... aka "Kôkaku Kidôtai" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "Ghost in the Shell" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
  3. "Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture" (2015) TV series Played by Maaya Sakamoto (as Motoko Kusanagi)
    ... aka "Koukaku Kidoutai Arise: Alternative Architecture" - Japan (original title)
  4. Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 4 - Ghost Stands Alone (2014) Played by Maaya Sakamoto (as Motoko Kusanagi) / Elizabeth Maxwell (as Motoko Kusanagi)
  5. Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 3 - Ghost Tears (2014) Played by Maaya Sakamoto (as Motoko Kusanagi) / Elizabeth Maxwell (as Motoko Kusanagi)
  6. Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 2 - Ghost Whisper (2013) Played by Maaya Sakamoto (as Motoko Kusanagi) / Elizabeth Maxwell (as Motoko Kusanagi)
  7. Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 1 - Ghost Pain (2013) Played by Maaya Sakamoto (as Motoko Kusanagi) / Elizabeth Maxwell (as Motoko Kusanagi)
  8. Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Solid State Society 3D (2011) Played by Atsuko Tanaka (as Motoko Kusanagi)
    ... aka "Kôkaku kidôtai S.A.C. Solid State Society 3D" - Japan (original title)

  9. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008) Played by Atsuko Tanaka (as Motoko Kusanagi) / Maaya Sakamoto (as Motoko Kusanagi) / Mimi Woods (as Motoko Kusanagi)
    ... aka "Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0" - Japan (original title)
  10. Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society (2006) (TV) Played by Atsuko Tanaka (as Motoko Kusanagi) / Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (as Motoko Kusanagi)
    ... aka "Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society" - Australia (imdb display title), Canada (English title) (imdb display title), Japan (English title) (imdb display title), USA (DVD title)
    ... aka "Ghost in the Shell 3" - USA (informal title)
    ... aka "Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
  11. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (2005) (V) Played by Alison Matthews / Atsuko Tanaka
    ... aka "Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand alone complex - The laughing man" - Japan (original title)
  12. Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG - Individual Eleven (2005) (V) Played by Alison Matthews / Atsuko Tanaka
    ... aka "Kôkaku kidôtai: S.A.C. 2nd GIG - Individual eleven" - Japan (original title)
  13. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004/I) Played by Atsuko Tanaka / Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (as Motoko Kusanagi)
    ... aka "Innocence" - Japan (original title)
    ... aka "Innocence: Ghost in the Shell" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
  14. "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex"
    ... aka "Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex" - Japan (original title)
    ... aka "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig" - USA (second season title)
        - Eraser (2003) TV episode, Played by Atsuko Tanaka / Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
        - Angels' Share (2003) TV episode, Played by Atsuko Tanaka
        - SA: Tachikoma Runs Away/The Movie Director's Dream - Escape From (2003) TV episode, Played by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
        - Stand Alone Complex (2003) TV episode, Played by Atsuko Tanaka / Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
        - Manekidori wa utau DECOY (2002) TV episode, Played by Atsuko Tanaka (as Motoko Kusanagi)
          (4 more)

  15. Ghost in the Shell (1995) Played by Mimi Woods / Maaya Sakamoto (as Kusanagi Girl) / Atsuko Tanaka (as Motoko Kusanagi)
    ... aka "Kôkaku Kidôtai" - Japan (original title)
    ... aka "Armored Riot Police" - International (English title) (alternative title), USA (alternative title)
Video-game:
  1. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2004) (VG) Played by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
    ... aka "Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex" - Japan (original title)

  2. Ghost in the Shell (1997) (VG) Played by Hiromi Tsuru / Mimi Woods
    ... aka "Kôkaku kidôtai" - Japan (original title)

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Quotes:
From "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Stand Alone Complex (#1.26)" (2003)
Laughing Man: I'll tell you. It was a simple piece of mail I stumbled across on the net that began the whole thing. What I'd found was a blackmail document that had probably been sent to Serano Genomics. It was armed with a thesis that was a comparative of the inadequacy of Serano micromachines versus the effectiveness of the Murai vaccine.
Major Motoko Kusanagi: Then the original Laughing Man was the person who authored it?
Laughing Man: You could put it like that, I suppose. "I am the machine that reveals the world to you as only I alone am able to see it."
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