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Ghost in the Shell (1995) More at IMDbPro »Kôkaku Kidôtai (original title)

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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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Director:
Writers:
Masamune Shirow (based on the manga by)
Kazunori Itô (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 March 1996 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
It found a voice... now it needs a body. See more »
Plot:
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Visually Stunning Anime for Adult Audiences See more (254 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Atsuko Tanaka ... Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Batou (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Togusa (voice)
Yutaka Nakano ... Ishikawa (voice)
Tamio Ôki ... Aramaki (voice)
Tesshô Genda ... Director Nakamura (voice)
Namaki Masakazu ... Dr.Willis (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)
Ginzô Matsuo ... Old Man (voice)
Takashi Matsuyama ... Terrorist (voice)
Sanryô Odaka ... Technician (voice)
Masamichi Satô ... Driver (voice)
Atsuko Hayashida ... Operator (voice)
Yûji Ueda ... Voice Communication (voice)
Toshiki Kameyama ... Sniper (voice)
Atsushi Goto ... Commander (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Kusanagi Girl (voice)
Iemasa Kayumi ... Puppet Master (voice)

Richard Epcar ... Batou (voice: English version) (as Richard George)
Mimi Woods ... Major Motoko Kusanagi (voice: English version)

William Knight ... Section 9 Department Chief Aramaki (voice: English version) (as William Frederick)
Tom Wyner ... Puppet Master (voice: English version) (as Abe Lasser)
Christopher Joyce ... Togusa (voice: English version)
Michael Sorich ... Ishikawa (voice: English version) (as Mike Sorich)
Simon Prescott ... Section 6 Department Chief Nakamura (voice: English version) (as Ben Isaacson)

Richard Cansino ... Mizuho Daita / Sniper Team (voice: English version) (as Steve Davis)
Phil Williams ... Dr. Willis (voice: English version)
Peter Spellos ... Bad Guy in Getaway Car (voice: English version) (as David Conrad)

Michael Forest ... Old Man (voice: English version) (as George Celik)
Kevin Seymour ... Garbage Collector A (voice: English version) (as Tom Carlton)
Doug Stone ... Garbage Collector B (voice: English version)
Steve Bulen ... Section 9 Staff Cyberneticist / Coroner (voice: English version)
Joe Romersa ... Crass Truck Driver (voice: English version) (as Joe Michaels)

Steve Blum ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Roger Canfield)
Lia Sargent ... Security Voice (voice: English version)
Wanda Nowicki ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Toni Burke)
Sam Sheffer ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Operator (voice: English version) (as Dorothy Gabriel)
Joan Mason ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Ben Parks ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Donald Salin ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Amy Wong ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Amy Wong)
Leo Gray ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Debra Rogers ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as S.J. Charvin)
Scott Prensor ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Meg Hamilton ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Stephen Apostolina ... Technician (voice: English version) (as Stephen Platt)
Gilbert Navarro ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Milton James ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Murray Williams)
Gina Connell ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Gloria Oldman ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Davis ... Diplomat (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Daran Norris ... EEG Cyberneticist (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Mike Reynolds ... Minister (voice: English version) (uncredited)

John Snyder ... Tsuan Gen Fang / Sniper Target Leader (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Kirk Thornton ... Helicopter Pilot (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Mamoru Oshii 
 
Writing credits
Masamune Shirow (based on the manga by)

Kazunori Itô (screenplay)

Produced by
Andy Frain .... executive producer
Laurence Guinness .... associate producer
Makoto Ibuki .... associate producer
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... producer
Ken Iyadomi .... producer
Ken Matsumoto .... producer
Teruo Miyahara .... executive producer
Yoshimasa Mizuo .... producer
Takashi Mogi .... executive producer
Yasushi Sukeof .... associate producer
Shigeru Watanabe .... executive producer
Hiroshi Yamazaki .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
 
Cinematography by
Hisao Shirai (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Shûichi Kakesu 
 
Production Design by
Takashi Watabe 
 
Art Direction by
Hiromasa Ogura 
 
Production Management
Ryuji Mitsumoto .... production manager
 
Art Department
Makiko Kojima .... ink and paint: Production I.G.
 
Sound Department
Arman Boyles .... sound mix assistant
Les Claypool III .... additional sound effects (as Les E. Claypool)
Les Claypool III .... post-production sound supervisor (as Les E. Claypool)
Sean England .... foley recordist (2008 special edition)
David C. Hughes .... sound effects editor (2008 special edition)
Shuji Inoue .... sound recording engineer
Kurt Kassulke .... re-recording mixer
Hironori Ono .... sound effects assistant
Paul Ratajczak .... re-recording mixer
Kazutoshi Satou .... sound effects
Randy Thom .... re-recording mixer (2008 special editon)
Randy Thom .... sound designer (2008 special editon)
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi .... sound director
Akira Yoda .... sound associate
Masatoshi Yokomizo .... sound associate
 
Special Effects by
Mutsu Murakami .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Tetsuo Kaneko .... opticals
Masao Shibata .... opticals
 
Animation Department
Masahiro Andô .... animator
Koichi Arai .... animator
Masatsugu Arakawa .... animator (as Shinji Arakawa)
Miho Asatani .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Hisashi Eguchi .... animator
Toyoaki Emura .... animator
Masumi Ezaki .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Satoi Fujiwara .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Keiko Hagimori .... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Hideki Hamazu .... animator
Takashi Hashimoto .... animator
Sachiyo Hiraide .... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Kazuya Hoshi .... animator
Katsuki Ikeda .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Seong-kim Im .... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Toshiyuki Inoue .... animator
Akiharu Ishii .... animator
Mitsuo Iso .... animator
Yoshiyuki Itô .... animator
Hiroyo Izumi .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Yûko Kami .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Shôji Kawamori .... mechanical designer
Kumiko Kawana .... animator
Hirotsugu Kawasaki .... animator
Moon-hee Kim .... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Soon-ah Kim .... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Yoon-sook Kim .... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Kazuchika Kise .... animator
Kazuchika Kise .... key animation supervisor
Kazuchika Kise .... layout artist
Kôji Komurakata .... animator
Yûko Koyama .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Jae-sook Lee .... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Seok-min Lee .... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Nobuko Mizuta .... cel checker
Namiko Mori .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Yasushi Muraki .... animator
Kayoko Nabeta .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Akiko Nagashima .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Mika Nakabayashi .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Rieko Nakai .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Tamaki Nakatsu .... assistant to animation director
Toshihiko Nishikubo .... animation director
Tensai Okamura .... animator
Hiroyuki Okiura .... animator
Hiroyuki Okiura .... character designer
Hiroyuki Okiura .... key animation supervisor
Hiroyuki Okiura .... layout artist
Tetsuhito Saitô .... animator
Mamoru Sasaki .... animator
Masahiro Satô .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Kanami Sekiguchi .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Mitsumi Shitani .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Yasumitsu Suetake .... layout artist
Itsuko Takeda .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Kyôko Taketani .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Atsushi Takeuchi .... animator
Atsushi Takeuchi .... layout artist
Atsushi Takeuchi .... mechanical designer
Yûichi Tanaka .... animator (as Yuichi Tanaka)
Manabu Tanzawa .... animator
Takashi Watabe .... background designer
Takashi Watabe .... layout artist
Keiko Watanabe .... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Sawako Yajima .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Yayoi Yamashita .... cel checker
Yoshio Yamazaki .... inbetween artist: Production IG
Miyako Yatsu .... animator
Masayuki Yoshiwara .... animator
Kumiko Yusa .... color setter
Hiroyoshi Ôkawa .... animator
Yasuhiro Ôshima .... animator (as Yasuhiro Ohshima)
 
Editorial Department
Hiroaki Hirabayashi .... color timer
Takeshi Imai .... assistant editor
Staci Vice .... assistant editor
Shigeyuki Yamamori .... assistant editor
Yayoi Ôtake .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Mamoru Akimoto .... production scheduler
Danielle Garnier .... publicity staff: publicity
Paul C. Halbert .... translator: English
Nobuhiro Hayashi .... translation coordinator
Mitsuo Iso .... weapons designer
Naoki Kanazawa .... video effects
Hirokazu Karasawa .... weapons advisor
Yumiko Katayama .... color section
Ayako Koike .... title designer
Megumi Maeda .... production scheduler
Yutaka Maseba .... translation coordinator
Mary Mason .... adr script
Haruo Mizuno .... production coordinator
Toru Nozaki .... advertising
Kikuo Nôtomi .... weapons advisor
Shuichi Satou .... color section
Kevin Seymour .... adr script (as Quint Lancaster)
Kevin Seymour .... voice director (as Quint Lancaster)
Teruhisa Tajima .... title designer
Shigeyuki Tsuchida .... video effects
Taro Yoshida .... translation coordinator
Taro Yoshida .... translator: English
Tomio Yoshioka .... international coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kôkaku Kidôtai" - Japan (original title)
"Armored Riot Police" - International (English title) (alternative title), USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
83 min
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Language:
Color:
Color | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby | Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:18A (Manitoba) (DVD rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) (re-rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-15 (re-rating) | Finland:K-12 (video rating) | France:12 | Germany:16 | Ireland:15 | Italy:T (re-rating) (video rating) | Italy:VM14 (video rating) | Japan:PG-12 | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:12 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:TV-14 (LVS) (TV rating) | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | USA:Not Rated (video rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Scarlet Johansson will play the major in the live action movie next year with the same title Ghost in the Shell (2017).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Title Card:In the near future: Corporate networks reach out to the stars, electrons and light flow throughout the universe. - The advance of computerisation, however, has not yet wiped out nations and ethnic groups.
Dispatcher:[on radio] To all units: Code 2-0-8 in district C-13, Newport City. Air space is closed. I repeat...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Big Hero 6 (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
The ShellSee more »

FAQ

In what year does GITS take place?
Are all humans in this future cybernized?
What are the differences between the Original Version and the 2.0 Version?
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40 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
A Visually Stunning Anime for Adult Audiences, 16 November 2003
Author: AMIO-PatricioMunoz from Toronto, Ontario

Wonderfully executed anime classic.

It is a darker anime tale aimed towards a more mature audience. I enjoyed the amazing realism of this film. The attention to detail is definitely enjoyable to see.

The DVD has a rather enjoyable documentary on the making of the film. Any fan will enjoy the structure and content of the documentary. It is quite informative on the process of making the film.

Like most Anime, there is a lot of character development and dialogue mixed with stunning visuals.

I think the most captivating element that this film has to offer is its creative "cinematography" and attention to detail. There are numerous memorable shots in this film.

This is not an anime for everybody. Attention to story is critical and I am guilty of rewinding certain areas just to keep up with the story.

Thankfully this is not a mindless science-fiction/anime tale filled with crazy action sequences. The Ghost in the Shell proves to be quite philosophical in nature by questioning the meaning of life.

I would love to venture deeper into this story and its message but I think it is better for you interpret it on your own.

Remember to watch this movie with your heart, not with your mind. Reflect on it later. This is the best way to enjoy this type of film.

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