In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.
Batô is a living cyborg. His whole body, even his arms and legs, are entirely man-made. What only remains are traces of his brain and the memories of a woman. In an era when the boundary between humans and machines has become infinitely vague, Humans have forgotten that they are humans. This is the debauchery of the lonesome ghost of a man, who nevertheless seeks to retain humanity. Innocence... Is what life is. Written by
Director and Writer 'Mamoru Oshî' put a basset hound in the picture because he is a fan of the breed and owns one himself. He makes a reference to his own basset hound, Gabriel, in the scene inside Batô's apartment where the dog figurine plays music. See more »
During the forensics examination, one of the computer screens misspells "research" as "RESAERCH". See more »
[referring to the grenades thrown by the thug]
Your little gifts exploded above my head. Even presuming they went off at their most lethal range, you think two grenades are going to off an armored cyborg? You insult me.
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One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
The artwork in this is simply gorgeous. It is without a doubt one of the most visually engaging animes ever created. From start to finish the animation is pure excellence.
The story focuses around a murder investigation. It quickly gets very strange and hard to follow as many animes seem to do. However, if you don't try to over analyze it, it is really just a cool sci-fi detective story. Some of the characters are continued from the first movie which is rewarding to those who have seen it, but won't confuse everyone else.
This is a beautiful anime that will be enjoyed by both long time anime fans, and even first time viewers.
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