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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (I) (2004)
"Innocence" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  24 September 2004 (USA)
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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.



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Credited cast:
Akio Ôtsuka ...
Batô (voice)
Atsuko Tanaka ...
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Togusa (voice)
Tamio Ôki ...
Yutaka Nakano ...
Ishikawa (voice)
Kim (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gou Aoba ...
(voice) (as Go Aoba)
Eisuke Asakura ...
Koga / Lin (voice)
Rescued Girl (Animaze Dub) (voice)
Detective / Security 1 / Wakabayashi / Yakuza 1 (voice)
Joey D'Auria ...
Kim (voice)
Azuma (voice)
Forensics Chief (Animaze Dub) (voice)
Guard / Terrorist (voice)


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 Anonymous

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Release Date:

24 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$317,722 (USA) (17 September 2004)


$924,482 (USA) (29 October 2004)

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Follow Me
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Music by Joaquín Rodrigo (as J. Rodrigo)
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer (as H. Kretzmer) / Hal Shaper (as H. Shaper)
Ediciones Joaquin Rodrigo, Madrid
Arranged by Kenji Kawai
Sung by Kimiko Ito
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The first part was a lot better
5 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

To start with, the beginning of the movie and especially the technology and animations it is done with are a lot more advanced, which could be expected about 10 years after the first part was made. But the plot (in my opinion) can't hold up with it's predecessor and especially the last 2/3rds of this movie gets to be full of pseudo-philosophical BS where the two protagonists decide to quote "great men of history" about every 3rd spoken sentence (which surprisingly didn't happen in Part 1 a lot), which also kind of adds a lot of absurdity to it. Besides of that I also liked the character development in the first part a lot more.

All in all a pretty decent Anime, but not more than a 5/10 from me.

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