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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence -- In the year 2032, Bat�, 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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Director:
Writers:
Masamune Shirow (comic "Koukaku-Kidoutai")
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Release Date:
6 March 2004 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Sore wa inotchi innosensu ('Innocence is Life') See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Visually Revolutionary, Even if the Plot is Murky See more (95 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Batô (voice)
Atsuko Tanaka ... Major Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Togusa (voice)
Tamio Ôki ... Section 9 Department Chief Aramaki (voice)
Yutaka Nakano ... Ishikawa (voice)

Naoto Takenaka ... Kim (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gou Aoba ... (voice) (as Go Aoba)
Eisuke Asakura ... (voice)

Robert Axelrod ... Koga / Lin (voice: English version)

Laura Bailey ... Rescued Girl (voice: English version)

Richard Cansino ... Man / Security 1 / Wakabayashi / Yakuza 1 (voice: English version)
Joey D'Auria ... Kim (voice: English version)

Erik Davies ... Azuma (voice: English version)

Loy Edge ... Forensics Chief (voice: English version)

Stoney Emshwiller ... Guard / Terrorist (voice)

Richard Epcar ... Batou (voice: English version)

Sandy Fox ... Togusa's Daughter (voice: English version)

Crispin Freeman ... Togusa (voice: English version)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ... (voice)
Emiko Fuku ... (voice)

Barbara Goodson ... Coroner Haraway (voice: English version)
Masao Harada ... (voice)

Kyle Hebert ... Detective (voice: English version)
Minoru Hirano ... (voice)
Hiroaki Hirata ... Koga (voice)
Katsunosuke Hori ... (voice)
Sukekiyo Kameyama ... (voice)
Eriko Kigawa ... (voice)
Hiroyuki Kinosha ... (voice) (as Hiroyuki Kinoshita)
Shuji Kishida ... (voice)
William Knight ... Aramaki (voice: English version) (as William Frederick Knight)
Steve Kramer ... Detective / Security 4 / Security 5 (voice: English version)

Sherry Lynn ... Gynoid / Rescued Girl (voice: English version)
Michael McCarty ... Ishikawa (voice: English version)

Michael McConnohie ... Forensics Man / Forensics Staff / Section 9 Member / Security 3 (voice: English version)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Motoko Kusanagi (voice: English version)
Kenichi Mochizuki ... (voice)
Sumi Mutoh ... On'na no ko (voice)
Ryûji Nakagi ... (voice)
Yasushi Niko ... (voice)
Bob Papenbrook ... Crab Man / Cyborg Dr. / Underwater Cyborg / Yakuza 2 (voice: English version)
Joe Romersa ... Crab Man / Undersea Cyborg Escort (voice: English version)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Haraway (voice)

Fred Sanders ... Koga (voice: English version)

Stephanie Sheh ... Dispatcher / Girl (voice: English version)

Roger Craig Smith ... Section 9 Operator Voice (voice: English version)

John Snyder ... Cyborg Arm Doctor (voice: English version)

Ellyn Stern ... Haraway (voice: English version)
Doug Stone ... Lin (voice: English version)

Terrence Stone ... Forensics Chief / Pilot / Security 2 / Shop Owner / Yakuza 3 (voice: English version)
Yu Sugimoto ... (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... (voice)
Masaki Terasoma ... Azuma (voice)
David Vincent ... Detective / 909 Dispatcher / Yakuza 1 (voice: English version) (as David Earnest)
Akino Watanabe ... (voice)

Travis Willingham ... Kim (voice)
Mr. X ... Yakuza 4 (voice: English version)
Makoto Yasumura ... (voice)

Directed by
Mamoru Oshii 
 
Writing credits
Masamune Shirow (comic "Koukaku-Kidoutai")

Mamoru Oshii (screenplay)

Richard Epcar  english version

Produced by
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... producer
Ryuji Mitsumoto .... line producer
Toshio Suzuki .... producer
Maki Terashima-Furuta .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
 
Cinematography by
Miki Sakuma 
 
Film Editing by
Sachiko Miki 
Chihiro Nakano 
Junichi Uematsu 
 
Production Design by
Yohei Taneda 
 
Art Direction by
Shuichi Hirata 
 
Art Department
Sean Hargreaves .... concept artist
Shuichi Hirata .... art designer
Shinsuke Kojima .... assistant production designer
Rio Kono .... assistant art director
Takashi Watabe .... art designer
 
Sound Department
Phil Brewster .... sound re-recording mixer
Travis Crenshaw .... foley recordist
Aren Downie .... assistant sound editor
Will Files .... assistant sound designer
Scott Guitteau .... sound effects editor
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Shuji Inoue .... mixing supervisor
Brian Magerkurth .... sound re-recordist (as Brian D. Magerkurth)
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley mixer
Tom Myers .... co-sound designer
Noboru Nishio .... digital optical recordist
Jonathan Null .... foley editor
Juan Peralta .... sound mix technician
Michael Semanick .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Slanec .... assistant sound editor
Randy Thom .... sound designer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi .... recording supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Hiroyuki Hayashi .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Hisashi Ezura .... visual effects supervisor
Masahiko Hirano .... visual effects (3DCGI: IKIF+)
 
Animation Department
Kazunori Akiyama .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Masashi Ando .... key animator
Katsushi Aoki .... background artist
Koichi Arai .... key animator
Yukio Araie .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Kyoji Asano .... key animator (as Kyouzi Asano in English credits)
Eri Baba .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Kaori Fujii .... inbetween animator: Studio Ghibli
Akihito Fujimori .... background artist
Shigeru Fujita .... key animator
Kazuyo Hasegawa .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Shinji Hashimoto .... key animator
Takayuki Hida .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Tadashi Hiramatsu .... key animator
Shunsuke Hirota .... inbetween animator: Studio Ghibli
Takeshi Honda .... key animator
Hiroyuki Horiuchi .... key animator
Yumi Hunamoto .... inbetween animator: Studio Cockpit (as Yumi Funamoto in English credits)
Chieko Ichimanda .... assistant inbetween animation checker
Junko Ina .... background artist
Ei Inoue .... key animator
Toshiyuki Inoue .... key animator
Yukimi Isozaki .... inbetween animator: Wonbat
Hidetsugu Ito .... key animator
Nobutaka Ito .... key animator
Yoshiyuki Itô .... key animator
Soung Jee-Hee .... inbetween animator: DR Movie
Masatoshi Kai .... background artist
Tsutomu Kaichi .... inbetween animator: Studio Ghibli (as Tsutomu Kaiuchi in English credits)
Kanta Kamei .... key animator
Keiko Kato .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Toshio Kawaguchi .... key animator
Katsuya Kikuchi .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Jung-hee Kim .... inbetween animator: DR Movie (as Kim Jung-Hee in English credits)
Mika Kinoshita .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Kazuchika Kise .... key animator
Kazuchika Kise .... supervising animator
Atataka Komatsu .... inbetween animator: Anime R
Daizen Komatsuda .... key animator
Ken'ichi Konishi .... key animator
Masahiro Kubota .... background artist
Yasutaka Kubota .... key animator
Kazuhiro Kudou .... assistant inbetween animation checker
Satoshi Kuroda .... background artist
Yumi Kuroiwa .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Justin Leach .... technical animator
Dong-Kyu Lee .... inbetween animator: DR Movie
Jeong-eun Lee .... inbetween animator: DR Movie (as Lee Jeong-Eun in English credits)
Asuka Manabe .... inbetween animator: Anime R
Masahiro Matsushita .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Yoshio Mizumura .... car designer
Yoshio Mizumura .... key animator
Hiroyuki Morita .... key animator
Satsuki Muramatsu .... inbetween animator: Studio Cockpit
Akiko Nagashima .... key animator (as Meiko Nagashima in English credits)
Yumi Nakagawa .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Yosuke Nakajima .... inbetween animator: Anime R
Yuki Nakajima .... key animator
Goki Nakamura .... background artist (as Hideki Nakamura in English credits)
Mitsunobu Nakamura .... key animator (as Mitsunori Nakamura in English credits)
Shouko Nakamura .... key animator (as Shohoko Nakamura in English credits)
Yasuhiro Nakura .... key animator
Masato Nishikawa .... inbetween animator: Anime R
Junko Nishimura .... inbetween animation checker
Tetsuya Nishio .... key animator
Tetsuya Nishio .... sub character designer
Tetsuya Nishio .... supervising animator
Tetsuya Nishio .... weaponry designer
Maiko Nogami .... assistant inbetween animation checker
Minori Noguchi .... inbetween animator: Studio Ghibli
Hiromasa Ogura .... background artist
Kenji Ogura .... 3D background artist
Tôru Ohkubo .... key animator (as Toru Ohkubo in English credits)
Hiroyuki Okiura .... character designer
Hiroyuki Okiura .... key animator
Hiroyuki Okiura .... supervising animator
Sachiko Okumura .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Daiki Ono .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Mitsunao Onogi .... inbetween animator: Wonbat
Fuminori Sahara .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Kotoe Saitou .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Reiko Sakai .... assistant inbetween animation checker
Chikako Sasagawa .... inbetween animator: Studio Ghibli
Kenji Satou .... 3D background artist
Hitomi Satô .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Naruhito Sekikawa .... inbetween animator: Production I.G (as Narihito Sekikawa in English credits)
Keiko Shimizu .... key animator
Manabu Shimizu .... inbetween animator: Wonbat
Naoyoshi Shiotani .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Tomoko Sugeta .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Yoko Sugita .... inbetween animator: Wonbat
Yûko Sugiyama .... background artist
Mariko Suzuki .... inbetween animator: Studio Ghibli
Masaharu Tada .... key animator (as Masagi Tada in English credits)
Mizuka Takahashi .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Yohei Takamatsu .... background artist
Atsushi Takeuchi .... key animator
Atsushi Takeuchi .... layout artist
Atsushi Takeuchi .... mechanical designer
Shiho Takeuchi .... key animator
Junichi Taniguchi .... background artist
Rieko Tsuji .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Chinatsu Ueno .... inbetween animator: Studio Cockpit
Tomoko Utsumi .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Satoru Utsunomiya .... key animator
Takashi Watabe .... layout artist
Yukie Watanabe .... inbetween animator: Studio Cockpit
Theresia Whinkler .... key animator
Toshiyuki Yahagi .... key animator
Akira Yamagawa .... background artist (as Akira Yamakawa in English credits)
Mariko Yamamoto .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Masahito Yamashita .... key animator
Shin'ichi Yokota .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Kazue Yoshida .... assistant inbetween animation checker
Shin'ya Ôhira .... key animator
 
Other crew
Richard Epcar .... voice director
Taku Komaya .... production researcher
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Innocence" - Japan (original title)
"Innocence: Ghost in the Shell" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and brief language
Runtime:
100 min
Country:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This is the first ever anime film to be nominated for the Palme d'Or in the Cannes International Film Festival in 2004. It is the 6th animated film to enter the competition at Cannes.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During the forensics examination, one of the computer screens misspells "research" as "RESAERCH".See more »
Quotes:
Bateau:When dialog fails, it's time for violenceSee more »
Movie Connections:
References First Blood (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
Follow MeSee more »

FAQ

What year does this sequel take place?
How come all the cars in this movie have a classic design?
How come there's Chinese writing on the signs instead of Japanese Kanji?
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29 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Visually Revolutionary, Even if the Plot is Murky, 16 October 2004
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

On the surface this is the story of an investigation of sex bots that kill, in reality this is an examination of what it means to be alive and to experience the world. Its a head trip.

I'm finding it hard to express what I feel about this film. Visually this film pushes animation and visual story telling to new places. I know that some of the look of this film can be found in video games but never has the current state of art on many levels been brought together to rattle, nay destroy, the cage of the status quo. Much of this film had my jaw hanging open, often with tears welling up at the beauty of the imagery. This film rocks and then some. The computer generated worlds of Immortel and Sky Captain are blown away by the magic worked here.

The plot is too murky. Frankly, I was lost half way into the movie as to what the plot was, however I was seriously getting off on the visuals and most of all the ideas that were being batted about. How do we know whats real and what isn't? This film makes it very clear that we can never know, nor can we know what it is to be alive. Certainly not all of it works but enough does, and all I can say is wow.

I have no idea how to adequately rate this film. I'm sure some people will find it form over substance and others will think little of the visuals. Me they rocked my world and I gave it a 9 out of 10, but I'll add that your mileage may vary.

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