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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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7 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Impressive sequel to an anime cyberpunk classic 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
Shûichi Hirata  (as Shuichi Hirata)
 
Art Department
Sean Hargreaves .... concept artist
Shûichi Hirata .... art designer (as Shuichi Hirata)
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:
Much like how the original Ghost in the Shell movie used scenes and stories from several issues of the original manga (specifically issues 1, 3, 9 and 11), Ghost in the Shell 2 was inspired by issue 6, "Rondo".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:
[quote]
Bateau:"The less one forgets, the less one can remember."
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Soundtrack:
River of CrystalsSee 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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37 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Impressive sequel to an anime cyberpunk classic, 9 January 2005
Author: Sentinel-15 from Antwerp, Belgium

A new Japanese cyberpunk masterpiece that makes the original GiTS look primitive by comparison. Mamoru Oshii and his crew did a masterful job creating a worthy successor to their 1995 adaptation of Masamune Shirow's original manga.

As in the original movie – as well as in that other quintessential proto-cyberpunk movie, Blade Runner – the movie explores human nature in a world that is becoming more technological all the time, to a point where people ARE technology, the boundaries are rapidly fading away. What does it mean to be human? If we join with technology, would we become something else? Should we welcome it, or fear it? Will humanity lose or gain from the changes?

After the events of the first movie, Major Motoko Kusanagi has seemingly disappeared; focus of the second movie has shifted to Bateau, who is still working for the secret government "Section 9". This is by no means a bad thing, since Bateau is at least as interesting a character as Kusanagi ever was. Going beyond your basic cyberpunk cyborg tough guy with attitude, he is very intelligent, and has some nice human touches (like the dog he loves taking care of). At various points he and other characters routinely indulge in philosophical debate, often quoting literature, from Milton to biblical psalm verses. Just to say this isn't your typical sci-fi action movie, although there is some action, and when it comes, it's fast, brutal & violent.

The actual plot involves an incident with a sophisticated robotic "pleasure model", if you will, gone berserk. The investigation leads us through the darker parts of near-future Japanese society, including yakuza, companies with questionable ethics, and mysterious hackers.

Visually, the movie is stunningly beautiful, using a combination of traditional cell animation and state of the art CGI. Many of the movie's backgrounds are gorgeous to just look at; even dark and dirty back alleys are shown so rich in color and detail, you could gaze at them all day. Like in the first movie, Oshii lets the movie halt at times, immersing the viewer in the richly detailed world he created. Many of the computer screen readouts resemble those seen in Oshii's "Avalon" a lot – which again is not a bad thing, as they look both high-tech and yet elegant & artistic.

Last but not least, the music by Kenji Kawai is hauntingly beautiful, adding more layers to the sophisticated richness of it all.

I cannot recommend this movie highly enough. Anyone who likes science fiction, anyone who was blown away by movies such as Blade Runner and of course the first "Ghost in the Shell" (which you should see before watching this one) will enjoy this.

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