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Release Date:
23 November 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »
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A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Atsuko Tanaka ... Motoko Kusanagi / Kuroma (voice)
Osamu Saka ... Daisuke Aramaki (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Batou (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Togusa (voice)
Yutaka Nakano ... Ishikawa (voice)
Tôru Ohkawa ... Saito (voice)
Takashi Onozuka ... Paz (voice)
Taro Yamaguchi ... Borma (voice)
Sakiko Tamagawa ... Tachikoma (voice)
Oki Sugiyama ... Proto (voice)
Masahiro Ogata ... Azuma (voice)
Eri Oono ... Operator (voice)
Eiji Sekiguchi ... Akafuku (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Kayabuki (voice)
Tesshô Genda ... Nakamura Bucho (voice)
Taimei Suzuki ... Kubota (voice)
Keisuke Ishida ... Munei (voice)
Masuo Amada ... Ka Gae-Ru (voice)
Ken Uo ... Ma Shaba (voice)
Mantarô Iwao ... Raj Poot (voice)
Nana Yamaguchi ... Togusa Musume (voice)
Kazuya Tatekabe ... Tonoda (voice)
Yûya Uchida ... Koshiki (voice)
Eiji Maruyama ... Rojin (voice)
Tarusuke Shingaki ... Higaki (voice)
Tôru Nara ... Soga (voice)
Tomomi Watanabe ... Musen (voice)
Tsuguo Mogami ... Kenkei (voice)
Atsushi Ono ... Cyborg (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Buchholz ... Paz (voice: English version) (as Robert Buchholz)

Erik Davies ... Azuma (voice)

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

Crispin Freeman ... Togusa (voice: English version)
William Knight ... Daisuke Aramaki (voice: English version)
Mona Marshall ... Child - Episode 'Portraitz' (voice: English version)
Michael McCarty ... Ishikawa (voice: English version)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Motoko Kusanagi (voice: English version)
Joshua Seth ... Child - Episode 'Portraitz' (voice: English version)
Dean Wein ... Boma (voice: English version)
Dave Wittenberg ... Saito (voice: English version)
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Directed by
Kenji Kamiyama 
 
Writing credits
Masamune Shirow (comic)

Kenji Kamiyama (screenplay) and
Shotaro Suga (screenplay) and
Yoshiki Sakurai (screenplay)

Produced by
Norihisa Oki .... producer
 
Original Music by
Yôko Kanno 
 
Cinematography by
Kôji Tanaka 
 
Film Editing by
Junichi Uematsu 
 
Art Direction by
Yusuke Takeda 
 
Art Department
Kazuhiro Arai .... art settings
Yuuko Fujita .... color checker
Kenji Kamiyama .... storyboard artist
Yumiko Kobayashi .... color designer
Tetsuya Nishio .... storyboard artist: opening credits
Mika Sugawara .... assistant color setting
Yusuke Takeda .... art settings
Seiki Tamura .... art settings
Sayaka Tsuda .... color checker
Takashi Watabe .... art settings
Masayuki Yoshihara .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Chris Elam .... sound re-recording mixer
Noboru Haraguchi .... sound production: Fonica
Michihiko Iwana .... sound recordist
Daisuke Jinbo .... sound effects
Tooru Kadokura .... recording adjustment
Steve Kinsey .... sound mix technician
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi .... sound director
Satoshi Yano .... foley recordist
Nobue Yoshinaga .... sound production: Fonica
 
Special Effects by
Shigenobu Kaihô .... special effects (as Shigenobu Kaihou)
Masahiro Murakami .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Shinichi Rembutsu .... animator
Eiji Umehara .... production manager: digital paint
 
Animation Department
Miiko Adachi .... inbetween animator
Kazunori Akiyama .... key animator
Eiji Arai .... assistant digital animation photographer
Naoki Arakawa .... key animator
Kyoji Asano .... key animator
Yukiko Ban .... key animator
Takahiro Chiba .... key animator
Shinji Chou .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Miho Daidouji .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Kazu Doi .... digital paint artist: Production I.G
Masaaki Endo .... key animator
Yui Enomoto .... key animator
Yumi Enosawa .... inbetween animator
Takayuki Goto .... character designer
Takayuki Goto .... overall animation director
Kazuyo Hasegawa .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Takayoshi Hashimoto .... key animator
Kaori Higuchi .... key animator
Kumiko Hirama .... inbetween animator
Tadashi Hiramatsu .... key animator
Kenji Honda .... key animator
Chang Heui Hong .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Hiroyuki Horiuchi .... key animator
Kimiko Hoshi .... inbetween animator
Takako Hosobata .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Hiroya Iijima .... key animator
Atsuko Inoue .... key animator
Shinya Inoue .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Hisashi Ishii .... key animator
Yuriko Ishii .... key animator
Kensuke Ishikawa .... key animator
Mariko Ishikawa .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Yoshimi Ishiyama .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Hiroshi Itô .... key animator
Chie Iwamoto .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Hiraku Kaneko .... key animator
Aiko Kasumi .... key animator
Kiyu Katagiri .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Hisako Katou .... digital animation photographer
Kousuke Kawazura .... key animator
Yun Ji Kim .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Mika Kinoshita .... inbetween animator: I.G Niigata
Kazuchika Kise .... key animator
Fumio Kogawa .... digital animation photographer
Eiji Komatsu .... key animator
Keiichi Kondo .... key animator
Ikuyo Kondou .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Kyôko Kotani .... key animator
Akiko Kumada .... key animator
Takeshi Kuriu .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Hiromi Kuroiwa .... key animator
Yoshiaki Kyougoku .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Toshiyuki Kôno .... key animator
Ju Yeong Li .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Takashi Mamezuka .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Koichi Maruyama .... key animator
Takamasa Mashiki .... background artist: Bamboo
Yûki Masuda .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Katsumi Matsuda .... key animator
Keita Matsumoto .... key animator
Kengo Matsumoto .... inbetween animator: Production I.G.
Shouta Matsushita .... inbetween animator: I.G Niigata
Tomoaki Mimiura .... inbetween animator: I.G Niigata
Aki Minai .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Eri Minakami .... background artist: Bamboo
Kumi Minami .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Yukiko Mita .... in-between animation checker
Chizuru Miyawaki .... key animator
Rie Mizorogi .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Sachiyo Mutou .... digital paint artist: Production I.G
Akiko Nagashima .... key animator
Hisafumi Nakahara .... key animator
Tomomi Nakajima .... background artist: Bamboo
Mitsunobu Nakamura .... key animator
Satoru Nakamura .... animation director
Satoru Nakamura .... key animator
Emi Nakano .... inbetween animator
Naomi Nakano .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Kazuko Nakashima .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Yumiko Nakata .... assistant digital animation photographer
Miyuki Nakayama .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Haruyo Nebu .... inbetween animator: I.G Niigata
Masatsugu Nishida .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Daiki Nishikawa .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Junko Nishimura .... in-between animation checker
Takayo Nishino .... background artist: Bamboo
Tetsuya Nishio .... character designer
Tetsuya Nishio .... key animator: opening credits
Sayoko Noda .... digital paint artist: Production I.G
Maiko Nogami .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Nobutoshi Ogura .... key animator
Akiko Ohba .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Yuri Okata .... digital paint artist: Production I.G (as Yuri Okada)
Yasutake Okawara .... key animator
Yukihide Oku .... key animator
Jun Okuda .... key animator
Sachiko Okumura .... key animator
Megumi Onose .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Ayako Oonuma .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Natsuyo Otani .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Fumiaki Sahara .... key animator
Kotoe Saitou .... inbetween animator: I.G Niigata
Reiko Sakai .... in-between animation checker
Yutaka Sakamoto .... in-between animation checker
Tomoaki Sakiyama .... key animator
Miki Sakuma .... digital animation photographer
Kumiko Sato .... digital paint artist: Production I.G
Youko Satou .... key animator
Yuki Satou .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Kanami Sekiguchi .... animation director
Kanami Sekiguchi .... key animator
Minako Shiba .... key animator
Tomomi Shimada .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Mariko Shimokawa .... digital paint artist: Production I.G
Hajime Shimomura .... original character designer
Hisako Shimozuma .... inbetween animator: I.G Niigata
Kazuhiro Shinoda .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Tomomi Shiotani .... digital paint artist: Production I.G
Toshiyuki Sugano .... key animator
Tomoko Sugata .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Megumi Sugawa .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Asuka Suzuki .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Misaki Suzuki .... key animator
Nobuyoshi Sôzaki .... key animator
Masaki Tachibana .... key animator
Akira Takada .... key animator
Aya Takada .... key animator
Hironori Takagi .... assistant digital animation photographer
Mizuka Takahashi .... key animator
Yuko Takahashi .... inbetween animator (as Yuuko Takahashi)
Itsuko Takeda .... key animator
Yuka Taketa .... digital paint artist: Production I.G
Yuriko Taniguchi .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Manabu Tanzawa .... key animator
Yuuko Tateiwa .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Kenji Teraoka .... mechanical designer
Yuuga Tokuno .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Rieko Tsuji .... key animator
Takenori Tsukuma .... key animator
Shinobu Tsuneki .... mechanical designer
Katsura Tsushima .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Yukako Tsuzuki .... key animator
Masaharu Uemura .... key animator
Emiko Ueno .... digital paint artist: Production I.G
Yukiko Watabe .... inbetween animator: I.G Niigata
Kôji Yabuno .... key animator
Toshiyuki Yahagi .... key animator
Naoko Yamada .... background artist: Bamboo
Keiko Yamamoto .... key animator
Makiko Yamanaka .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Miyuki Yano .... inbetween animator
Hanae Yokota .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Shin'ichi Yokota .... key animator
Reika Yoneyama .... digital paint artist: Production I.G
Kazue Yoshida .... inbetween animator
Takuji Yoshimoto .... key animator
Naoko Yukida .... inbetween animator: Production I.G
Nichiko Ômori .... digital paint artist: Production I.G
Katsumi Ôshima .... digital paint artist: Production I.G.
 
Music Department
Yoshimoto Ishikawa .... musical director
 
Other crew
Jun Koishikawa .... system solution
Shigeto Koyama .... Tachikoma agent design
Toshiyuki Kôno .... unit director
Tetsuya Nishio .... unit director: opening credits
Mio Suzuki .... publicist
Masaki Tachibana .... unit director
Miki Takagi .... publicist
Makoto Usugane .... production desk
Takeshi Wada .... publicist
Masayuki Yoshiwara .... unit director (as Masayuki Yoshihara)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society" - Japan (original title)
"Ghost in the Shell 3" - USA (informal title)
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Runtime:
Japan:108 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Ireland:15 | New Zealand:M | UK:15

Did You Know?

Trivia:
As part of the Nissan sponsorship, the movie features two concept cars designed by Nissan. The character Togusa drives a white Nissan's Sport Concept hatchback, and both Togusa and Aramaki travel in Nissan's six seater Infiniti Kuraza. Nissan's six seater Infiniti Kuraza's license plate is 3923 which read as san-kyuu-ni-san (in Japanese) or "Thank you Nissan".See more »
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4 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Very good, though not faultless., 14 July 2008
Author: db215 from United Kingdom

I'm quite a big fan of Masamune Shirow, though I haven't seen much of his recent work. I was first exposed to his intelligent and mildly titillating style in 1994 with Dominion: Tank Police. What was great about that series was the comedy, aesthetic genius and hot chicks. Ghost in the Shell came out the following year and was incredible work. Though a bit complicated for the youngster I was at the time, there were at least loads of tits.

This latest and third movie is pretty damn slick. I haven't watched the Stand Alone Complex series', but the story was engaging and thought-provoking regardless.

I'm really interested in concepts of the cyborg, and visions of the future. I'm not convinced by the idea of downloading a personality into a computer, but most of Shirow's work makes interesting observations of the social problems which would accompany such a move.

The story in this installment is particularly interesting, and follows an attempt by a person or persons unknown to solve political and social problems by manipulating cyber-brains through the global network. Far too complex to waste time explaining, it makes for a great 100 minutes.

The animation is superb, on the most part. The characters and backdrops are awesome, yet occasionally suffer from blatant CGI-ness. Smooth and beautiful it may be, but like the second Appleseed film, it just doesn't look right. Animation is not live action or CGI or any combination of the two, and a degree of difference is what makes each media interesting and fluent. For me, that aspect of this feature was whack, and distracting. Also, CSI-style shaky-cam in anime?? Rubbish.

The music is very good, though not quite as good as the first film, and there is a diabolical song in the first 10 minutes that made my arsehole close-over. Otherwise, the awesome Yoko Kanno (Macross Plus) goes beyond mood-music and achieves an awesome synthesis.

There's a reasonable helping of Shirow sexiness, though not enough. Needs more greased up babes. His trademark cool style in mecha and costume design remains strong, without succumbing to Matrix-style pansy over-styling. The film could have done with more comic relief, however. Shirow is a very funny guy, and this series of films has never really allowed that to find a place. Shame.

The direction is good, though makes obvious what an influence Mamoru Oshii's (Patlabor, Jin-Roh) personal style had on the direction and attitude of the films. That's no bad thing, as he is one of the all-time great directors. It would, however, have been nice to have seen some more impressive personal touches from Kenji Kamiyama.

Essentially very good, though perhaps too engorged with the intellect of the last two films, and trying just that little bit too hard to be cool.

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