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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)

Ewan Chung ... Red Coat (voice: English version)

Erik Davies ... Azuma (voice)

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

Rebecca Forstadt ... Tachikoma (voice: English version)

Crispin Freeman ... Togusa (voice: English version)

Barbara Goodson ... Prime Minister Kayabuki (voice: English version)

Kyle Hebert ... Assemblyman Hitoshi Munei (voice: English version)
William Knight ... Daisuke Aramaki (voice: English version)

Sherry Lynn ... Tachikoma (voice: English version)
Michael McCarty ... Ishikawa (voice: English version)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Motoko Kusanagi (voice: English version)

Richard Miro ... Proto (voice: English version)
Debra Rogers ... Operator (voice: English version)
Joe Romersa ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Michelle Ruff ... Tachikoma (voice: English version)

Fred Sanders ... Soga (voice: English version)
Patrick Seitz ... Higaki (voice: English version)
Christopher Corey Smith ... Takaaki Koshiki (The Puppeteer) (voice: English version)
Dean Wein ... Boma (voice: English version)
Dave Wittenberg ... Saito (voice: English version)

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
Yûko Fujita .... color checker (as Yuuko Fujita)
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 Daidôji .... inbetween animator: Production I.G (as Miho Daidouji)
Kazu Doi .... digital paint artist: Production I.G
Masaaki Endo .... key animator
Yui Enomoto .... key animator
Yumi Enosawa .... inbetween animator
Takayuki Gotô .... character designer
Takayuki Gotô .... 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 Kondô .... inbetween animator: Production I.G (as Ikuyo Kondou)
Kyôko Kotani .... key animator
Akiko Kumada .... key animator
Takeshi Kuriu .... digital paint artist: Studio Road
Hiromi Kuroiwa .... key animator
Yoshiaki Kyôgoku .... inbetween animator: Production I.G (as Yoshiaki Kyougoku)
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 Mutô .... digital paint artist: Production I.G (as Sachiyo Mutou)
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
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
Yûga Tokuno .... inbetween animator: Production I.G (as Yuuga Tokuno)
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
Ayako Ônuma .... inbetween animator: Production I.G (as Ayako Oonuma)
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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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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Japan:108 min
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Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Ireland:15 | New Zealand:M | UK:15

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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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9 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A Stand Alone From The Stand Alone, Stands Alone, 1 July 2008
Author: benjamin_lappin from England

The third Ghost In The Shell feature length film, deviates as a continuation of the Stand Alone Complex series. While in the same universe as the original feature length motion picture which sparked the franchise into world wide recognition, Solid State Society is quite obviously a follow on from the lengthy complex series (hence the name residing in the title). In continuing the story they have created some interesting side points for those who have followed the series thus far, with development of characters while being brave enough to introduce a number of subsidiary characters to enhance the feel of the universe, to show that it itself has progressed and that it's not merely tied down to just four characters.

Ironically while Ghost In The Shell has progressed in the continuation of the story, Togusa for example making the pleasing and logical step up to 'team leader' the story never progresses much from that of "Innocence". Major Kusanagi is still absent from the 'Section 9' set up as she continues her vigilante exploits through the net, solving crimes when and where she can, where like in the second film she is mentioned more often than not and pined over. The plot set up is still identical, a virtual hacker who has capabilities that are often above and beyond the major and section 9 and how they bring down their opposition, who often has a more aversive and political agenda than is first thought. In essence this is very much a follow on from the Stand Alone Complex, because the plot line feels almost like a compressed first season into the confines of one hundred minutes.

Having established Solid State Society as a undeniable continuation of the Stand Alone Complex universe it must also be noted that in this particular installment there is a notable absence of philosophy. Where the original was crammed with the nature of what it means to be human and "Innocence" tackled the nature of reality there is a discernible lack of here. Personally while appreciating the intelligence of the films I often felt they crammed dialogue unnecessarily throwing philosophers names around like frisbees at the beach purely for referential sake, and often the point itself was lost even when understood. Solid State however all but ditches that mantra, much in a similar fashion to the series, yes there are moments of philosophical debate, but it focuses much more on an intelligently constructed cyber-crime thriller plot line which by chance of it being a Ghost In The Shell film carries the characters we have come to be attached to.

The cyber-crime in itself while possibly mirroring "The Laughing Man" from "Gig One" provides a fresh twist and a new way for the writers to show off their skills at constructing new virtual dramas. Aramaki takes much of a backseat focusing a lot more of the attention on the newly cyberised Togusa and how that has affected him. One minor complaint is, most likely through the anglicised dub, but perhaps not, is the garbled mess of plot development within the first twenty minutes as it establishes the who's what's and why's of the newly emerging case.

Ghost In The Shell continues to deliver entertaining, thought out and thoughtful films and stories to add to its ever increasing world, and do not take the mark and criticism i've levelled at this as a sleight, because I did enjoy it. It's merely that I know they are capable of more than a recycling of noble criminals with the "will she stay, won't she stay" of the majors attachment to section 9, and the "will they, won't they" with herself and Batou. The trouble is they seem unable to fuse philosophy with a cracking crime thriller peppered with action to a stable and progressive dialogue. That having been said, for those accustomed to the franchise it highlights why it is so successful, with interesting characters, a future world not entirely removed from ours and an thought out philosophically tinged action packed story line, which has had a huge impact on the cinematic landscape. While Solid State, however, may not have a similar impact as its initial predecessor for those that know the characters and know the world it is a worthwhile addition, and for those that don't, they need to log on and expand their own ghost.

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