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Ghost in the Shell ()

Kôkaku Kidôtai (original title)
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A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

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Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
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Batou (voice)
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Togusa (voice)
Yutaka Nakano ...
Ishikawa (voice)
Tamio Ohki ...
Aramaki (voice)
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Director Nakamura (voice)
Namaki Masakazu ...
Dr. Willis (voice)
Masato Yamanouchi ...
Minister of Foreign Affairs (voice)
Shinji Ogawa ...
Diplomat (voice)
Mitsuru Miyamoto ...
Mizuho Daita (voice)
Kazuhiro Yamaji ...
Garbage Collector A (voice)
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Garbage Collector B (voice)
Hiroshi Yanaka ...
Coroner (voice)
Ginzô Matsuo ...
Old Man (voice)
Takashi Matsuyama ...
Terrorist (voice)
Sanryô Odaka ...
Technician (voice)
Masamichi Satô ...
Driver (voice)
Atsuko Hayashida ...
Operator (voice)
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Voice Communication (voice)
Toshiki Kameyama ...
Sniper (voice)
Atsushi Goto ...
Commander (voice)
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Kusanagi as a Girl (voice)
Iemasa Kayumi ...
Puppet Master (voice)
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Batou (voice) (as Richard George)
Mimi Woods ...
Major Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
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Section 9 Department Chief Aramaki (voice) (as William Frederick)
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Puppet Master (voice) (as Abe Lasser)
Christopher Joyce ...
Togusa (voice)
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Ishikawa (voice) (as Mike Sorich)
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Section 6 Department Chief Nakamura (voice) (as Ben Isaacson)
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Mizuho Daita / Sniper Team (voice) (as Steve Davis)
Phil Williams ...
Dr. Willis (voice) (as Phil Williams)
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Bad Guy in Getaway Car (voice) (as David Conrad)
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Old Man (voice) (as George Celik)
Kevin Seymour ...
Garbage Collector A (voice) (as Tom Carlton)
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Garbage Collector B (voice)
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Section 9 Staff Cyberneticist / Coroner (voice)
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Crass Truck Driver (voice) (as Joe Michaels)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Roger Canfield)
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Security Voice (voice)
Wanda Nowicki ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Toni Burke)
Sam Sheffer ...
Additional Voices (voice)
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Operator (voice) (as Dorothy Gabriel)
Joan Mason ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Ben Parks ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Donald Salin ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Amy Wong ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Amy Wong)
Leo Gray ...
Additional Voices (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as S.J. Charvin)
Scott Prensor ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Meg Hamilton ...
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Technician (voice) (as Stephen Platt)
Gilbert Navarro ...
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Murray Williams)
Gina Connell ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Gloria Oldman ...
Additional Voices (voice)
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Stephen Davis ...
Diplomat (uncredited) (voice)
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EEG Cyberneticist (uncredited) (voice)
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Minister (uncredited) (voice)
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Tsuan Gen Fang / Sniper Target Leader (uncredited) (voice)
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Helicopter Pilot (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Mamoru Oshii

Written by

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Shirow Masamune ... (based on the manga by) (as Masamune Shirow)
 
Kazunori Itô ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Andy Frain ... executive producer
Laurence Guinness ... associate producer
Makoto Ibuki ... associate producer
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa ... producer
Ken Iyadomi ... producer
Ken Matsumoto ... producer
Teruo Miyahara ... executive producer
Yoshimasa Mizuo ... producer
Takashi Mogi ... executive producer
Yasushi Sukeof ... associate producer
Shigeru Watanabe ... executive producer
Hiroshi Yamazaki ... associate producer

Music by

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Kenji Kawai

Cinematography by

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Hisao Shirai ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Shûichi Kakesu

Editorial Department

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Hiroaki Hirabayashi ... color timer
Takeshi Imai ... assistant editor
Staci Vice ... assistant editor
Shigeyuki Yamamori ... assistant editor
Yayoi Ôtake ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Takashi Watabe

Art Direction by

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Hiromasa Ogura

Production Management

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Ryuji Mitsumoto ... production manager

Art Department

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Makiko Kojima ... ink and paint: Production I.G.

Sound Department

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Arman Boyles ... sound mix assistant
Les Claypool III ... additional sound effects (as Les E. Claypool) / post-production sound supervisor (as Les E. Claypool)
Shuji Inoue ... sound recording engineer
Kurt Kassulke ... re-recording mixer
Hironori Ono ... sound effects assistant
Paul Ratajczak ... re-recording mixer
Kazutoshi Satou ... sound effects
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi ... sound director
Akira Yoda ... sound associate
Masatoshi Yokomizo ... sound associate

Special Effects by

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Mutsu Murakami ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Tetsuo Kaneko ... opticals
Masao Shibata ... opticals

Animation Department

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Masahiro Andô ... animator
Koichi Arai ... animator
Masatsugu Arakawa ... animator (as Shinji Arakawa)
Miho Asatani ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Hisashi Eguchi ... animator
Toyoaki Emura ... animator
Masumi Ezaki ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Satoi Fujiwara ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Keiko Hagimori ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Hideki Hamazu ... animator
Takashi Hashimoto ... animator
Sachiyo Hiraide ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Shûichi Hirata ... background artist
Kazuya Hoshi ... animator
Hisashi Ikeda ... background artist
Katsumi Ikeda ... inbetween artist: Production IG (as Katsuki Ikeda)
Seong-kim Im ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Toshiyuki Inoue ... animator
Akiharu Ishii ... animator
Mitsuo Iso ... animator
Yoshiyuki Itô ... animator
Hiroyo Izumi ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Masatoshi Kai ... background artist
Yûko Kami ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Shôji Kawamori ... mechanical designer
Kumiko Kawana ... animator
Hirotsugu Kawasaki ... animator
Moon-hee Kim ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Soon-ah Kim ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Yoon-sook Kim ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Kazuchika Kise ... animator / key animation supervisor / layout artist
Kôji Komurakata ... animator
Yûko Koyama ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Jae-sook Lee ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Seok-min Lee ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Nobuko Mizuta ... cel checker
Namiko Mori ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Yasushi Muraki ... animator
Kayoko Nabeta ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Akiko Nagashima ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Mika Nakabayashi ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Rieko Nakai ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Tamaki Nakatsu ... assistant to animation director
Toshihiko Nishikubo ... animation director
Hiromasa Ogura ... background artist
Tensai Okamura ... animator
Hiroyuki Okiura ... animator / character designer / key animation supervisor / layout artist
Tetsuhito Saitô ... animator
Mamoru Sasaki ... animator
Masahiro Satô ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Kanami Sekiguchi ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Mitsumi Shitani ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Yasumitsu Suetake ... layout artist
Itsuko Takeda ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Yôji Takeshige ... background artist
Kyôko Taketani ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Atsushi Takeuchi ... animator / layout artist / mechanical designer
Yûichi Tanaka ... animator (as Yuichi Tanaka)
Manabu Tanzawa ... animator
Takashi Watabe ... background designer / layout artist
Keiko Watanabe ... inbetween artist: DR Movie
Sawako Yajima ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Yayoi Yamashita ... cel checker
Yoshio Yamazaki ... inbetween artist: Production IG
Miyako Yatsu ... animator
Masayuki Yoshiwara ... animator
Kumiko Yusa ... color setter
Hiroyoshi Ôkawa ... animator
Yasuhiro Ôshima ... animator (as Yasuhiro Ohshima)

Other crew

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Mamoru Akimoto ... production scheduler
Mary Claypool ... adr script (as Mary Mason)
Danielle Garnier ... publicity staff: publicity
Paul C. Halbert ... translator: English
Nobuhiro Hayashi ... translation coordinator
Mitsuo Iso ... weapons designer
Naoki Kanazawa ... video effects
Hirokazu Karasawa ... weapons advisor
Yumiko Katayama ... color section
Ayako Koike ... title designer
Megumi Maeda ... production scheduler
Yutaka Maseba ... translation coordinator
Haruo Mizuno ... production coordinator
Toru Nozaki ... advertising
Kikuo Nôtomi ... weapons advisor
Shuichi Satou ... color section
Kevin Seymour ... adr script (as Quint Lancaster) / voice director (as Quint Lancaster)
Teruhisa Tajima ... title designer
Shigeyuki Tsuchida ... video effects
Taro Yoshida ... translation coordinator / translator: English
Tomio Yoshioka ... international coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. Written by grantss

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Taglines It found a voice... now it needs a body. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Mobile Armored Riot Police: Ghost in the Shell (Japan)
  • Ghost in the Shell (United Kingdom)
  • Ghost in the Shell (United States)
  • Ghost in the Shell (World-wide, English title)
  • Armored Riot Police (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 83 min
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Box Office

Budget JPY600,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $583,393, 21 Dec 1995

Did You Know?

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Trivia In ordinary anime, characters would at least blink to create the feeling of "being animated", but in this movie, Motoko's eyes intentionally stayed unblinking many times. Director Mamoru Oshii's intention was to portray her as a "doll". See more »
Goofs In the opening assassination scene, after the police infiltrate the building, a number of policemen do not have "Police" written on their helmets like the other officers do. It is safe to assume this is an error, seeing as there are no other visual distinctions between officers with and without "Police" written on their helmet. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008). See more »
Soundtracks See You Everyday See more »
Quotes Major Motoko Kusanagi: There are countless ingredients that make up the human body and mind, like all the components that make up me as an individual with my own personality. Sure I have a face and voice to distinguish myself from others, but my thoughts and memories are unique only to me, and I carry a sense of my own destiny. Each of those things are just a small part of it. I collect information to use in my own way. All of that blends to create a mixture that forms me and gives rise to my conscience. I feel confined, only free to expand myself within boundaries.
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