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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)

Innocence (original title)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Batou (voice)
... Major Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
... Togusa (voice)
Tamio Ohki ... Section 9 Department Chief Aramaki (voice)
Yutaka Nakano ... Ishikawa (voice)
... Kim (voice)
Gou Aoba ... (voice) (as Go Aoba)
Eisuke Asakura ... (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ... (voice)
Emiko Fuku ... (voice)
Masao Harada ... (voice)
Minoru Hirano ... (voice)
... Koga (voice)
Katsunosuke Hori ... (voice)
Sukekiyo Kameyama ... (voice)
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Storyline

Batô is a living cyborg. His whole body, even his arms and legs, are entirely man-made. What only remains are traces of his brain and the memories of a woman. In an era when the boundary between humans and machines has become infinitely vague, Humans have forgotten that they are humans. This is the debauchery of the lonesome ghost of a man, who nevertheless seeks to retain humanity. Innocence... Is what life is. Written by Anonymous

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Sore wa inotchi innosensu ('Innocence is Life') See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and brief language | See all certifications »

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24 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence  »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY 2,000,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$317,722, 19 September 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,043,896
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Locus Solus seems to be a Cantonese outfit - the control robots of the factory ship's systems all communicate in Cantonese, and presumably so do the staff (the announcer over the ship's PA system, instructing the security teams to arm after the gynoids start activating themselves, speaks in Cantonese). See more »

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During the forensics examination, one of the computer screens misspells "research" as "RESAERCH". See more »

Quotes

Bateau: No matter how far a jackass travels, it won't come back a horse.
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Follow Me
(Theme Song)
Music by Joaquín Rodrigo (as J. Rodrigo)
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer / Hal Shaper (as H. Shaper)
Ediciones Joaquin Rodrigo, Madrid
Arranged by Kenji Kawai
Sung by Kimiko Itô
Courtesy of VideoArts Music
(from "Concierto de Arnjuez")
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One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
19 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

The artwork in this is simply gorgeous. It is without a doubt one of the most visually engaging animes ever created. From start to finish the animation is pure excellence.

The story focuses around a murder investigation. It quickly gets very strange and hard to follow as many animes seem to do. However, if you don't try to over analyze it, it is really just a cool sci-fi detective story. Some of the characters are continued from the first movie which is rewarding to those who have seen it, but won't confuse everyone else.

This is a beautiful anime that will be enjoyed by both long time anime fans, and even first time viewers.


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