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Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)

Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (original title)
A hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner. This film is a revised version of Ghost in the Shell (1995).


Mamoru Oshii


Shirow Masamune (manga) (as Masamune Shirow), Kazunori Itô (screenplay)




Credited cast:
Atsuko Tanaka ... Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Batou (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Togusa (voice)
Tesshô Genda ... Section 6 Department Chief Nakamura (voice)
Masato Yamanouchi Masato Yamanouchi ... Foreign Minister (voice)
Shinji Ogawa Shinji Ogawa ... Diplomat (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... The Puppet Master (voice)
Kazuhiro Yamaji Kazuhiro Yamaji ... Garbage Collector A (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ... Garbage Collector B (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Motoko Kusanagi (young) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Bulen ... Section 9 Staff Cyberneticist / Coroner (voice)
Gina Connell Gina Connell ... Additional Voices (voice)
Stephen Davis Stephen Davis ... Diplomat (voice)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... (voice) (as Dorothy Gabriel)
Richard Epcar ... Batou (voice)


A hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner. This film is a revised version of Ghost in the Shell (1995).

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The cyberpunk classic that inspired 'The Matrix', reworked for today!


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The lyrics to the title song "Making of a Cyborg" were written in ancient Japanese. The romanized Japanese lyrics are as follows: A ga maeba, kuwashime yoini keri A ga maeba, teru tsuki toyomu nari Yobai ni kami amakudarite Yoha ake, nuedori naku. Tôkamiemitame (x4). English translation: When you are dancing, a beautiful lady becomes drunken. When you are dancing, a shining moon rings. A god descends for a wedding And dawn approaches while the night bird sings. God bless you (x4). See more »


When the Section 9 members discuss about the "host shell" female cyborg, there's a shot with the brain hologram out of focus in the foreground. In this shot, the original (1995 movie) hologram is shown, instead of the new CGI one. See more »


Batou: Chief, you ever question the ethics of the neurosurgeons who monkey around inside your brain?
Section 9 Department Chief Aramaki: They undergo psychiatric evaluations, especially those in security. They're subjected to a stringent screening of their personal lives. Of course, the ones who check are only human.
Batou: I guess once you start doubting, there's no end to it.
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Edited from Ghost in the Shell (1995) See more »

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4 January 2021 | by jelencesbSee all my reviews

I did watch the 95 version long time ago and I cannot recall it very well. The 2.0 was very cool to me and nice in every aspect, from visual to the psychology and philosophy of life whoch spurred the creation of the anime. To be honest many nowadays anime creators becaude of the fact everything advanced a lot, should be ashamed of their creations in the face of the Ghost in the Shell and its visuals...

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Release Date:

12 July 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX



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1.85 : 1
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