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Ghost in the shell 2: Innocence - Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Kôichi Yamadera, Mamoru Oshii

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Movie propaganda

When machines learn to feel, who decides what is human?

After nine years, acclaimed writer/director Mamoru Oshii follows up his cult hit Ghost in the shell - one of the biggest anime successes of all time - with the long-awaited sequel Ghost in the shell 2: Innocence.

It is the year 2032 and the line between humans and machines has been blurred almost beyond distinction. Humans have forgotten that they are human and those that are left coexist with cyborgs (human spirits inhabiting entirely mechanised bodies) and dolls (robots with no human elements at all). Batô (Akio Ôtsuka) is a cyborg. His body is artificial: the only remnants left of his humanity are traces of his brain… and the memories of a woman called The Major. A detective for the government's covert anti-terrorist unit, Public Security Section 9, Batô is investigating the case of a gynoid - a hyper-realistic female robot created specifically for sexual companionship - who malfunctions and slaughters her owner. As Batô delves deeper into the investigation, questions arise about humanity's need to immortalise its image in dolls. The answers to those questions lead to the shocking truth behind the crime... and quite possibly the very meaning of life.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film anime Japan science ficiton cyborg robot police

Persons of interest

  • Akio Ôtsuka .... Batô
  • Atsuko Tanaka .... Major Motoko Kusanagi
  • Kôichi Yamadera .... Togusa
  • Tamio Ôki .... Section 9 Department Chief Aramaki
  • Yutaka Nakano .... Ishikawa
  • Naoto Takenaka .... Kim
  • Peter Emshwiller .... Guard/Terrorist
  • Hiroaki Hirata .... Koga
  • Sumi Mutoh .... On'na no ko
  • Yoshiko Sakakibara .... Haraway
  • Masaki Terasoma .... Azuma
  • Masamune Shirow .... Comic writer: Koukaku-Kidoutai
  • Mamoru Oshii .... Screenwriter
  • Mamoru Oshii .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • Ghost in the shell 2: Innocence official movie sites:
  • Ghost in the shell 2: Innocence film production notes
  • Ghost in the shell 2: Innocence QuickTime movie trailers
  • Awards and film festivals:
    • Annie Awards 2005: Nominated: Annie: Animated Effects (Hisashi Ezura), Best Animated Feature), Directing in an Animated Feature Production (Mamoru Oshii), Music in an Animated Feature Production (Kenji Kawai)
    • Cannes Film Festival 2004: Nominated: Golden Palm (Mamoru Oshii)
  • NB: Cantonese and Japanese languages with English language subtitles
  • See also Metropolis (Metoroporisu)
  • Studios and distributors:

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

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Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: English, Japanese
  • Picture: Widescreen
  • Special features:
    • Commentary
    • Featurettes: Making-of
    • Interviews:
      • Mamoru Oshii (Director) - Australian; UK
      • Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (Production IG President)
    • Trailers:
      • Japanese
      • Theatrical
  • Subtitles: English

Security censorship classification

M (Moderate animated violence, moderate coarse language)

Surveillance time

99 minutes (1:39 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated 2005
DVD rental: 29 March 2006
DVD retail: 29 March 2006

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