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Anime Profile: Ghost in the Shell

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Japanese Info
Ghost in the Shell Kokaku Kidotai(攻殻機動隊)("Ghost in the Shell") Ghost in the Shell
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  Ghost in the Shell
1 movie(80 min.) 1 movie(80 min.)
1995 1995
Kodansha/Bandai Visual/Manga Ent./Animaze Inc.  
  Shirow Masamune
Action, Mecha Action, Mecha
-- listed below -- -- listed below --
Bateau Bateau
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Motoko Kusanagi Motoko Kusanagi
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-- more listed below -- -- more listed below --

Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon, and on VHS at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Ghost in the Shell

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Bateau Bateau Togusa Togusa
Motoko Kusanagi Motoko Kusanagi Chief Aramaki Chief Aramaki
The Puppet Master The Puppet Master Ishikawa Ishikawa

Anime Description: Ghost in the Shell

"In the near future - corporate networks reach out to the stars. Electrons and light flow throughout the universe. The advance of computerisation, however, has not yet wiped out nations and ethnic groups." - The opening text of GITS

It is the age of information. Information is everything ...except when it comes to life itself. The "ghost," is the living essence, the only thing that can distinguish the real thing from the creations of the Net ...or so it seems.

For Section 9, the value of the ghost becomes all too clear when they must investigate a number of "ghost hacks" made by an unknown programmer known as The Puppet Master. Who IS the Puppet Master? Why is he ghost hacking? Is he an agent for some government? A terrorist? The answers will both surprise you and make you wonder just what wonders techonology is capable of doing ...even if some of them were never intended to happen.

Ghost in the Shell is a science fiction story that reaches out toward the outer limits of technology and at the same time explores the value and meaning of life, exploring individuality, purpose, and the possibility of a new kind of life.

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