In 2029, with the advance of cybernetic technology, the human body can be "augmented" or even completely replaced with cybernetic parts. Another significant achievement is the cyberbrain, a mechanical casing for the human brain that allows access to the Internet and other networks. An oft-mentioned term is "ghost", referring to the consciousness inhabiting the body (the "shell").
Major Motoko Kusanagi is an assault-team leader for the Public Security Section 9 of "New Port City" in Japan. Following a request from Nakamura, chief of Section 6, she successfully assassinates a diplomat of a foreign country to prevent a programmer named Daita from defecting. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Genre:||Action, Mystery, Animation, Thriller, Sci Fi|
|Produced By:||Teruo Miyahara, Ken Iyadomi, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Yasushi Sukeof, Laurence Guinness, Shigeru Watanabe, Yoshimasa Mizuo, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Ken Matsumoto, Makoto Ibuki, Takashi Mogi, Andy Frain|
|Directed By:||Mamoru Oshii|
|Written By:||Masamune Shirow, Kazunori ItÔ|
|Cast:||Atsuko Tanaka, Michael Forest, Stephen Davis, Debra Rogers, Namaki Masakazu, Milton James, Simon Prescott, Daran Norris, Kirk Thornton, Meg Hamilton, TesshÔ Genda, Hiroshi Yanaka, Toni Burke, Richard Epcar, Masamichi SatÔ, Steve Blum, Maaya Sakamoto, Gina Connell, Shigeru Chiba, Atsuko Hayashida, William Knight, GinzÔ Matsuo, Stephen Apostolina, John Snyder, Yutaka Nakano, Shinji Ogawa, Kazuhiro Yamaji, Tamio ôKi, Mike Reynolds, SanryÔ Odaka, Christopher Joyce, Amy Wong, Masato Yamanouchi, Richard Cansino, Peter Spellos, Doug Stone, Toshiki Kameyama, Joe Romersa, Takashi Matsuyama, KÔIchi Yamadera, Lia Sargent, Steve Bulen, Akio ôTsuka, Mitsuru Miyamoto, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, YÛJi Ueda, Tom Wyner, Iemasa Kayumi, Kevin Seymour, Michael Sorich|
|In Theaters:||Mar 29, 1996|
|Runtime:||1 hour 23 minutes|
|Production:||Kôdansha, Bandai Visual Company, Manga Entertainment|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Vudu|