Ghost in the Shell (1995)

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A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.




  • Ghost in the Shell (1995)
  • Ghost in the Shell (1995)
  • Ghost in the Shell (1995)
  • Ghost in the Shell (1995)
  • Ghost in the Shell (1995)
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13 March 2005 | Noir_Blues
| Don't Listen to koryanpiora
This is single handedly one of the best animated films I've ever seen. You can definitely tell how far the animation genre has gotten in the last half-century. It's pretty much flawless in my opinion. The story, audio, and especially visuals are excellent. This is definitely one of the most pretty films i've ever seen. The philosophy really made me think too, the matrix tried this idea and failed horribly with it's sequels. This one isn't just for hipsters, if you're a sci-fi fan I couldn't recommend this more. If you liked this, I also recommend Akira, The Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series, and the upcoming Steamboy

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The circularly arranged buildings in the opening scene, are actually a cloverleaf elevated motor-freeway intersection exchange of two major motor-expressways in New Port City. Major Motoko Kusanagi of Public Security (Section 9) has infiltrated the roof while the Republic of Gavel's diplomat secretly conspires to spirit computer programmer Mizuho Daita out of Japan's sphere-of-influence in order to identify the mysterious subject of Gavel's study, Project 2501. The fish in the windows are privacy LED opaque images which Kusanagi shoots out in order to sight and kill Daita.


Title Card: 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.
Dispatcher: To all units: Code 2-0-8 in district C-13, ...


During the opening assassination scene, Nakamura gets blood splattered on his face and suit. As he approaches the window in the following shots, the blood is no longer there.

Alternate Versions

Batou is reffered to as Bateau in the English dubbed version.


One Minute Warning
Passengers (Brian Eno and U2)
Featuring vocals by Holi
Engineering by Dave Danton Supple
Assisted by Rob Kinwan
Published by Blue Mountain Music (UK), Mother music (Rep. of Ireland), Taiyo Music (Japan)
Polygram Music International Music Publishing B.V.
(R.O.W)/Opel Music except in North America by Upala Music Inc./BMI
P 1995 Polygram International Music B.B.
Holi appears courtesy of Resurgence and Funhouse Inc., Japan
Licenced courtesy of Records Ltd.


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Animation | Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller


Release Date:

29 March 1996



Country of Origin

Japan, UK

Box Office


JPY600,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,736 4 February 1996

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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