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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Details

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Anime legend Mamoru Oshii wrote and directed this eagerly awaited sequel to his groundbreaking sci-fi drama Mamoru Oshii, which follows the continued adventures of futuristic crime fighters Batou (voice of Akio Otsuka) and Togusa (voice of Kouichi Yamadera). It's the year 2032, and Batou and Togusa have been assigned by the anti-terrorist force Sector 9 to track down several "gynoids" -- androids designed to resemble human females and programmed for pleasure -- who have gone on a murder spree. With the help of an android-technology expert named Kim (voice of Naoto Takenaka), Batou and Togusa find themselves following the trail of Locus Solus, an outlaw organization that may be responsible for turning the gynoids into murderers. As he digs deeper into the investigation, Batou finds himself thinking back to his times with former colleague Major (voice of Atsuko Tanaka) and pondering the notion of love and attachment in an increasingly unnatural world. Ghost in the Shell: Innocence was screened in competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 17, 2004

Cast

Akio Ôtsuka
as Batou
Atsuko Tanaka
as Major Motoko Kusanagi
Kouichi Yamadera
as Togusa
Tamio Oki
as Section 9 Department Chief Aramaki
Yutaka Nakano
as Ishikawa
Naoto Takenaka
as Kim
Tamio Oki
as Section 9 Department Chief Aramaki
Atsuko Tanaka
as Major Motoko Kusanagi
Yutaka Nakano
as Ishikawa
Kouichi Yamadera
as Togusa

Crew

Mamoru Oshii
Director
Toshio Suzuki
Producer
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa
Producer
Masamune Shirow
Book Author
Mamoru Oshii
Screenwriter
Miki Sakuma
Cinematographer
Kenji Kawai
Composer (Music Score)
Yohei Taneda
Production Designer
Shuichi Hirata
Art Director
Randy Thom
Sound/Sound Designer
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Sound/Sound Designer
Shuji Inoue
Sound/Sound Designer
Kimiko Itoh
Singer
Naoko Kusumi
Animation Director
Hisashi Ezura
Visual Effects
Toshihiko Nishikubo
Animation Director
Ryuji Mitsumoto
Line Producer
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