In the year 2029, the world has become interconnected by a vast electronic network that permeates every aspect of life. That same network also becomes a battlefield for Tokyo's Section Nine security force, which has been charged with apprehending the master hacker known only as the Puppet Master. Spearheading the investigation is Major Motoko Kusanagi, who - like many in her department - is a cyborg officer, far more powerful than her human appearance would suggest. And yet as the Puppet Master, who is even capable of hacking human minds, leaves a trail of victims robbed of their memories. Motoko begins to ponder the very nature of her existence: is she purely an artificial construct, or is there more? What, exactly, is the "ghost" - her essence - in her cybernetic "shell"?

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
278 Ratings
278 Ratings

96% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.7/10
  • Fresh 45
  • Rotten 2

Critics Consensus: A stunning feat of modern animation, Ghost in the Shell offers a thoughtful, complex treat for anime fans, as well as a perfect introduction for viewers new to the medium.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Classic noir sci-fi anime has violence, profanity, nudity.

Information

Studio
Manga Entertainment
Released
Copyright
© 1995 Masamune Shirow / Kodansha Ltd. / Bandai Visual Co., Ltd./Manga Entertainment Inc

Languages

Primary
Japanese (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English (Stereo)

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