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Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (2015)

Kôkaku Kidôtai (original title)
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Newport-City 2029: Major, an advanced female cyborg, is in charge of the anti-terrorism etc. unit reporting directly to the government. Taking out terrorists and freeing hostages at an embassy doesn't go smoothly. Major investigates why.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maaya Sakamoto ... Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Ken'ichirô Matsuda Ken'ichirô Matsuda ... Batou (voice)
Ikkyu Juku Ikkyu Juku ... Daisuke Aramaki (voice)
Kazuya Nakai Kazuya Nakai ... Borma (voice)
Kenji Nojima Kenji Nojima ... Tsumugi (voice)
Mayumi Asano Mayumi Asano ... Kurutsu (voice)
Megumi Han Megumi Han ... Chris (voice)
Miyuki Sawashiro ... Logicoma (voice)
Mugihito Mugihito ... Robert Lee (voice)
Naoto Naoto ... Osamu Fujimoto (voice)
Shunsuke Sakuya Shunsuke Sakuya ... Ishikawa (voice)
Takurou Nakakuni Takurou Nakakuni ... Saito (voice)
Tarusuke Shingaki Tarusuke Shingaki ... Togusa (voice)
Yôji Ueda Yôji Ueda ... Paz (voice)
Atsushi Miyauchi Atsushi Miyauchi ... (voice)
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In the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City, killing a major arms dealer who may have ties with the mysterious 501 Organization. Public Security official Daisuke Aramaki hires full-body cyber prosthesis user and hacker extraordinaire, Motoko Kusanagi, to investigate.

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The definitive cyber-punk series returns to the big screen.


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Release Date:

10 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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$101,203

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$1,713,406
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Performed by Maaya Sakamoto
Composed by Keigo Oyamada (as Cornelius)
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Very light on action and a bit dry plot-wise
24 November 2015 | by JerghalSee all my reviews

The original Ghost in the Shell movie is one of my favorite movies of all time and still holds up very well to this day. GITS2: Innocence wasn't on the same level but it was still well made, looked great and had an spooky Alice in Wonderland feel. Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (what a retarded and inspirationless title) is actually a continuation of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise, an anime TV series. But that actually does not matter much. The story revolves around the assassination of the Prime Minister of Japan. Although a bit typical for anime films and the GITS series and films there is an incredible amount of the characters just standing around jabbering endlessly with plot exposition. And the plot does seem overly dry and long winded IMO. When there is action it's great (but not as great as in Nr. 1) but there is so few of it. This makes the film feel very slow and long - a problem I didn't have with the first 2. So if you're a fan of GITS you'll want to see it just to be complete but for the casual viewer I would recommend to skip it or just watch the first 2.


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