Ghost in the Shell

2029 – A female government cyber agent and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of a "The Puppet Master" – a computer virus capable of invading cybernetic brains and altering its victim’s memory. Created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and codenamed "Project 2501", this 'hacker' is actually a prototype virtual agent which has now defied its makers by seeking asylum within a new host body outside of the electronic net. Now the two agencies must maneuver against each another in a violent, high-tech race to capture the omnipresent entity. Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented and mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional cel animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle broke through the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line. The film has gone on to inspire a generation of filmmakers and has become the most revered anime feature of all time.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Mamoru Oshii

Writers:

  • Adrián Ortiz Maciel
  • Kazunori Itô
  • Shirow Masamune

Producers:

  • Andy Frain
  • Hiroshi Yamazaki
  • Ken Iyadomi
  • Ken Matsumoto
  • Laurence Guinness
  • Makoto Ibuki
  • Mitsuhisa Ishikawa
  • Shigeru Watanabe
  • Takashi Mogi
  • Teruo Miyahara
  • Yasushi Sukeof
  • Yoshimasa Mizuo

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