Ghost in the Shell

"Very Good"

Ghost in the Shell Review


Japanese animation at its best, Ghost in the Shell tells an oddly compelling story that asks if machines have souls. In Shell, the answer is definitely yes, as a cybernetic cop tracks down a criminal known as "The Puppet Master," a master hacker that can crack directly into people's souls (the titular ghosts in the shells). Well animated save for the usual chatterbox lip movements that come with most Anime productions, with some nifty effects and, best of all, a really engaging story line. I'm not a huge Anime fan, but Shell is one of the best productions I've seen from its genre.

Aka Kokaku kidotai.



Ghost in the Shell

Facts and Figures

Run time: 83 mins

In Theaters: Friday 29th March 1996

Distributed by: Palm Pictures

Production compaines: Bandai Visual Company, Kodansha

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Fresh: 37 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 8.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Major Motoko Kusanagi, Iemasa Kayumi as Puppetmaster, Tamio Ôki as Aramaki, Akio Ôtsuka as Bateau, Kôichi Yamadera as Togusa, as Major Motoko Kusanagi, Tom Wyner as Puppetmaster, as Aramaki, Richard Epcar as Bateau, Christopher Joyce as Togusa

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