Ghost in the Shell Poster

Release Date: February 20th, 1996

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 1998

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
In this Japanese animation, cyborg federal agent Maj. Motoko Kusanagi (Atsuko Tanaka) trails "The Puppet Master" (Iemasa Kayumi), who illegally hacks into the minds of cyborg-human hybrids. Kusanagi's pursuit of a man who can modify the identity of strangers leaves her pondering her own makeup, and what life might be like if she had more human traits. With her partner (Akio Otsuka), Kusanagi corners the hacker, but her curiosity about her identity sends the case in an unforeseen direction.

Cast: Tessho Genda, Iemasa Kayumi, Tamio Ôki, Atsuko Tanaka, Koichi Yamadera, Akio Ôtsuka, Yutaka Nakano, Namaki Masakazu

Director: Mamoru Oshii

Genres: Anime, Action

Distributors: Manga Entertainment

Keywords: Police station, Pursuit, Quest, Transformation, Creative