Title: Ghost In The Shell:
Another visually sensational animated film from the producers of the acclaimed
The year is 2029. The Net has become ominpresent, reaching into every aspect of
domestic life, commerce, and governments' vast information networks around the
world. This technological miracle was to herald the apex of civilisation. Instead
it breeds something more insidious. From the highest echelons of governments to
dark rundown alleys, a new form of crime emerges. One that threatens to turn the
technology against the order of society.
'The Puppet Master' was a top secret project by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Designated Project 2501, it's purpose was to roam the huge commercial and government
networks, hacking into any system at the Ministry's bidding. It seemed like
the perfect spy, until 'The Puppet Master' decided to live in the world beyond
the Net. Defying the Ministry, it now seeks a host to fulfill its desire for
When the Foreign Ministry tries to terminate its renegade program, 'The Puppet
Master' threatens to expose its identity to the Internal Bureau of Investigation,
which considers it a security threat but are unaware of its origin. While both
parties try to out-manovuer each other in regaining Project 2501, 'The Puppet
Master' stages a revolution of its own, raising doubts in the many cyborgs that
inhabit the city about their own identify--their own freedom.
At the heart of it is Major Motoko Kusanagi, the leader of the Internal Investigation
Bureau's anti-terrorist task force--and a cyborg herself. When she tracks down
'The Puppet Master', it would not just be a sentient AI program she is against,
but the choice of her own destiny that it offers as well.
Director(s): Mamoru Oshî
Year Shot: 1995
Shirow Masamune (comic)
Atsuko Tanaka .... Major Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Akio ?tsuka .... Bat? (voice)
Tamio ?ki .... Section 9 Department Chief Aramaki (JPN) (voice)
Iemasa Kayumi .... Project 2501 aka 'The Puppet Master' (voice)
K?ichi Yamadera .... Togusa (voice)
Tessh? Genda .... Section 6 Department Chief Nakamura (voice)