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A Mamoru Oshii award winner!
on January 8, 2013
Based on Masamune Shirow's original Manga, renowned Japanese director and screenwriter Mamoru Oshii adapts Ghost in the Shell into a full length Anime film!
Taking place in 2029, cybernetic partners Motoko Kusanagi and Batou working with Public Security Section 9 led by chief Aramaki are after an infamous hacker called The Puppet Master. This hacker has hacked into the minds of many unsuspecting victims and gets them to commit various cyber crimes. Once further into the movie, you'll find out more about this being and what his true goal and nature are. What I found satisfying was the ending where Motoko Kusanagi is looking out to the city with a smile, saying ''The net is vast and infinite'' like The Major did in the Manga. I couldn't help but smile, as well!
What I regret is not purchasing the second edition Ghost in the Shell 2.0 that had some of the scenes digitally redone in CGI. I felt the computer animation was just incredible and a big improvement.
I give this worthy Anime film five stars!