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Ghost in the Shell: Shin Gekijōban (Japanese: 攻殻機動隊 新劇場版/GHOST IN THE SHELL, Kōkaku Kidōtai Shin Gekijōban / Gōsuto in Za Sheru, i.e. Mobile Armored Riot Police: New Movie / Ghost in the Shell) is a 2015 anime science fiction film based on Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell. The film was directed by Kazuya Nomura, Kazuchika Kise as the general director and character designer, Toru Okubo as the animation director, Tow Ubukata as the screenplay writer and Cornelius as the composer.

The film is connected to Ghost in the Shell: Arise using the same production team as well as the voice cast are mostly carried over.[1]

Plot Summary

Set after the events of Arise, the film involves the assassination of the Prime Minister of Japan which is publicly described as the "greatest event since the war". It is up to a special operations unit led by Major Motoko Kusanagi to discover the true nature of the murder. They are aided by the Prime Minister's son, Osamu Fujimoto.[2]

Voice cast

Character Japanese voice actor English voice actor
Motoko Kusanagi Maaya Sakamoto[3] Elizabeth Maxwell
Daisuke Aramaki Ikkyuu Juku[3] John Swasey
Batou Kenichirou Matsuda[3] Christopher R. Sabat
Togusa Tarusuke Shingaki[3] Alex Organ
Ishikawa Shunsuke Sakuya[3] Brandon Potter
Saito Takuro Nakakuni[3] Marcus D. Stimac
Pazu Youji Ueda[3] Jason Douglas
Borma Kazuya Nakai[3] Phil Parsons
Logicoma Miyuki Sawashiro[3] Jad Saxton
Kurtz Mayumi Asano[3] Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Tsumugi Kenji Nojima[3] Eric Vale
Robert Lee Mugihito[3] TBA
Chris Megumi Han[3] Felecia Angelle
Mamuro Atsushi Miyauchi[3] TBA
Osamu Fujimoto NAOTO[2] David Matranga



Motoko's origin

We learn that Motoko's parents had been researching how to avoid androids becoming dead ended obsoletes unable to upgrade when they died. Her mother was pregnant at the time and the unborn Motoko's was given a prosthetic body (much like her counterpart in the original films as opposed to the version in the Stand Alone Complex who was a small child in a plane crash).


On September 5, 2014, it was revealed by Production I.G. that a new Ghost in the Shell animated film will be released in 2015 promising to show the "further evolution [of the series]".[4] On January 8, 2015, a short teaser trailer was revealed for the project unveiling a redesigned Major more closely resembling her appearance from the older films.[5]


External links

Ghost in the Shell: Arise

1: Ghost Pain | 2: Ghost Whispers | 3: Ghost Tears | 4: Ghost Stands Alone |
5: Pyrophoric Cult |
Alternative Architecture | The New Movie