Questions tagged [ghost-in-the-shell]

A 1995 anime film—and related manga series—created by Masamune Shirow that depicts the adventures of a fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization in the 21st century.

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Japanese Wedding Chant from Ghost in the Shell

What more is known about the Japanese mythical and folk origins of the Wedding Chant in Making of Cyborg and Reincarnation, the main theme songs of Ghost in the Shell? Making of Cyborg is the amazing ...
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What is the scientific purpose of external cables for cyborgs/androids?

I've seen the Ghost in the Shell movie and bits of the anime, but the only thing that still leaves me wondering is what those external cables attached to the body are used for. If this concept is more ...
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Why wasn't Major Motoko Kusanagi's original shell repaired?

Ghost In The Shell 1995 spoilers ahead In one of the final scenes of "Ghost In The Shell" (1995) Major Motoko Kusanagi's shell is destroyed by section 6 snipers. Right before this happens Batou ...
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex episode viewing order?

I got partway through Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex a while ago and would like to start again. There are two types of episodes: "Stand Alone" and "Complex". The latter has on ongoing plot, ...
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What is Motoko Kusanagi's nationality and ethnicity?

Ignoring the transhuman aspect of Major's prosthesis, was Motoko Kusanagi ever intended, in either the manga or anime, to be non-Japanese? I'm asking due to the current #IAmMajor campaign being ...
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Why were interceptors planted on the police officers in Ghost in the Shell?

Why were interceptors planted on the police officers in Ghost in the Shell? I mean it was done by the government, but I don't know what was the motivation was for it. The next episode seems to show ...
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In what order should Ghost in the shell franchise be viewed [duplicate]

I already watched the 1995 movie before thinking about deciding on an order since that movie started it all (in the anime part, of course the manga came first) but in which order should I continue ...
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Are “The Matrix series” and “Ghost in the shell: Standalone Complex” based on “Simulacra and Simulation”?

Standalone Complex is based on the idea that: The Stand Alone Complex is a philosophical construct; A copy of something that does not exist, or to make it clear, a copy that does exist but the ...
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What is the relation Between Stand Alone Complex and Individual Eleven ideology?

Is it possible that Individual Eleven ideology is based on Stand Alone Complex? By the way to be everything clear could you describe me what Stand Alone Complex is?
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What are the differences between the original movie Ghost in the Shell and the 2.0 remastered version

The original "Ghost in the Shell" movie was released in 1995. In 2008, a remastered version called "Ghost in the Shell 2.0" was released. Are there major differences between these two versions and ...
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Was Major Motoko Kusanagi a human in a past life, or was she an AI from the beginning?

After watching Ghost in the Shell movie and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, I couldn't tell Major Motoko Kusanagi was an AI or she used to be a human. Was Major Motoko Kusanagi a human in a ...
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Suggested starting place for Ghost in the Shell

As the title suggests, I want to start watching Ghost in the Shell. But I have seen many different ones and dont know if they're all part of the same series etc. What are some suggestions for where ...
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Did Major Motoko Kusanagi expect to be able to open the tank?

In the film Ghost in the Shell Major Kusanagi engages in a fire fight with a tank. At the end of the fight the Major attempts to pull open the hatch on the tank, presumably to kill the pilot. Her ...