Director: Mamoru Oshii. Voices: Akio Otsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi. Japan 1995. 83 mins. Japanese with English subtitles.
First there was AKIRA, then there was GHOST IN THE SHELL. See this groundbreaking anime masterpiece how it was intended – on the big screen in glorious HD! 2029 – A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of 'The Puppet Master', a mysterious and menacing computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together with her fellow agents from Section 9, they embark on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity.
A movie that questions human existence in the fast-paced information age, this award-winning cyber thriller is one of the bestselling Japanese animation films of all time.