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  Ghost in the Shell - Wiki.theppn
Ghost in the Shell is both an anime and manga that was created by Masamune Shirow that has expanded across the globe in frenzie.
Ghost in the Shell is a futuristic police thriller dealing with the exploits of Motoko Kusanagi, a member of the covert operations section of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission, Section 9, which specializes in fighting technology-related crime.
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex was a television series, broadcasted in 2002 and finished in 2003.
wiki.theppn.org /Ghost_in_the_Shell   (647 words)

  Ghost in the Shell
Motoko Kusanagi from the manga Ghost in the Shell.
Set in the 21st century, Ghost in the Shell is superficially a futuristic spy thriller, dealing with the exploits of Motoko Kusanagi, a member of the covert operations section of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission, Section 9, which specializes in fighting technology-related crime.
The setting of Ghost in the Shell is distinctively cyberpunk or postcyberpunk, similar to that of William Gibson's Sprawl trilogy and other post/cyberpunk works, though Shirow's work is focused more tightly on the ethical and philosophical ramifications of the widespread merging of humanity and technology.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/Ghost_in_the_Shell.php   (2652 words)

 Philosophy - Ghost in the Shell Wiki - a Wikia wiki
Ghost in the Shell takes place in the year 2029, when the world has become interconnected by a vast electronic network that permeates every aspect of life.
In Ghost in the Shell, the word ghost is colloquial slang for an individual's consciousness or soul.
The concept of the ghost was borrowed by Masamune Shirow from an essay on structuralism, "The Ghost in the Machine" by Arthur Koestler.
ghostintheshell.wikia.com /wiki/Philosophy   (3290 words)

 Ghost in the Shell (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A sequel, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, was released in 2004.
Unlike the manga and the TV series, the producers have stated that the movie is set in Hong Kong, in the making-of Ghost in the Shell featurette.
The whisper in Kusanagi's ghost on the boat, which is completed at the end of the film, is a bible quote from 1 Corinthians 13:11-12.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ghost_in_the_Shell_(film)   (3612 words)

 AAW: Ghost in the Shell Review
Ghost in the Shell maintains a unique feel throughout, is visually striking, and there is enough philosophy for the deepest viewer, making for an unusual and engaging movie.
Ghost in the Shell was released theatrically in both the US and Japan.
Ghost in the Shell is Copyright ©1995 Masamune Shirow / Kodansha Ltd. / Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. / Manga Entertainment.
animeworld.com /reviews/ghostintheshell.html   (1798 words)

 Review - Anime News Network
This common fault is noticeably absent in Ghost of the Shell, a film that complements its attention to detail with exceptional cohesiveness of thought and plot.
Ghost in the Shell's themes, while superbly presented, have also been considered before in anime, so the lasting strength lies more in presentation than originality.
Thus, one may state with confidence that Ghost in the Shell is not only of high quality, but it marks a significant milestone in Japanese animation as well.
www.animenewsnetwork.com /review/ghost-in-the-shell/dvd   (1315 words)

 Hacking Your Own Ghost: Mythology in the Science Fiction Films of Oshii Mamoru as Sites of Resistance
Ghost in the Shell and Avalon, on the other hand, are more serious meditations on how myth and religion are still important in the world today.
In Ghost in the Shell, technology is brought to the interior of the person — Kusanagi is a cyborg, her body consisting mainly of robotic parts, but in the end, Kusanagi’s body is rendered irrelevant after she merges with the Puppet Master, becoming one with the Net.
In Ghost in the Shell, Kusanagi questions whether or not she, as a cyborg, possesses a “ghost,” an amorphous thing never precisely defined in the film, but which can be likened to the Christian concept of the soul.
www.animeresearch.com /Articles/Oshii/hackingghost.html   (1819 words)

 Really Scary: Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Gallery & News
“Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence” is the story of a solitary cyborg who desperately wants to hold on to what’s left of his humanity in a world where the worth of the human soul is fading almost into obscurity.
While the first “Ghost in the Shell” was said to have been based on the original story by comic artist Shirow Masamune, both that movie and “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence” have original storylines, created by Oshii, that are different from those of the original mangas.
It had a profound impact on his vision for “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.” Then, in Berlin, he was introduced to the dolls that supposedly influenced Bellmer, and at La Specola in Italy, he saw wax anatomical models that were molded from actual corpses.
www.reallyscary.com /ghostshell.asp   (1558 words)

 Do You Hear A Whisper In Your Ghost?
And this is where the chink in the shell of Ghost is found.
Although her shell is no longer functional, Motoko's robotised brain is and that is the part that Bateau recognizes.
For clarity sake, 'Ghost' is the term used for the stored memories, real and manufactured, that are placed in cyborg machinery to make them more human.
www.awn.com /mag/issue1.3/articles/dilworth1.3.html   (2233 words)

 Ghost in the Shell | Anime.com Anime Shrines
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex season 1 suffered from trying to do too much with few resources (we never liked the title sequence, it's a sad day when computer animation looks worse than hand-drawn), but season 2 (aka 2nd Gig) kicks ass on every level and the music here is a definite keeper.
Ghost in the Shell presents a dark and realistic view of the future, where mankind as we know it will soon be replaced by his own creations.
Mamoru Oshii's landmark Ghost in the Shell re-defined anime as a whole and heavily influenced The Matrix.
www.anime.com /Ghost_in_the_Shell   (1555 words)

 :: Shell-Shocked :: Review: Ghost in the Shell
Note that the shell manager will play the role of the shell in order to do its job, meaning it has to be set as the default shell.
Shells have this nasty habit of crashing every once in a while and since your shell is just about the only way you can run programs, that's serious stuff.
In Snafkin, this is done from within the shell manager itself and LiteSpawn has to be configured manually (with the risk of mistyping the paths to the shells).
shell-shocked.org /article.php?id=77   (3674 words)

 CD Baby: GHOST IN A SHELL: A New Evolution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ghost In A Shell is a four man band from Winston Salem, NC, that originally formed early 2000 under another name.
Ghost In A Shell's concept is not fire, blood, and brimstone, yet the material you hear is from the heart and sole of each members life.
Ghost In A Shell has had the privilege in meeting some of the best local and national bands around.
cdbaby.com /cd/gias   (182 words)

 Ghost-in-the-shell - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Ghost in the shell is an anime series by Masamune Shirow about how are humans and roborts different.
After a specific string of kitten sacrifices and magic gestures has been performed, a terrifying vortex into the center of Hell itself is torn open, allowing an assortment of wraiths, banshees, ghosts, and evil clowns to inhabit the colorful shells.
Any ghost-in-the-shell use is a good thing for the ghost in question, as on the whole they have spent more than 400 years trapped inside the plastic egg.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Ghost-in-the-shell   (853 words)

 Ghost In The Shell Review - Robert's Anime Corner
Ghost in the Shell is considered by some to be the best anime cyber-punk story since Akira.
Ghost in the Shell is generally considered to fall into the 'action' genre.
Along with fellow cyborg Bateau and the mostly human Togusa, Kusanagi is set on the trail of a computer-criminal known as the Puppet Master, a data thief skilled enough to hack into the very minds of his victims.
www.animecorner.com /reviews/rev_ghostintheshell.htm   (599 words)

 Amazon.ca: Ghost In The Shell: Books: Horse Dark   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ghost in the Shell is peak era Shirow material.
Ghost in the Shell rarely touches on morality or true philosophy.
Ghost in the Shell is a written and artistic masterpiece - wonderfully written, beautifully drawn, and very deeply researched (read the Author's notes and see what I mean @_@).
www.amazon.ca /Ghost-Shell-Horse-Dark/dp/1569710813   (1704 words)

 Ghost in the Shell
This Ghost In The Shell wall scroll is made of a very soft cloth-like material and measures approximately 32"x40".
The music to the Ghost In The Shell soundtrack is the music you hear in the background when playing the video game.
The Ghost In The Shell bag measures approximately 17 inches wide and 14 inches in height (not including the straps).
www.gkworld.com /category/genre.ghostintheshell   (967 words)

 Ghost in the Shell:Stand Alone Complex | Game Reviews | SCI FI Weekly
Based on the manga of Masumune Shirow, the Ghost in the Shell movies, animated series and manga depict a future world where cybernetics have advanced to the point where very little of very many people is human.
That trace of humanity, i.e., the ghost in the shell, lends the series its name, and the cybernetic human's struggle with this haunting ghost makes for some of the most intriguing fiction to come from Japan.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex brings that story to the small screen of the PSP.
www.scifi.com /sfw/games/sfw12413.html   (657 words)

 Ghost in the Shell DVD Kôkaku kidôtai (Gits Sac Stand Alone Complex and solid state society sss movie anime), ...
Ghost in the Shell DVD Kôkaku kidôtai (Gits Sac Stand Alone Complex and solid state society sss movie anime), Standalone, 2nd Gig Second, and the manga man machine interface, the movie innocence, and music by yoko kanno, along with Appurushîdo Appleseed by Masamune Shirow, Mamoru Oshii, Kenji Kamiyama, Kôkaku kidôtai
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is a sequel released in 2004.
Soundtracks: Soundtracks (OST) to the two Ghost in the Shell movies were composed by Kenji Kawai, while Yoko Kanno composed the music for the GITS-SAC and GITS-SAC 2ng Gig Anime TV series'.
www.ghostintheshell.info   (492 words)

 Anime Tempy
Ghost in the Shell is a sight to behold.
Still, Ghost in the Shell is a title well worth looking at, and greatly appreciated.
The "Major" starts to question her own soul and existence (referred to as "Ghost") during the investigation and from there we are drawn into the main plot.
www.animetempy.com /reviews/DEFG/ghost_in_the_shell.htm   (1285 words)

 Amazon.ca: Ghost in the Shell (Widescreen): DVD: Mamoru Oshii,Atsuko Tanaka,Mimi Woods,Akio Ôtsuka,Richard George ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ghost in the Shell is by far the most intellectual anime I have seen so far.
Ghost in the Shell is simply my favorite science fiction film second only to Blade Runner- Director's Cut.
Deep in 'noir' territory, Ghost in the Shell is definately not for the viewer who likes to check their brain at the door.
www.amazon.ca /Ghost-Shell-Widescreen-Atsuko-Tanaka/dp/6304493681   (1900 words)

Description: Ghost in the Shell is set in the not-too-distant future, when an unnamed government uses lifelike cyborgs or "enhanced" humans for undercover work.
Reminiscent of The Matrix (except it was made several years before said landmark movie), there is an undeniably existential sadness that permeates both the Ghost in the Shell's plot and its visuals.
Followed by a sequel, Ghost in the Shell II: Innocence in 2004.
www.scifimoviepage.com /ghostinshell.html   (503 words)

 Welcome to Ghosts of the Past and Shells of the Future
Ghosts of the Past is a fan site dedicated to one of the most thought provoking animes of all time Ghost in the Shell.
We created this site because Ghost in the Shell is one of the most interesting animes that we here at projectbag.com have had the pleasure of viewing.
Ghost in the Shell is a complex and violent cyberspace adventure from Masamune Shirow - creator of Appleseed and New Dominion Tank Police.
www.projectbag.com /ghost/ghost_index.html   (402 words)

 Absolute Anime • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex- 2nd Gig
Complicating the matter is the fact that the merging of physical reality and virtual reality is starting to obscure the once-clear boundaries of society, such that a new world order, one that merges physical and electronic, actual and virtual, is emerging before everyone's eyes.
For those familiar with the Ghost in the Shell movie, it should be noted that the TV series is more like an alternate reality than having any solid storyline connection to the original movie.
www.absoluteanime.com /ghost_in_the_shell_sac/index.htm   (564 words)

 AnimeOnDVD.com >> Disc Reviews >> Ghost in the Shell
Mamoru Oshii's futuristic animated masterpiece, Ghost In The Shell, is the perfect film to experience on Digital Video Disk.
Ghost In The Shell took the world by storm in 1996, introducing a new wave of Japanese animation through its mesmerizing cinematic expression.
To me, Ghost In The Shell is the Akira of the 90's.
www.animeondvd.com /reviews2/disc_reviews/352.php   (867 words)

 Ghost in the Shell - realityLAPSE[.com]__
Many people, such as Major Kusanagi, have had their bodies so enhanced and changed by these cybernetic components that their ghost is the only thing that separates the machine from the human.
Even ghosts are no longer safe from hackers, and ghost-hacked victims are reduced to nothing more that a soulless shell used for the hacker's bidding.
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex OST
realitylapse.com /info/ghostshell/splash.php   (242 words)

 Amazon.com: Ghost In The Shell: Mamoru Oshii: Unbox Video
I'm not sure if this is because of the transfer or the movie itself because I haven't seen 'Ghost in the Shell' in any other digital format and I certainly aren't going to take for reference the VHS edition *grin*.
You get a 25-30 min 'Making of Ghost in the Shell' which is narrated by the guy who does the voice of Bateau in the English version (I hope I'm right about this, it does sound a lot like him).
Kokakukidotai (Shell Mobile Force) is, with animation sporting top-of-the-line computer imagery in the Bladerunner-like metropolis of Newport, but that's secondary compared to the underlying intellectual theme.
www.amazon.com /Ghost-In-The-Shell/dp/B000VTNLBU   (1619 words)

 DVDFILE.COM: Ghost In the Shell review
During a year in which no fewer than three films asked us to consider the nature of reality (The Matrix, eXistenZ, and The Thirteenth Floor), I thought it might be interesting to return to another film that touches upon some of these same questions, Ghost in the Shell.
And in a section called a Guide To Ghost In The Shell there are dozens and dozens of text screens describing many aspects of the film, including plot and character points for anyone who might come away from the film a little confused.
If you decide to own only one sample of Japanese anime, Ghost in the Shell would be an excellent choice.
www.dvdfile.com /software/review/dvd-video/ghostintheshell.htm   (776 words)

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