Japanese: GHOST IN THE SHELL（攻殻機動隊）
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 18, 1995
Producers: Bandai Visual, Kodansha
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Studios: Production I.G
Genres: Action, Mecha, Police, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Seinen
Duration: 1 hr 22 min
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: Dual Audio
Since this is the main GITS movie, I’m gonna post the watch order here.
You start with the OG movies, watch these no matter what:
The original 1995 movie has a 2008 remake called Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (don’t confuse it with Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence) which can totally be skipped since it somehow manages to look worse than the original.
Next up is Stand Alone Complex series:
Then we have the Arise movie series:
Arise also has a TV series adaptation, called Arise Alternative Architecture, which is just a compilation of the movies with a few extra scenes. You’re better off watching the movies.
Finally, we have the latest installment in the series:
This honestly feels like a cashgrab at this point, made worse by fully 3DCG animation which seems to be a thing for Netflix shows. The 2nd Season isn’t out yet but has been confirmed.
Judgement is apparently almost done with the v3 of their GITS release. I’ll do an updated encode based on that. If you’re new to the series, I’ll recommend waiting a bit more.
Characters & Voice Actors
ED1: Reincarnation by Kenji Kawai
A classic full of philosophical ideas that will bend your mind and make you fear for the future ahead.
Are we even real
A philosophical deep dive into what it means to be human. Incredibly influential on the sci-fi genre and on movies like the matrix.
It’s basically anime’s Blade Runner. A lot of cool themes beneath the surface of a great action movie.
it’s Ghost in the Shell we all know you gotta watch it even if you don’t like it.
Classic. A must watch. Great intro to cyberpunk.
A landmark in animation, explorations into what makes humans human, and proof that robots can be hot.