Overview – Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell is a Japanese franchise that originally published as a manga in the year 1989. The story was told where people were allowed to replace nearly all human body parts and organs to robotics. Because of the advanced technology, weak became strong and dying people were given a new life.

Scarlett Johansson as Major Mira Killian / Motoko Kusanagi (Movie Version)

Major Mira Killian / Motoko Kusanagi in the Anime version

Major Motoko Kusanagi is the first of her kind. She is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. A counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9 was led by the protagonist, Maj. Mokoto Kusanagi, trails “The Puppet Master” who hacked the computerized cyborg-human hybrids. As Kusanagi and her team discovered more about the terrorism, things were never simple. Her pursuit of the terrorist leaves her to ponder what life might it be if she had more human traits. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.

The animation started in the year 1985 and followed by different sequels where stories were based on the original Ghost in the Shell. Many sequels were made with a different focus on the story, independent from the original manga. In 2017, a film of the same name was released featuring Scarlett Johansson as Major Mira Killian / Motoko Kusanagi. Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders & written by Jamie Moss and was premiered first in Tokyo, Japan before the United States.

Ghost in the Shell gains an approval rating of 45% from 223 reviews and a rating of 5.6 / 10. It became one of the box-office hit movies that time along with Beauty and the Beast and The Boss Baby. The people said that the movie was able to pull-off that amazing actions & eye-candy graphics which make the movie excellent as a whole. Scarlett’s performance was great but an issue regarding about the casting side of the movie. But all in all the Ghost in the Shell was a success worldwide.

5 thoughts on “Overview – Ghost in the Shell

  1. Havent seen this since I think its too old. But the heard the movie is epic!
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