Ghost In The Shell - Solid State Society (2006) Japan
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Director:Kenji Kamiyama
Studio:Manga Video
Producer:Norihisa Oki
Writer:Kenji Kamiyama, Yoshiki Sakurai
Date Added:2007-10-18
Last Seen:2007-10-18
Awards:1 nomination
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Kenji Kamiyama  ...  (Director)
Kenji Kamiyama, Yoshiki Sakurai  ...  (Writer)
Michael McCarty (III)  ...  
Dean Wein  ...  Boma (voice: English version)
Yutaka Nakano  ...  Ishikawa
Takashi Onozuka  ...  Paz (voice)
Joshua Seth  ...  Child - Episode 'Portraitz' (voice: English version)
Bob Buchholz  ...  Paz (voice: English version) (as Robert Buchholz)
Richard Epcar  ...  Batou
Crispin Freeman  ...  Togusa
William Knight  ...  Daisuke Aramaki (voice: English version)
Mona Marshall  ...  Child - Episode 'Portraitz' (voice: English version)
Michael McCarty  ...  Ishikawa
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn  ...  Motoko Kusanagi (voice: English version)
Tôru Ôkawa  ...  Saito
Akio Ôtsuka  ...  Batou
Osamu Saka  ...  Chief Daisuke Aramaki
Atsuko Tanaka  ...  Major. Motoko Kusanagi
Dave Wittenberg  ...  Saito
Kôichi Yamadera  ...  Togusa
Taro Yamaguchi  ...  Borma
Akio Ohtsuka  ...  Batou (voice)
Tôru Ôkawa  ...  Saito (voice)
Sakiko Tamagawa  ...  Tachikoma (voice)
Oki Sugiyama  ...  Proto (voice)
Masahiro Ogata  ...  Azuma (voice)
Eri Oono  ...  Operator (voice)
Eiji Sekiguchi  ...  Akafuku (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara  ...  Kayabuki (voice)
Tesshô Genda  ...  Nakamura Bucho (voice)
Kôji Tanaka  ...  Cinematographer
Junichi Uematsu  ...  Editor
Tôru Ohkawa  ...  Saito (voice)
Summary: The television movie Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society (2006) continues the adventures of the cast of Stand Alone Complex, the TV series based on Mamoru Oshii's watershed feature. It's been two years since Major Kusanagi left Public Security Section 9 and struck out on her own. Batou pursues only investigations that interest him. Togusa is in charge of the Section, largely by default. All three characters, plus Chief Aramaki and the Tachikoma robots, join in the investigation of a string of suicides by agents of a foreign general. The trail leads them to a terrorist plot involving micro-machines created to release a deadly virus, and to the master-hacker known as the Puppeteer. The depiction of a corrupt politician using resources earmarked for the care of an aging population for his own ends reflects recent scandals in Japan. But Solid State Society feels derivative. The plot borrows heavily from the "Laughing Man" storyline, and the general lack of inspiration is evident in the failure to resolve the mystery satisfactorily. (Rated 13 and older: violence, grotesque imagery) --Charles Solomon