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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (攻殻機動隊 イノセンス Kōkaku Kidōtai Inosensu) is a 2004 anime/computer-animated sci-fi sequel to the 1995 film Ghost in the Shell. With a story loosely connected to the manga by Shirow Masamune, the film was written and directed by original director Mamoru Oshii.

Synopsis

In the year 2032, the border between humans and machines has been reduced to almost imperceptible levels. The heavily cyborged police officer Batou, newly partnered with the mostly-human Togusa after the diappearance of Major Motoko Kusanagi, is assigned to investigate a series of murders committed by prototype "sexaroids" — female androids created for sex.


Dubbing History

When originally released to DVD in the United States by Go Fish Pictures (a division of Dreamworks Pictures), it was released subtitle only, a controversial choice since every Ghost in the Shell anime released by Manga Entertainment outside of Japan had been dubbed up until that point.

However, a dub was co-produced for the PAL market by Manga Entertainment UK and Madman Entertainment in Australia. This was the first dub Manga UK had produced since X in 1999 and the first dub Madman produced. The dub was recorded at Epcar Entertainment and had most of the original cast from the first film reprise their role.

In 2009, Bandai Entertainment sublicensed the film from DreamWorks' then owner, Paramount Pictures, and rereleased it on DVD and Blu-ray. For this release, Bandai created a second dub for the American market, as Manga's dub was done to PAL standards and converting it to American standards (NTSC) would cause audio distortion. This dub contained most of the same cast as the Manga/Madman dub, this time being recorded at Animaze (the recording studio where the original movie was dubbed).

Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Manga Dub (2005) Bandai Dub (2009)
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Batou 2.png Batou Akio Ōtsuka Richard Epcar
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Togusa 2.png Togusa Kōichi Yamadera Crispin Freeman
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Daisuke Aramaki.png Daisuke Aramaki Tamio Ōki William Frederick Knight
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Motoko Kusanagi.png Motoko Kusanagi Atsuko Tanaka Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Ishikawa.png Ishikawa Yutaka Nakano Michael McCarty
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Azuma.png Azuma Masaki Terasoma Erik Davies
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Kim 2.png Kim Naoto Takenaka Joey D'Auria Travis Willingham
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Harraway.png Harraway Yoshiko Sakakibara Ellyn Stern Barbara Goodson
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Koga.png Koga Hiroaki Hirata Robert Axelrod Fred Sanders
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Detective.png Detective ¿? Steve Kramer Kyle Hebert
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence SWAT Commander.png SWAT Commander ¿? Richard Cansino David Vincent
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Forensics Chief.png Forensics Chief Katsunosuke Hori Terrence Stone Loy Edge
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Katsunari Wakabayashi.png Katsunari Wakabayashi ¿? Richard Cansino Steve Kramer
Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Arm Doctor.png Cyborg Arm Doctor ¿? Bob Papenbrook John Snyder
Ghost in the Shell 2 Motoko Rescued Girl.png Rescued Girl Sumi Mutō Sherry Lynn Laura Bailey
Ghost in the Shell 2 Motoko Togusas Daughter.png Togusa's Daughter Nana Yamauchi Stephanie Sheh Sandy Fox

Additional Voices

Manga Dub

Animaze Dub

Notes

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Dub Region Country
Manga Entertainment 2006 DVD.jpg Manga 2
PAL
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Madman Entertainment 4
PAL
Australia Australia
Bandai Entertainment 2009 DVD.jpg
+
BD
Animaze 1
NTSC
A
DVB-T
United States United States
FUNimation Entertainment 2017

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