Ghost in the Shell - Scene 15: Closing Credits

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[15 Closing Credits] (Kusanagi stares out across the city.) (Fade to black. Credits roll.) Read the previous chapter. Ghost in the Shell - Script For the sake of version control and in the interest of not having multiple versions floating about the Internet, please link to the pages on this site instead of copying the script elsewhere. Using short blurbs of a sentence or two is perfectly fine.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 14: Reincarnation

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[14 Reincarnation] (A room comes into view. We slowly zoom in to a mirror showing a girl sitting in a chair.) (Batou:) You're awake. Status report, please. And maybe an explanation about this body. I was in a hurry. It was all I could get on the black market. Not my taste, really. Section 9 arrived with help right after it happened. They took two cyborg bodies and a slightly beat-up Batou back home.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 13: Unification

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[13 Unification] (We switch to a helicopter making it's journey.) Signal from escort lost. Switch to operation phase two and destroy the target. Sniper group, confirm targets. Target one: Project 2501. Target two: Motoko Kusanagi. Both are class-A cyborg bodies. Use flechette bullets in the hit. Snipers, jack into your device drivers. Begin cardiovascular suppression. Unit 01: jacked in. Unit 02: jacked in. (We switch back to the warehouse.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 12: Kusanagi Battles Tank

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[12 Kusanagi Battles Tank] (We switch to Kusanagi following the car via helicopter.) The flooding's really bad here, even for Old Town in general. Why come here? They wouldn't have run here without a reason. Could have a boat or a chopper waiting, or it's an ambush. Shouldn't we wait for backup? I can't wait. Come in from seaside and put me above that building.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 11: Chasing the Target

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[11 Chasing the Target] (We switch back to Kusanagi in the helicopter. We see also the preparations taking place.) Chief. Ishikawa? Well? I dove the MFA net and found some interesting things for you. Hold on, let me get a secure channel. Okay? First, that guy who was with Nakamura. He's an American. Dr. Willis, head of strategic research at Neutron Corp. Top man in the field of A.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 10: Project 2501

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[10 Project 2501] (In the lab, the body from before is lowered.) I don't need to remind you that it's treason for you to be hiding something from me, no matter how sensitive. For both of us. Whatever the MFA may prefer, this case is in Section 9's jurisdiction. But we wouldn't mind cooperating if there was good reason to. Dr. Willis? Confirmed. It's definitely him.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 9: Doubting Your Own Ghost

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[9 Doubting Your Own Ghost] (A woman is standing on the street, in the rain. She's hit by a truck. The view goes out, like a television turning off.) Sensors: restarted. Auxiliary computer link: check. Visual sensors: online. Cyborg body signal? Output: nominal. (Kusanagi walks in from the right. The view zooms in on her.) Can't you call in if you're going to be late?

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 8: Wandering the City

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[8 Wandering the City] (We get a 'tour' of the city.) (Kusanagi believes she sees herself in a restaurant, while riding on a boat.) ===  Read the previous chapter. Read the next chapter. Ghost in the Shell - Script For the sake of version control and in the interest of not having multiple versions floating about the Internet, please link to the pages on this site instead of copying the script elsewhere.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 7: Hope in Deep Waters

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[7 Hope in Deep Waters] (Kusanagi is diving, until the pack on her back starts lifting her up towards the surface. It is very similar to the opening credits.) A cyborg who goes diving in her spare time. That can't be a good sign. When did you start doing this? Doesn't the ocean scare you? If the floaters stopped working. Then I'd probably die. Or would you dive in after me?

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 6: Simultaneous Reality & Fantasy

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[6 Simultaneous Reality & Fantasy] (We see the garbage man from before, who was making the calls. He looks dazed.) What do you mean, a "virtual experience?" I mean your wife, your daughter, the divorce, the affair, they're all fake memories. Like a dream. Someone was using you to ghost-hack a government official. No… That's impossible! I've been to your apartment. No one's there.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 5: Only a Puppet

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[5 Only a Puppet] (A helicopter lands in a yeard. Police, and Aramaki, are standing outside that yard, in the trees.) We'll rush the place once the guys in the helicopter are inside. Squad B goes around back, the rest of you take the front. Saito, have your men pull the plugs on all their cars. Begin recording. Message from HQ, sir. We've ID'ed the guy the Major collared.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 4: Ghost Hack Humans

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[4 Ghost Hack Humans] (A man is picking up trash, while another is at a phone.) Come on! All right! We're already 40 seconds behind schedule! Gimme five more seconds. Of all the lousy luck… Hey, sorry. My last partner, the one they busted for working without a permit, was a better worker than you! You're actually trying to ghost-hack your own wife just to see what's on her mind?

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 3: The Infamous Mystery Hacker

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[3 The Infamous Mystery Hacker] This is a rare pleasure, Mr. Aramaki. What can the Foreign Ministry do for Section 9? What are these secret talks you've scheduled with the Gavel Republic for tomorrow? The usual. Foreign aid. The new government reopened the request after the revolution. They claim to be more democratic but they'll probably be as bad as the last bunch. Giving them money they don't earn will help nobody.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 2: Opening Credits

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[2 Opening Credits] (We see what appears to be Kusanagi getting 'created' as the opening credits roll.) (Once finished, we see Kusanagi laying down, and opening her eyes, as if waking from a dream. She moves her fingers slightly.) (She gets up, gets dressed, and leaves.) Read the previous chapter. Read the next chapter. Ghost in the Shell - Script For the sake of version control and in the interest of not having multiple versions floating about the Internet, please link to the pages on this site instead of copying the script elsewhere.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 1: Thermo Optic Camouflage

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[1 Thermo Optic Camouflage]  (Text displays onscreen.)  "IN THE NEAR FUTURE - CORPORATE NETWORKS REACH OUT TO THE STARS, ELECTRONS AND LIGHT FLOW THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE. THE ADVANCE OF COMPUTERISATION, HOWEVER, HAS NOT YET WIPED OUT NATIONS AND ETHNIC GROUPS." (Opens to a computerized view of airspace, with two objects moving towards a location.)  To all patroling air units. A 208 is in progress in the C-13 district of Newport City.

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Ghost in the Shell - Script

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
Description: Transcript of the movie Ghost in the Shell (1995) based upon a viewing of the English DVD release, using the English subtitles. I do not speak, nor understand, Japanese, so this is an American-version transcript. The first version will be based almost exclusively on a subtitle rip. As I'm able, I'll review the subtitles and supplement the transcript as possible. See also the Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence script.

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Mini-review of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society

  • July 21, 2007
  • James Skemp
My GitS: 2nd Gig knowledge is a bit rusty, so Solid State Society is definitely going to be one of those 'need to watch it at least twice' movies. It seems the movie takes place after 2nd Gig, and therefore, outside of the realm of the other two movies. For two years the Major has been working outside of Section 9, which seems a bit off, since I was under the understanding (perhaps just from the movies) that if they quit, they forfeit pretty much everything .

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 17: Control System

  • August 19, 2006
  • James Skemp

[17 Control System]

"'Who can gaze into the mirror without becoming evil? A mirror does not reflect evil, but creates it.'"

"Poetics, now? We're running low on ammo."

"'Thus, a mirror bears a glimpse, but not scrutiny.'"

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 16: The Ship

  • August 19, 2006
  • James Skemp

[16 The Ship]

(Batou busts into the ship from above.)

"I'm in. Forward the vessel data. Download complete. You got my vision in your sites?"

"Recording now. Wouldn't miss my mentor's assault."

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 15: Undersea

  • August 19, 2006
  • James Skemp

[15 Undersea]

(Batou goes under the water. He grabs onto a dolphin.)

"I've made contact with the escort."

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 14: Kim's Mansion. The 4th Encounter

  • August 19, 2006
  • James Skemp

[14 Kim's Mansion. The 4th Encounter]

(Togusa:) "Are we actually back in physical reality?"

(Batou:) "There is no way to distinguish reminiscence from true memory. Whatever they are, they can only be analyzed after the fact. The passage of time itself can't be stored, so it's tough. And inevitable, now that our e-brains share external memories. Do your wife and daughter, waiting for you at home, really exist? Or are you, in reality, still single, living in some cheap rented room, only dreaming of that family. Don't you want to verify what actually happened back there?"

A reference to the first movie.

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 13: Kim's Mansion. Again and Again

  • August 19, 2006
  • James Skemp

[13 Kim's Mansion. Again and Again]

(We're back outside, and Batou and Togusa turn towards the building, hearing a shot.)

"Here goes!"

(The girl is gone, but there's the number '2501'.)

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 12: Kim's Mansion. Again

  • August 19, 2006
  • James Skemp

[12 Kim's Mansion. Again]

(Continued from the previous chapter.)

"Kim chose to become a complete cyborg. That was his reason. He bounced around between Special Forces and Electronics, and got into black market weapons. His reputation turned to shit. Wound up your garden-variety hacker."

"Sounds like quite a story."

"No matter how far a jackass travels, it won't come back a horse."

(Batou pauses.)

"What's wrong? Lets go."

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 11: Kim's Mansion

  • August 19, 2006
  • James Skemp

[11 Kim's Mansion]

"He used to be a long-range military scout. 'Unfit as a commander, unfit to be commanded, fit only to languish by the wayside.' He bounced around between Special Forces and Electronics, and got into black market weapons. His reputation turned to shit. Wound up your garden-variety hacker."

"Sounds like quite a story."

"Yeah, but no matter how far a jackass travels, it won't come back a horse. His downfall came when his reach exceeded his grasp. Let's go."

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 19: Togusa's House

  • August 19, 2006
  • James Skemp

[19 Togusa's House]

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 10: Festival

  • August 19, 2006
  • James Skemp

[10 Festival]

"Batou!"

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"You sure have gotten informal, Lin. Since when do you skip the 'Sir'?"

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 9: Orange Sky

  • August 19, 2006
  • James Skemp

[9 Orange Sky]

"This area was once intended as the Fear East's most important information center, a Special Economic Zone in its heyday. These towers survive as a shadow of the city's former glory. Its dubious sovereignty has made it the ideal haven for multi-nationals and the criminal elements that feed off their spoils. It's a lawless zone, beyond the reach of UN or E-police. Reminds me of the line, 'What the body creates, is as much an expression of DNA as the body itself.'"

"But the same applies to beaver dams and spiderwebs."

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 18: Laboratory Development

  • August 19, 2006
  • James Skemp

[18 Laboratory Development]

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 8: The Store

  • August 9, 2006
  • James Skemp

[8 The Store]

(Note: One of the coolest scenes in the movie.)

(Batou walks into the store, and heads towards the back.)

(A voice in his head.) "You're in the kill zone."

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 7: Yakuza Office

  • August 9, 2006
  • James Skemp

[7 Yakuza Office]

"Who the fuck are you?"

"Here to chat with Wakabayashi. Go get him."

"What about, 'Avoid shooting?'"

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 6: Batou's Safe House

  • August 8, 2006
  • James Skemp

[6 Batou’s Safe House]

(Living room. A car drives by and a dog gets out of a chair, heading to the door. Batou walks in and steps in something. The dog hides.)

(Batou cleans off his shoe in a tub while the dog tries to watch.)

('Gabriel', a gear-driven dog. Batou prepares the dog's food, tenderly moves it's ears out of the dish when it begins to eat. Grabs a drink, sits on a chair, pulls out the photo of the girl. After moving a ball, containing a fish, slightly. The dog jumps onto his lap and falls asleep.)

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 5: Boat House

  • August 8, 2006
  • James Skemp

[5 Boat House]

(A nice house, on the water.)

"You're all alone here?"

"Koga got reacquainted with his dinner and went back with the corpse."

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 4: Coroner Haraway

  • August 8, 2006
  • James Skemp

[4 Coroner Haraway]

(A lab.)

The technician: "You can come here all you want, I'm not sharing this investigation. And if you're too persistent, I'll have you detained."

"I'm Togusa, Public Safety Section 9. This scary-looking fellow …"

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 3: Jurisdiction

  • August 8, 2006
  • James Skemp

[3 Jurisdiction]

(A room with a window looking into a forest.)

"Already this week, we've had eight cases of gynoids murdering their masters. After each killing, they self-destruct, electronic brains reformatted. In each case, the model in question is Locus Solus #2052, "Hadaly" type. A prototype developed for testing, they were provided free of charge to contractors. Now, they've recalled all the prototypes. According to their most recent report, they've identified no defects in either software or hardware."

"You get all that?"

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 2: Main Title and Credits

  • August 8, 2006
  • James Skemp

[2 Main Title and Credits]

(Opening. We see the creation of one of the female machines seen in the first scene.

Along with the fantastic images, we hear the beautiful music you'll hear later.)

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 1: New City

  • August 8, 2006
  • James Skemp

[1 New City]

(Text displays onscreen.)

In a future time, when most human thought has been accelerated by artificial intelligence and external memory can be shared on a universal matrix, Batou, an agent of the elite Section 9 Security Force and a begin so artificially modified as to be essentially cyborg, is assigned, along with his mostly human partner, Togusa, to investigage a series of gruesome murders.

Time has passed since Batou's original partner, Major Motoko Kusanagi, cybernetically enhanced to such a degree that only her "ghost" remained human, disappeared into the Net. Since then, Batou has wondered where her ghost might be and if the Major will ever return …

(Japanese text)

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 20 : End Credits

  • August 7, 2006
  • James Skemp

[20 End Credits]

(Credits begin rolling, and "Follow Me" begins playing, through to the end of the movie. The song is extremely well sung. This is all there is to the credits, so if you don't care to sit through them, you'll lose nothing by stopping here.)


Read the previous chapter.

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Script

  • August 7, 2006
  • James Skemp

Description: Transcript of the movie Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) based upon a viewing of the English DVD release, using the English subtitles.

I do not speak, nor understand, Japanese, so this is an American-version transcript. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is an extremely philosophical movie, so I have decided to watch and type up a transcript of the movie so that I could expand my own knowledge of the film. In the spirit of the Internet/Web, I provide it here as well to aid others.

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