Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Script

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.

See also the Ghost in the Shell - Script for the first movie.

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. Thank you :)

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Table of contents

  1. New City
  2. Main Title and Credits
  3. Jurisdiction
  4. Coroner Haraway
  5. Boat House
  6. Batou’s Safe House
  7. Yakuza Office (listed as Togusa’s Office on the DVD, but I do believe this is what was actually meant)
  8. The Store
  9. Orange Sky
  10. Festival
  11. Kim’s Mansion
  12. Kim’s Mansion. Again
  13. Kim’s Mansion. Again and Again
  14. Kim’s Mansion. The 4th Encounter
  15. Undersea
  16. The Ship
  17. Control System
  18. Laboratory Development
  19. Togusa’s House
  20. End Credits

If you notice any problems with the movie’s transcript, please just let me know. Also, if you have any comments or thoughts that you’d like to share on a particular portion of the movie (or the movie in general), please don’t hesitate to share them with the public via the comment system, or send them privately to strivinglife [at] gmail [dot] com.

Obviously, I didn’t write the original script, and I respect all copyrights as applicable. I’m just a fan of the philosophy of the movie, and since there wasn’t a script online at the time of this writing, I figured I could transcribe one (after all, my Waking Life transcript turned out to be quite the resource) ... I just hope others find it a valuable resource, and a stepping stone towards further discussions on this movie.

Can you help? Ryan C. asks for movies in a vein similar to Ghost in the Shell 2 and Waking Life). He suggests Mindwalk and My Dinner With Andre as two such movies. Can you, readers, recommend any other movies like these?