Ghost in the Shell - Script

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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Table of contents

  1. Thermo Optic Camouflage
  2. Opening Credits
  3. The Infamous Mystery Hacker
  4. Ghost Hack Humans
  5. Only a Puppet
  6. Simultaneous Reality & Fantasy
  7. Hope in Deep Waters
  8. Wandering the City
  9. Doubting Your Own Ghost
  10. Project 2501
  11. Chasing the Target
  12. Kusanagi Battles Tank
  13. Unification
  14. Reincarnation
  15. Closing Credits

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