Review: Ghost in the Shell README: 1995-2017

  • November 8, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Ghost in the Shell README: 1995-2017, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Thankfully, Focuses Mostly on the Animes First, I’ve been a fan of Ghost in the Shell animes since forum posts pointed me to watching the original Ghost in the Shell movie shortly after The Matrix came out, and I wanted to watch more movies like it. I wasn’t expecting much from the new Ghost in the Shell movie, so I wasn’t surprised when it wasn’t that great.

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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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