By Mamoru OSHII

PRODUCTION I.G - as SALES All rights, World / PROD

Animation - Completed 2004

After his hugely influential Ghost in the Shell burst onto the international film scene becoming one of the most successful anime films of all time, acclaimed writer/director Mamoru Oshii returns with the long-awaited sequel. Palme d'Or nominee at the 57th Festival de Cannes.

    • Year of production
    • 2004
    • Genres
    • Animation, Science-fiction
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mamoru OSHII
    • Writer(s)
    • Mamoru OSHII
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/50C5-01CB-10A6-D84D-D05A-Z
    • Producer(s)
    • Mitsuhisa ISHIKAWA (Production I.G), Toshio SUZUKI (Studio Ghibli)
    • Synopsis
    • In 2032, the line between humans and machines has been blurred almost beyond distinction. Humans have forgotten that they are human, and the few who still own an organic body coexist with cyborgs (human spirits inhabiting entirely mechanized bodies) and dolls (robots with no human elements at all).
      Detective Batou, an agent for covert anti-terrorist unit Public Safety Section 9, is assigned the case of gynoids -hyper-realistic female robots created specifically for sexual companionship- that have apparently malfunctioned and started slaughtering their owners. In the course of the investigation, Batou and his partner Togusa take on violent Yakuza thugs, devious hackers, government bureaucrats, and corporate criminals to uncover the shocking truth behind the crime.
      More than a visually stunning futuristic hard-boiled mystery, Innocence is the story of a solitary cyborg that desperately wants to hold on to what's left of his humanity in a world where the value of the human soul has largely been forgotten.