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Ghost in the Shell 21850600 The film Ghost in the Shell was adapted from the original manga entitled Ghost in the Shell. The manga was written by Masamune Shirow but the 1995 film adaptation was directed by Mamoru Oshii and written by Kazunori Ito. The story of the film takes place in the year 2029 and the world has basically become one big electronic network. The world is now inhabited by cyborgs and different forms of Artificial Intelligence. The cyborgs, who were once humans, look just like regular humans but their brains robotics controlled computers and their bodies have been replaced by fully synthetic bodies. This film, just like The Matrix, leads into broader philosophical questioning. Where do robots cross the line into a more humanlike state of mind? The title of the anime itself is somewhat philosophical. The word ghost in Ghost of the Shell actually means consciousness and the “ghost” is what separates robots and human beings. The main character in the manga is Motoko Kusanagi. At times, Kusanagi contemplates what it really means to be a human and what “life” is. She also contemplates what souls and consciousness really are. Between minutes 31 thru 32 of the anime, Kusanagi is having a conversation with Batou and says the following, “There are countless ingredients that make up the human body and mind. Like all the components that make up me as an individual with my
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2008 for the course JAPANESE 197 taught by Professor Baird during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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