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Ghost in the Shell

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A mysterious new hacker known only as the Puppet Master threatens to create chaos, erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have cast away their physical body to become cyborgs. Is he an evil genius, or could he signal the beginning of a new age in the relationship between man and machine?

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Name Role
Hiroyuki OKIURA Character Design
Mamoru OSHII Director
Kenji KAWAI Music
Masamune SHIROW Original Manga Creator
Shigeru WATANABE Producer
Mitsuhisa ISHIKAWA Producer
Ken IYADOMI Producer

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Ghost in the Shell valondar 8/10 Jan 13, 2009

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Dead Leaves

Dead Leaves
  • Movie (1 ep x 48 min)
  • 2004

For Pandy and Retro, waking up naked with amnesia wasn't the high point of their day. While going on a crime spree, the duo are captured and sent to the infamous Dead Leaves, a notorious prison where the baddest of the bad are sent. Using the bathroom is a chore, eating is force fed and escape seems impossible -- but is it? Join Pandy, Retro, the drill endowed Chinko Drill and a gang of inmates as they plot their escape from the hell that is Dead Leaves!

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Foop

GITS has a hugely different concept than Dead Leaves, yet a person might like both. Both movies are filled with action. Dead Leaves is a little bit faster-paced, so if you liked GITS and could go for even more action, you should see Dead Leaves. If you want less action, watch GITS.  

Dominion Tank Police

Dominion Tank Police

Many years in the future, crime is out of hand. In order keep the city safe, the Tank Police were created. The Tank Police are an elite unit that uses massive tanks to bring criminals to justice, yet many feel they do more damage than they are worth. Leona is a rookie, and within her first few days on the force she is already knee-deep in trouble.

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lantis
Hey, why not check out other anime that the creator made? Aside from the fact that Ghost in the Shell is a cult classic, it shares a bit with Tank Police. Except that its a lot more serious of course...

Eve no Jikan Movie

Eve no Jikan Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 105 min)
  • 2010

In the future, androids live side by side with humans – but not as their equals, as their slaves. Though they look identical, these androids must display a holographic ring over their heads so the difference is clear. One day, a boy named Rikuo finds abnormal activity patterns in the logs of his own android, and alongside his friend Masaki, he sets forth to find where the android has been. Much to their surprise, the duo discovers a secret café known as Eve no Jikan with a single rule: within its walls, there must be no discrimination between humans and robots. In this place, androids appear to be human and are even displaying signs of independence – a trait that should not be possible. Rikou finds his perceptions increasingly challenged as he struggles to come to terms with his own android, and the relationship between man and machines...

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JAhU

Both Eve no Jikan and Ghost in the Shell deal with the possibility of androids having mind of their own. While the style differs greatly both movies are quite interesting. If you like such sci-fi themes, you should definitely watch both of them.

Galaxy Express 999 Movie

Galaxy Express 999 Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 130 min)
  • 1979

Tetsuro was orphaned at a young age when his mother was killed by Count Mecha. He dreams of one day earning, or stealing enough money to board the Galaxy Express 999 - the intergalactic train that would take him to the robot planet, where he could cast away his humanity in his quest for vengeance against Count Mecha. Tetsuro soon finds a shortcut towards his desires when he meets the enchanting Maetel while running from the police. Tetsuro finds himself drawn towards this woman that eerily resembles his mother, especially when she offers to take him on the Galaxy Express 999 with her. So begins Tetsuro's intergalactic journey to fulfill his wishes, whatever those wishes may be in the end.

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snivets

Both of these futuristic sci-fi movies ask thought-provoking questions about the meaning of being human in highly technological futures where human beings use mechanical/cyborg bodies. If you like those themes, these two are both good picks.

Gundress

Gundress
  • Movie (1 ep x 81 min)
  • 1999

The year is 2100, and the place is Bayside City: Japan's premier international port. In this place, the Angel Arms Company is a group of six women who are brought in to take care of situations that more official authorities can't handle. Their most recent case is to protect the crime lord Hassan, in hopes that the information he possesses will bring down a global terror ring. In an attempt to take both his life and the lives of the Angel Arms Company, the terrorists turn to a newly-hired expert to lead their operations. To make matters worse, the terrorists are armed with the military’s latest weaponry, and their leader has a history with one of the members of the Angel Arms Company. Who will prevail, the terrorists, or our heroes?

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wanryavka

Both are futuristic mecha-ish anime featuring female with gun leads.  Also look similar as the original creator of Ghost in the Shell did the character and mech designs for Gundress.