Monday, March 27, 2006

3d model #10 Motoko Kusanagi

From the Anime film Ghost in the Shell, Motoko Kusanagi suffered from a medical condition which necessitated that her brain be transplanted to a cybernetic body at a very young age. Although her proficiency with the artificial body is highly advanced, she is still haunted by the childhood memories of her own inability to master the more subtle intricacies of its operation – emotions she hides beneath her stoic demeanor.

Now a cyborg operative with Section 9 of the Japanese government (security police) and possessing an incredible amount of cybernetic augmentation, including a built-in thermoptic camouflage, which renders her invisible to the eye and most security devices, in addition her brain has be adapted for information download and remote communication.

In the film she is seen to philosophise over the human condition wondering whether she is still 'human' given her extensive cybernetic modifications. Consumed by self doubt she uses diving as a safety valve for her probing thoughts. The name 'Ghost in the Shell' refers to Major Motoko Kusanagi's self doubt as to whether, with all of the modifications she still retains a soul, a 'ghost' in the shell of what she has become.

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ghost in the shell DVD review
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Wikipedia (all you'll ever need to know)
Ghost in the Shell official website

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