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  • The Other Darrin: The PS1 video game replaced everyone on the Japanese side of things, most notably with Hiromi Tsuru replacing Atsuko Tanaka as Motoko herself. Bizarrely, Shinji Ogawa, who appeared in the first movie as a foreign minister, replaced Akio Ōtsuka as Batou. Soichi Ito replaced Tamio Oki as Aramaki, Hirotaka Suzuoki replaced Kōichi Yamadera as Togusa, and finally, Kiyoshi Kobayashi replaced Yutaka Nakano as Ishikawa. Mostly averted with the English version, which kept most of the original movie's cast, the only exception being Ishikawa, whose original actor, Michael Sorich, was replaced by the late Bob Papenbrook.
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  • Technology Marches On: While most of the original manga has aged surprisingly well, there are a few bits beside the Soviet Union still existing that remind you this was made in the late 80s/early 90s. The Etorufu storyline features records of illegal real estate deals being stored on half a dozen big ol' CD ROM disks; non-wireless connections are made using thick, industrial-looking cables – though this gives the work a nice tangible quality – and a lot of the computer equipment is big, boxy and covered in dials, switches, and oscillographic displays.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Ghost in the Shell Wiki.

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