1995's Ghost in The Shell is a masterpiece. Its technically magnificent and proved to be one of the most influential anime films of all time. Ghost In The Shell 2 isn't quite a sequel but rather a companion film, taking place in the same universe. Its a detective/murder investigation involving cyborgs who have murdered their masters... its neither as technical as the first film nor is it as ingenious. Nevertheless it looks great and is engaging enough to make it a worthwhile experience. There are various styles of animation going on at once here and there are moments when they don't meld perfectly but individually they're spectacular.