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Sex & Nudity

  • The main character gets naked many times. It is not meant to be sexual though (although some people might think it is).
  • There are a number of scenes throughout the film depicting female characters in varying states of undress.
  • The first 7 minutes have the non-human female lead's breasts visibly shown through out the opening and the prologue.
  • Breasts are shown in full, anatomically-correct detail numerous times.
  • A female character's pubic region is shown, but is not graphic in detail.

Violence & Gore

  • Not much action in the movie. The most violent it gets is seeing a cyborg get ripped apart.
  • Many gunfights and scenes of hand-to-hand combat are present throughout the film. One scene features a character getting his wrist and ankle twisted and broken.
  • An early scene features a man getting shot in the head, with the rounds subsequently exploding, sending blood, bone and gray-matter everywhere, and leaving only his spinal column visibly intact.
  • Many scenes of intense sci-fi violence involve cybernetic characters getting their bodies torn and mutilated in intricate detail.


  • "F*ck" and "sh*t" are spoken a number of times. Language such as "a**hole", "b*tch", "d*ck", "damn" and "hell" are also present.
  • Much less profanity in the Japanese version.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Major Motoko Kusanagi and Batou openly drink cans of beer (even though they are robots). They briefly discuss how their cybernetic bodies burn off the alcohol faster than it can take effect.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The beginning can already be scary for some viewers. The forming of the cyborg includes a creepy humanoid robot body and realistic human muscles and tissues.
  • There are some scenes of graphic violence throughout the film. A particularly intense moment is when the main character takes down a criminal by twisting his limbs.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is a hacker in the movie hacking systems. It turns out that the hacker is an A.I that was created in the system, hinting that robots will eventually create their own memories and ideas and destroy humans.

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