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Meet the Members of GHOST IN THE SHELL's Section 9

Ghost in the Shell Major Still
In the future, criminals can not only get into your bank account, they can access your memories and control your behavior. This is the basic premise of the cyberpunk thriller "Ghost in the Shell" and this is where we first meet our main protagonist, Major (Scarlett Johansson). She is part of the anti-terrorism elite squad Section 9 who police these cyber-terrorists. Of course, to battle the worst, Section 9's members need to be the best and they are in fact the world’s most technologically enhanced people. Here's a quick look into the seven other members of Section 9 (except for Major). Quick descriptions and a Section 9 featurette are available below:
Ghost in the Shell - Batou Character Poster




Batou is Major’s second-in-command and played by Pilou Asbæk. Batou generally prefers to let his fists do the talking. Like other members of Section 9, Batou is cyber-enhanced, but not to the same degree as Major. She became a cyborg instantly, while Batou is gradually losing bits of his humanity. Every time he gets another injury, something else is replaced.
Ghost in the Shell - Aramaki Character Poster
Daisuke Aramaki is the soft-spoken head of Section 9 and played by the Japanese icon “Beat” Takeshi Kitano who's also a comedian, actor, movie director, writer and game designer better known by his stage name, Beat Takeshi. Fiercely loyal to the members of his team, Aramaki will put his own career on the line to ensure their survival. He also serves as a mentor and surrogate father to Major.
Ghost in the Shell - Togusa Character Poster
Togusa is a former cop and played by Singapore native Chin Han. Togusa is the only member of the team that has no cyber-enhancements, so he’s suspicious of technology and always carries a very distinctive Mateba revolver. He also relies on old-school techniques for investigation.
Ghost in the Shell - Ladriya Character Poster
Ladriya. British actress and singer Danusia Samal makes her motion-picture debut as Ladriya, the only female team member other than Major and a new addition exclusive to the big screen adaptation. Ladriya retains her sense of humor under fire but when it comes down to it, she will shoot first and ask questions later. She is small, crafty and fast. She is the one who can sneak in anywhere on a mission. She’s good at knife combat. She gets in and gets the job done against enemy threats very quickly.
Ghost in the Shell - Ishikawa Character Poster
Ishikawa. Lasarus Ratuere, a native of Sydney, plays information-technology expert Ishikawa. His expertise is in hacking and manipulating information and deciphering code. Given the technologically based world that they’re in, his skills are heavily relied upon by Section 9.
Ghost in the Shell - Saito Character Poster




Saito. Yutaka Izumihara, plays Saito, the sniper specialist. “Saito was a mercenary,” says the Australian performer of Japanese descent. “He has a hawk eye, which is connected to a satellite. The prosthetic makeup takes about an hour to put on and around 30 minutes to take off. It’s a bit itchy, and the process requires me to be still, which is good preparation. As a sniper, I have to be still and calm and in control.”
Ghost in the Shell - Borma Character Poster
Borma. Tawanda Manyimo, who is originally from Zimbabwe but now lives in New Zealand, plays Borma, the team’s security and explosives expert. He is a big boy with incredible strength. He and Batou are the biggest guys in Section 9 but he has the biggest gun. He’s a soldier with a mechanized body, so he plugs in and recharges, just like Major.

Opening across the Philippines on March 29, Ghost in the Shell is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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