Japanese animation at its best, Ghost in the Shell tells an oddly compelling story that asks if machines have souls. In Shell, the answer is definitely yes, as a cybernetic cop tracks down a criminal known as "The Puppet Master," a master hacker that can crack directly into people's souls (the titular ghosts in the shells). Well animated save for the usual chatterbox lip movements that come with most Anime productions, with some nifty effects and, best of all, a really engaging story line. I'm not a huge Anime fan, but Shell is one of the best productions I've seen from its genre.

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