Motoko Kusanagi Etymology & GITS stuff at the end

Motoko Kusanagi Etymology



Motoko is a feminine Japanese given name.

素子 “uncovered, child”


The Kusanagi (草薙?) “Grass Cutter” or Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi (草薙の剣?) “Grass Cutting Sword” is a legendary Japanese sword and one of three Imperial Regalia of Japan.

The Order of the Sacred Treasure

Sacred objects

The Imperial Regalia of Japan


Misc. GITS


Philosophy of the Stand-Alone Complex

Ghost In The Shell – Film Analysis – Motoko’s Dilemma

Koi Fish Meaning and Myth

Ghost In The Shell – Motoko and Batou philosophize

“now it’s like we’re looking through a mirror. And what we see is a dim image. ”

The reference to Motoko Kusanagi talking to 2501 and threw a mirror dimly/darkly is from corinthians in Christian religion.


“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.”


Ghost In The Shell. (1995) The Puppet Master Merges with Motoko. (FUSION)


Kenji Kawai – Cinema Symphony – Ghost In The Shell OST


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