Mary: (about preparation for her role as Major Motoko Kusanagi) The first Ghost in the Shell movie has always been one of my favorites long before the series came along. It was unlike anything I'd ever seen, between the animation, the music, and the more adult themed style of storytelling. When I heard they were going to continue the story of Motoko and the gang from Section 9 I was thrilled. I got the call for the audition and was lucky enough to land the role of The Major. The only research I did was to watch the movie over and over to get a better idea of how she ticked and of the world she lived in.