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This animated sci-fi feature is based on artist Masamune Shirow's classic Japanese comic book series of the same name. The Blade Runner-meets-The Matrix story contains plenty of familiar elements to fans of the genre: In a post-apocalyptic cityscape, a female super-soldier finds herself stuck in a well-armed conflict between artificial "bioroids" and technology-phobic humans. The action is propulsive, however, and the animation--a dazzling example of computer-generated, "cell-shaded" 3-D--is like visual crack to anime addicts. 103 minutes