Throughout the live action version of Ghost in the Shell, Chief Aramaki spoke only in Japanese the whole time, whereas nearly every other character spoke in English. Is there an in-universe or production reason for this?

  • Possible duplicate of Speaking different languages in a movie
    – BlueMoon93
    Jul 4, 2017 at 13:52
  • @BlueMoon93 I wouldn't say a duplicate since it was asked first.
    – LeonX
    Jul 4, 2017 at 14:00
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    @LeonFreire When two unanswered questions are there, it doesn't matter which question is asked earlier. It depends on which question is more clear and which has better answer.
    – Nog Shine
    Jul 4, 2017 at 14:03
  • @SS Oh, I see. Didn't know that. Thanks for the clarification.
    – LeonX
    Jul 4, 2017 at 14:04

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From an interview the actor gave to Today Cinema:

"I demanded (to the director) that Aramaki needed to speak in Japanese and I carried it through. Because the based film is a Japanese anime. I was happy to join a film based on a Japanese-born work. But on the technology side, I was amazed by Hollywood.

source : http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/03/16-1/beat-takeshi-ghost-in-the-shell-may-be-first-successful-live-action-film-adaptation-of-japanese-manga

  • Just a homage thing which I find really nice. I hate it when US gets another country's story and completely spray US all over it without a single homage to the story's origin. In other words, white wash the whole thing.
    – LeonX
    Jul 4, 2017 at 13:58

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