The Matrix (1999) Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig Episode 4 “NATURAL ENEMY” (2004) Production I.G.
It’s well known that Ghost in the Shell had a huge influence on The Matrix
I have taken the following info from the wikipedia page for the series as it sums it up better than I can at the current moment.
Japanese director Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell was a strong influence. Producer Joel Silver has stated that the Wachowskis first described their intentions for The Matrix by showing him that anime and saying, “We wanna do that for real”.Mitsuhisa Ishikawa of Production I.G, which produced Ghost in the Shell, noted that the anime’s high-quality visuals were a strong source of inspiration for the Wachowskis. He also commented, “… cyberpunk films are very difficult to describe to a third person. I’d imagine that The Matrix is the kind of film that was very difficult to draw up a written proposal for to take to film studios.” He stated that since Ghost in the Shell had gained recognition in America, the Wachowskis used it as a “promotional tool”.
It’s rather interesting that influences came full circle during the production of 2nd Gig.