Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)
"Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex" (original title)

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The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.

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Shirô Saitô ...
 Gondo (52 episodes, 2002-2005)
Peggy O'Neal ...
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 Maruta / ... (51 episodes, 2002-2005)
Kate Higgins ...
 Children / ... (51 episodes, 2002-2005)
Paddy Lee ...
 Fom / ... (51 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Commander / ... (51 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Fake Laughing Man / ... (51 episodes, 2002-2005)
Douglas Rye ...
 Litton / ... (51 episodes, 2002-2005)
Barry Stigler ...
 Foreign Minister / ... (51 episodes, 2002-2005)
Doug Stone ...
 Matsuoka / ... (51 episodes, 2002-2005)
Julie Ann Taylor ...
 Miyahara / ... (51 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Sales Person / ... (51 episodes, 2002-2005)
Tom Wyner ...
 Interior Minister / ... (51 episodes, 2002-2005)
Mari Devon ...
 Seymour / ... (28 episodes, 2003-2005)
Carrie Daniels ...
 Tachikoma (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Akamine (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
Carrie Savage ...
 Tachikoma (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Kazundo Gouda / ... (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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The second season of Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex begins with Section 9 being called back to work after a hostage situation of concern to the Ruling Party renders the Police useless. The entire team returns to the front lines: Kusanagi, Batoh, Togusa, Ishikawa, Saito, Paz & Borma, with four of the original Tachikomas restored after the firefight of Episode 26. The hostage situation announced the rising of a new terrorist cell, which takes much after another one in the headlines of today's papers. The Individual Eleven, whose members are neither individuals, or total up to eleven are a new threat to Public Security. How does a specialized public security group face an enemy more faceless than the "laughing man" during a time of political unrest? Among the broad changes from the first show involve the new ruling party, headed by the new Prime Minister Kabayuki after the prior ousting in GITS: SAC, the Japanese Residents caught in the middle of the affairs and paying the taxes... Written by nachothecheesyone

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Trivia

The text revolving around the Laughing Man's logo reads: "I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes." This is actually a quote from J.D. Salinger's classic novel "The Catcher in the Rye"; additionally, the Laughing Man's name comes from a short story of the same name by Salinger. See more »

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Major Motoko Kusanagi: Look at the bright side, if this doesn't work, we can all go drown our sorrows at a nudie bar.
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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Macross Plus: Part II (2013) See more »

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Music and arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Lyrics by Tim Jensen
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Brilliant
3 February 2006 | by (UK, Sheffield) – See all my reviews

I'd been looking at the DVDs for a while, but the different titles on amazon confused me, so a complete boxed set of season 1 was excellent.

I'm a major fan of the movie, and i saw innocence recently, which was stunningly animated, even if it occasionally went up it's own backside with the philosophy side of things.

The series and the movies need to be treated as separate entities, both tell similar stories, but they were produced for different contexts. the animation in the series isn't as polished as the movie, but why would it be? there's an overarching storyline, but it doesn't get in the way of the standalone episodes which have their own separate stories. a few are a bit "huh, what?", but most are nice, compact and exciting, and work their way into the whole nicely. as to one of the other comments here, anyone who looks at it as Anime for teen boys is missing the point, there's a real plot here, and real characters who work in a team dynamic, you need to watch again.....


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