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Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex 

The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.
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 Children / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
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 Kanzaki / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
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 Maruta / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
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 Children / ... 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
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 Foreign Minister / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
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 Matsuoka / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
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 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
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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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In the first episode, "Section 9," during the scene where the foreign minister tries unsuccessfully to read the stolen report, the camera zooms in on one of his cybernetic eyes. Amongst all of the usual symbols and jargon you'd expect on a camera lens, the words "Directed by K.K." can be seen. This is a reference to Kenji Kamiyama, the director of the series. See more »

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[about the terrorist,Hideo Kuze]
Batou: What the hell kind of delusions does this guy have?
Major. Motoko Kusanagi: Frankly speaking, I guess you could call it world domination.
Batou: Say what?
Ishikawa: Got himself a serious case of megalomania, huh? Its not like you to let something like that get to you.
Batou: Geez, you look like some teenager who's just met the man of her dreams.
Major. Motoko Kusanagi: Right. But we know one thing for sure now. And that is although he has manifested symptoms of the Individual Eleven virus, his current actions are driven by the ...
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Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Lithium Flower
(ending theme - 1st season)
Performed by Scott Matthew
Music by Yôko Kanno
Lyrics by Tim Jensen
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Absolutely brilliant
15 February 2003 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

This animated series puts most live action drama films & TV series to shame. The animation is excellent; the stories are even better. Every episode is an absolute gem, much like a little techno-thriller feature film.

It's a real pity cyberpunk fiction never really made much impact in the film world - but this series makes it all work.

Apparently set in a world where Motoko Kusanagi never met the Puppet Master, this series involves complex political intrigue, cyber-crimes, people being hacked as one would hack a computer nowadays, etc.

If you even remotely liked the Ghost in The Shell feature film, check this out if you get the chance.


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