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Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex 

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The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.
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Series cast summary:
Shirô Saitô Shirô Saitô ...  Gondo 52 episodes, 2002-2005
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ...  Major Motoko Kusanagi 52 episodes, 2002-2005
William Knight ...  Chief Daisuke Aramaki / ... 52 episodes, 2002-2005
Richard Epcar ...  Batou 52 episodes, 2002-2005
Crispin Freeman ...  Togusa 52 episodes, 2002-2005
Peggy O'Neal ...  Girl / ... 52 episodes, 2002-2005
Dino Andrade ...  Sakakibara / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Kevin Brief ...  Kanzaki / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Loy Edge ...  SWAT / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Barbara Goodson ...  Maruta / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Kate Higgins ...  Children / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Patricia Ja Lee Patricia Ja Lee ...  Fom / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Michael McConnohie ...  Commander / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Liam O'Brien ...  Fake Laughing Man / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Douglas Rye Douglas Rye ...  Litton / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Barry Stigler Barry Stigler ...  Foreign Minister / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Doug Stone ...  Matsuoka / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Julie Ann Taylor Julie Ann Taylor ...  Miyahara / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Kari Wahlgren ...  Sales Person / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Tom Wyner ...  Interior Minister / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Mari Devon ...  Seymour / ... 28 episodes, 2003-2005
Darren Pleavin ...  Togusa (Animax Asia dub) 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Grant George ...  Akamine 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Carrie Savage ...  Tachikoma 26 episodes, 2004-2005
John Snyder ...  Kazundo Gouda / ... 24 episodes, 2003-2005
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Daisuke Aramaki: There has never been reported stomach aches or related medical trauma that takes place after swallowing your pride.
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Soundtracks

Living Inside the Shell
(ending theme - 2nd season - episodes #27-51)
Performed by Steve Conte
Music by Yôko Kanno
Lyrics by Shanti Snyder
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Absolutely brilliant
15 February 2003 | by Sentinel-15See 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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