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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 ...  Gondo 52 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Major Motoko Kusanagi 52 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Chief Daisuke Aramaki / ... 52 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Batou 52 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Togusa 52 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Girl / ... 52 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Sakakibara / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Kanzaki / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
...  SWAT / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Maruta / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Children / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Patricia Ja Lee ...  Fom / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Commander / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Fake Laughing Man / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Douglas Rye ...  Litton / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Barry Stigler ...  Foreign Minister / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Matsuoka / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
Julie Ann Taylor ...  Miyahara / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Sales Person / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Interior Minister / ... 51 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Seymour / ... 28 episodes, 2003-2005
...  Togusa (Animax Asia dub) 26 episodes, 2002-2003
...  Akamine 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Tachikoma 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Kazundo Gouda / ... 24 episodes, 2003-2005
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig  »

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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 »

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 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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