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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
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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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Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

Major Motoko Kusanagi: [Section 9 is disbanding after being attacked by Government forces] Public Security Section 9 is hereby disbanded. That is all.
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Connections

Followed by Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) See more »

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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Section 9, existentialist detective agency?
14 May 2006 | by wildbill09See all my reviews

The interesting thing about this version of the Ghost in the Shell world is that the Section 9 team members often manage to get in a conversation about the philosophical implications of what's going on, even as things go haywire around them. Kinda weird from the standpoint of how you might expect a special ops team to act, but it really sells the idea of Section 9 as humane and ethical. Normal cyberpunk (anti)heroes -- the amoral, self-centered variety -- are the kinds of creeps Section 9 blows away every week, which is refreshing.

To the above two posters: I fully understand your preference for the movie; it's a great story and a great work of art. A couple of the things you complain about, however (such as Kusanagi's provocative dress habits), aren't a case of dumbing-down for television, but actually straight out of the manga -- Kusanagi's having to strip nude to use her camouflage in the film actually seems like fanservice compared to the manga original, where the cloak seemed to be part of the team's battle dress, not built into the Major's skin. The robots (a different model called Fuchikoma in the manga) are, in my opinion, a nice counterpoint to the main plot: while Section 9 defends the people of Japan from manipulation of their "ghosts," they don't know quite what to make of these increasingly sentient robots. Fuchikoma/Tachikoma were part of Shirow's original vision, but were dropped from the film for technical reasons. It was nice seeing them on screen at last.


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