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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2004)

Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex (original title)
In the year 2030, Major Motoko Kusanagi must uncover the truth behind a mysterious case known only as T.A.R.


Junichi Fujisaku


Shirow Masamune (comic "Kôkaku Kidôtai"), Dai Satô (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Credited cast:
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Major Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Richard Epcar ... Batou (voice)
Sherry Lynn ... Tachikoma (voice)
Rebecca Forstadt ... Tachikoma (voice)
William Frederick Knight ... Chief Daisuke Aramaki (voice) (as William Knight)
Crispin Freeman ... Togusa (voice)
Michael McCarty Michael McCarty ... Ishikawa (voice)
Dave Wittenberg ... Saito (voice)
Bob Buchholz ... Paz (voice)
Dean Wein ... Borma (voice)
Wendee Lee ... Toshimi Tagami (voice)
Kim Strauss ... Eichi Gotoh (voice)
Debra Rogers ... Operator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Strassman ... (voice)


Based on the cyberpunk anime of the same name. The games take place in the year 2030, between the stories told in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002) and Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG. Major Motoko Kusanagi must uncover the truth behind a mysterious case known only as T.A.R. Written by Anonymous

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In a world without borders, terrorism knows no limits.


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Release Date:

8 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex See more »

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Riku Taue Uta
Performed by Yoshimi Kato
Lyrics by Junichi Fujisaku (Production I.G), Midori Goto (Production I.G)
Music by Nobuyoshi Sano (cavia)
Singer Preparation: Mayumi Hirose
Recording Studio: Studio Soundship
Recording Engineer: Yasutomo Nogawa
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This is about the Game,not the series (VG=videogame remember)
12 February 2007 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

This game is based on the anime "Ghost in the Shell - Stand alone complex"! What I understand from other reviews concerning this anime that it has little to do with "Ghost in the shell" the movie! And takes a more conventional approach! The same can be said for the game! It is basically a third person shooter with some hand to hand combat! You can play as "the major" and "Batou"! The animation is done wonderful! The special effects used are also top notch! For example if you use kicks the animation slows down (matrix style)! Playing the game gives you the feeling of actually being in the anime! It is easy to control the characters! However sometimes there are really annoying platform puzzles where you have to jump in a certain way! With a little patience you will get through! The game has the same style as "ONI" but with much better graphics! Overall the game is easy and frankly too short! The story was quite interesting,but not special enough! The game is fun,but could have been much better! I think this game is meant for the fans of the series! I liked it!

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