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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society (2006)

Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society (original title)
A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team, that has considerably increased its appointed personnel. The expanded new ... See full summary »

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Kenji Kamiyama

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Shirow Masamune (comic) (as Masamune Shirow), Kenji Kamiyama (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Atsuko Tanaka ... Motoko Kusanagi / Kuroma (voice)
Osamu Saka Osamu Saka ... Daisuke Aramaki (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Batou (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Togusa (voice)
Yutaka Nakano Yutaka Nakano ... Ishikawa (voice)
Tôru Ohkawa Tôru Ohkawa ... Saito (voice)
Takashi Onozuka Takashi Onozuka ... Paz (voice)
Tarô Yamaguchi Tarô Yamaguchi ... Borma (voice) (as Taro Yamaguchi)
Sakiko Tamagawa Sakiko Tamagawa ... Tachikoma (voice)
Oki Sugiyama Oki Sugiyama ... Proto (voice)
Masahiro Ogata Masahiro Ogata ... Azuma (voice)
Eri Oono Eri Oono ... Operator (voice)
Eiji Sekiguchi Eiji Sekiguchi ... Akafuku (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Kayabuki (voice)
Tesshô Genda ... Nakamura Bucho (voice)
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Storyline

A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team, that has considerably increased its appointed personnel. The expanded new Section 9 confronts a rash of complicated incidents, and investigations reveal that an ultra-wizard hacker nicknamed the "Puppet Master" is behind the entire series of events. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 November 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society See more »

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Budget:

JPY 360,000,000 (estimated)
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Production I.G. See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

As part of the Nissan sponsorship, the movie features two concept cars designed by Nissan. The character Togusa drives a white Nissan's Sport Concept hatchback, and both Togusa and Aramaki travel in Nissan's six seater Infiniti Kuraza. Nissan's six seater Infiniti Kuraza's license plate is 3923 which read as san-kyuu-ni-san (in Japanese) or "Thank you Nissan". See more »

Quotes

Daisuke Aramaki: Batou! Are you listening to me Batou?
Batou: Yeah, I'm listening.
Daisuke Aramaki: Just where are you?
Batou: We found the body of the 13th tattooed man.
Daisuke Aramaki: Is it another suicide?
Batou: Yeah.
Batou: The place looks a lot like our own safe houses. It's probably one of their hideouts.
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Connections

Followed by Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Date of Rebirth
(Ending theme)
Performed by Origa
Music and arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Lyrics by Origa
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Not as good as the other movies, but still up there with the best
29 June 2011 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

Section 9 is again following leads to solve a case involving brain hacking, a mysterious Puppeteer who seems to be able to push people to kill themselves or do things they do not want, terrorism and so on and so on. Major Kusanagi is not part of the team, though, as she left Section 9 to find her identity.

As with the other Ghost in the Shell films and series, Solid State Society is about the dissolution of the human soul, as well as the multitude of states in which it can coalesce. It is thought provoking, to say the least. The animation is great, too. The story has a few holes in it, which chipped a little at the perfection of everything else, but still good.

Bottom line: if you are a sci-fi fan, an anime fan, a Ghost in the Shell fan or a fan of intellectually challenging movies that are also accessible and not obtuse, and especially if you are all of the above, you need to see this movie.


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