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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 Arise: Border 1 - Ghost Pain (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Date of Rebirth
(Ending theme)
Performed by Origa
Music and arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Lyrics by Origa
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Should Have Been The Third Series & Not A Film.
23 April 2017 | by stephenabellSee all my reviews

I don't know if this was intended to be the third season / Gig in the Stand Alone Complex series. I say this as it could very well have been stretched out into the twenty-six episodes the series runs. However, the one and three-quarter hour film manages to get the point across admirably, while still getting the audience to think of what may be ahead for the human population.

Togusa is now in charge of Section 9 after Major Kusanagi retired two years previous. While on a mission, he and his team stumble upon a lead to an Ultra-Wizard Class Hacker the "Puppet Master". This, in turn, leads them to other conundrums and secrets, including the children that are going missing in the city which nobody knows about. Not only do Section 9 have to investigate and solve these mysteries but they also have to resolve issues within the team, due to the major's retirement.

Even with the complexities of the story and all the twists and turns within it, the screenwriters Shotaro Suga, Yoshiki Sakurai, and Kenji Kamiyama (who also directed) do a great job to tie it all together in a comprehensible and intelligent way.

For me, this is the best of the three story lines in the Stand Alone Complex series as it holds some viewpoints that are relative today. We already have puppet masters in today's society and our elderly population is living longer, it's not too far of a stretch to imagine the film's visions becoming future truth, should we start to wonder down the techno-path. People are already talking about populace explosion... These are issues to fire up the brain cells.

The animation is on par with the series, which is to say, of a high caliber, though still not up to the beauty of the 1995 original, and this can be said for the direction and soundtrack also.

You do not need to watch the Stand Alone Complex series to enjoy this film as it is a stand alone in its own right. I would recommend that you at least watch the original Ghost In The Shell before checking this out, though it's not necessary. You do need to set time aside to watch the movie, any interruptions may affect your overall enjoyment and understanding of the story. It's also a film NOT to watch with people who don't get the concepts of Cyber Punk Science Fiction...


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