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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

TV, ep.26 (~25 min.), 2002

 

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Genres: Action, Crime Fiction, Drama, Ecchi, Violence, Science-Fiction, Thriller, Mecha, Military, Police, Seinen, Cyberpunk
Tags: Bionic Powers, Cyberpunk, Cyborgs, Episodic, Heroine of Strong Character, Military, Robots & Androids, Stoic Heroine, Cyberpunk, Cyborgs, Futuristic, Hacking, Sci Fi
Release Date: 01.10.2002 ‑ 01.10.2003
Studios: Production I.G., Inc.
Licensors: Bandai Entertainment
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Type: TV (2002)
Episodes: 26, ~25 min.

Alternative names:

攻殻機動隊 Stand Alone Complex
Ghost in the Shell SAC
Koukaku Kidoutai SAC
GitS SAC
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Series
Koukaku Kidoutai Sutando Aroun Konpurekkusu
こうかくきどうたい スタンドアローンコンプレックス
Major Motoko Kusanagi is a beautiful but deadly cyborg that is squad leader of Section 9-the Japanese government's clandestine unit assigned to battle terrorism and cyber warfare. Surrounded by an expertly trained team, Motoko faces her ultimate challenge- the Laughing Man - a Terrorist who orchestrated a kidnapping and extortion plot many years ago and has suddenly reappeared. In order to discover the identity of this enigmatic criminal, Motoko and Section 9 are drawn into a deadly labyrinth and they ll have to use all their expertise to survive.
In the not so distant future, mankind has advanced to a state where complete body transplants from flesh to machine is possible. This allows for great increases in both physical and cybernetic prowess and blurring the lines between the two worlds. However, criminals can also make full use of such technology, leading to new and sometimes, very dangerous crimes. In response to such innovative new methods, the Japanese Government has established Section 9, an independently operating police unit which deals with such highly sensitive crimes.
Led by Daisuke Aramaki and Motoko Kusanagi, Section 9 deals with such crimes over the entire social spectrum, usually with success. However, when faced with a new A level hacker nicknamed "The Laughing Man," the team is thrown into a dangerous cat and mouse game, following the hacker's trail as it leaves its mark on Japan.

It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.
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Related anime:

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex TV, 2002
Ghost in the Shell Movie, 1995, Alternative setting
Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex - Tachikoma na Hibi Bonus, 2002, Spin-off
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG TV, 2004, Sequel
Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man Movie, 2005, Summary
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man Special, 2005, Summary
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Tachikoma no Hibi Fan Disc Special, 2004, Side story

Related manga:

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Novel, 2006, Adaptation
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Manga, 2009, Adaptation
Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man Manga, 2013, Adaptation

Related characters:

Motoko KUSANAGI
Motoko KUSANAGI
Batou
Batou
Daisuke ARAMAKI
Daisuke ARAMAKI
Togusa
Togusa
Borma
Borma
Paz
Paz
Saito
Saito
Ishikawa
Ishikawa
TACHIKOMA
TACHIKOMA
Toshibo OBA
Toshibo OBA
KUBOTA
KUBOTA
Warai Otoko
Warai Otoko
Harvard MACLACHLAN
Harvard MACLACHLAN
DAIDO
DAIDO
Section 9 All-Purpose Female Androids
Section 9 All-Purpose Female Androids
Foreign Minister
Foreign Minister
Gondo KANEKICHI
Gondo KANEKICHI
Marcelo JARTI
Marcelo JARTI
KURUTAN
KURUTAN
Yamaguchi no Tsuma
Yamaguchi no Tsuma
Jerry
Jerry
ABE
ABE
Roujin
Roujin
FUKAMI
FUKAMI
Terrorist
Terrorist
Kago´s Mother
Kago´s Mother
NIBU
NIBU
Bengoshi
Bengoshi
Motoko KUSANAGI
Motoko KUSANAGI
Aoi
Aoi
Operator
Operator
Kurta Nasami
Kurta Nasami
Miki
Miki
Oba Toshio
Oba Toshio
Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi
Togusa's Wife
Togusa's Wife
Nogi
Nogi
Niimi
Niimi
Hisashi Imakurusu
Hisashi Imakurusu
Ernest Serano
Ernest Serano
Sano
Sano
Reiko Kanzaki
Reiko Kanzaki
Shuuzou Kanzaki
Shuuzou Kanzaki
Bosuerinofu Cruzkowa
Bosuerinofu Cruzkowa
Seymour
Seymour
Pavlo Zaitsev
Pavlo Zaitsev
Wataru Kannadzuki
Wataru Kannadzuki
Marco Amoretti
Marco Amoretti
Kuroha
Kuroha
CEO Jameson
CEO Jameson
Eka Turkuro
Eka Turkuro