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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)

In the future when technological enhancements and robotics are a way of life, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 take care of the jobs that are too difficult for the police. Section 9 employs hackers, sharpshooters, detectives and cyborgs all in an effort to thwart cyber criminals and their plans to attack the innocent.

Release Date: Tue, Oct 01, 2002

Country: JP
Language: Ja
Runtime: 25

Atsuko Tanaka
Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Akio Otsuka
Batou (voice)
Osamu Saka
Daisuke Aramaki (voice)
Rikiya Koyama
Hideo Kuze (voice)
Sakiko Tamagawa
Tachikoma (voice) / Uchikoma (voice) / Togusa's Wife (voice)
Taimei Suzuki
Kubota (voice)
Taro Yamaguchi
Borma (voice)
Toru Okawa
Saito (voice)
Yūko Sumitomo
Nasami Kurta (voice)
Yutaka Nakano
Ishikawa (voice)
Eiji Sekiguchi
Akafuku (voice)
Eri Oono
Operator (voice)
Ayako Ito
Ran (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama
Sugi (voice)
Kouichi Yamadera
Togusa (voice)
Takaya Hashi
Akio Asuda (voice)
Katsunosuke Hori
Angelica (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara
Asagi Ruriko (voice)
Masahiro Ogata
Azuma (voice)
Minami Takayama
Chai (voice)
Tomoyuki Shimura
Chief of Security Section (voice)
Makoto Yasumura
Dobashi Fumiya (voice)
Shinji Kawada
Katsuhiko Izumi (voice)
Yoko Soumi
Kawashima Kaori (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara
Kayabuki Youko (voice)
Ken Nishida
Kazundo Gouda (voice)
Choo
Krasnov Koil (voice)
Kenichi Mochizuki
Midoriyama (voice)
Kenji Nomura
Mihashi Takashi (voice)
Tomoyuki Shimura
Minimi (voice)
Katsumi Suzuki
Mori Kazuomi (voice)
Matsuo Matsuo
Mother (voice)
Sugiyama Ooki
Proto (voice)
Masanori Takeda
Snow (voice)
Ikuko Tani
Store Owner (voice)
Hiroaki Hirata
Tadashi Gino (voice)
Tetsuo Mizutori
Tadokoro Tsutomo (voice)
Yoshinori Mutou
Takakura (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara
Theresa (voice)
Sakiko Tamagawa
Tachikoma (voice) / Togusa's Wife (voice)
Yuji Ueda
Ueda (voice)

Season 2:

DI:  Reactivation; REEMBODY
Episode 1: DI: Reactivation; REEMBODY (Jan 01, 2004)
Armed terrorists have taken over the Chinese Embassy in New Port City. Holding an unknown number of hostages, the group, calling themselves the Individual Eleven, are demanding that the government cease accepting Asian refugees and dissolve the five Asian refugee camps situated throughout Japan. The members of Section 9 have mobilized and are in position to move in. However, due to the events of the Laughing Man Incident (1st GIG), Section 9 technically no longer exists. The unit must wait for an official order from Chief Aramaki, who is busy making his case in front of the new Prime Minister of Japan.
DI:  Well-Fed Me; NIGHT CRUISE
Episode 2: DI: Well-Fed Me; NIGHT CRUISE (Jan 01, 2004)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is put on full display. A Japanese National named Gino, who suffered through the horrors of Non-Nuclear World War IV, the Second Vietnam War, now passes his days as a helicopter pilot for the chairman of a media conglomerate. His cushy job, however, does not take away the sheer internal pain that Gino is facing. As he moves through his isolated existence, Gino leaps between reality and fantasy. However, he keeps his dementia solely to himself. Having no one to help him, his condition continues to worsen.
DI:  Saturday Night and Sunday Morning; CASH EYE
Episode 3: DI: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning; CASH EYE (Feb 07, 2004)
A cat thief named Cash Eye has infiltrated a building owned by Federation of Economic Organizations Chairman Tsutomu Tadokoro. The cat burglar made quick work of the top-notch security system and left a calling card on the Chairman's desk saying that Cash Eye will be infiltrating his vault during an upcoming party. Albeit reluctant to get Section 9 involved, Aramaki has no choice but to assist Tadokoro. Prime Minister Kayabuki has requested that his unit go undercover in order to prevent the burglary.
DU:  Natural Enemy; NATURAL ENEMY
Episode 4: DU: Natural Enemy; NATURAL ENEMY (Feb 07, 2004)
A joint training exercise between the Japanese Ground and Maritime Self-Defense Armies that takes place within the sealed sector of New Port City's Refugee District goes awry, putting the Asian refugees in danger. Section 9 Chief Aramaki takes the matter up with Kubota, his friend at the Ministry of Defense. While there, Aramaki is approached by a man from the Cabinet Intelligence Service: Kazunoto Gouda. Acting as a representative for his superior, the Chief Cabinet Secretary, Gōda requests that Aramaki bring the full force of Section 9 to bear on the situation. There's just one catch...
IN:  Those Who Have the Motive; INDUCTANCE
Episode 5: IN: Those Who Have the Motive; INDUCTANCE (Mar 06, 2004)
During a visit to the Dejima Refugee Residential District off the coast of Nagasaki, Prime Minister Kayabuki receives a bouquet of flowers that is accompanied by an envelope stamped with the diamond seal seen in "NATURAL ENEMY". The envelope contains a letter that promises an attempt to take the Prime Minister's life. At a meeting of the Prime Minister's Cabinet, Aramaki is shown the letter and told that so far the stamp on the envelope has turned up in eight other terrorist incidents. The Cabinet calls for Section 9's assistance. However, much to the unit members' chagrin, Section 9 will not be deployed in an offensive role.
DI:  Latent Heat Source; EXCAVATION
Episode 6: DI: Latent Heat Source; EXCAVATION (Mar 06, 2004)
A highway accident involving a large commercial truck has left a fully prostheticized man dead, his body torn apart from the impact. Togusa is summoned by Aramaki to delve deeper into the matter as the dead man had recently tried to blackmail the Energy Ministry. The dead man's name was Kanji Kotan and he had recently arrived to Niihama by way of Tōkyō. Due to the rest of Section 9 guarding the Prime Minister ("INDUCTANCE"), Aramaki can only send Togusa, with a Tachikoma as protection, to dig up what he can about the man's recent activities before he died.
DU:  Rhapsody - The Melody of a Bygone Nation; Pu239/94
Episode 7: DU: Rhapsody - The Melody of a Bygone Nation; Pu239/94 (Apr 03, 2004)
A botched arms deal reveals that the government's plans to remove Plutonium from the Shinjuku dig site ("EXCAVATION") by sea have been compromised. Section 9 is called in to take the Plutonium out of Old Tōkyō by land. The members of Section 9 are not happy being used by the government. Batou is especially incensed since Section 9 is supposed to be an offensive organization. His patience will be further tried when he and Section 9 find out who will be accompanying them on their mission...
DI:  Vegetarian Feast; FAKE FOOD
Episode 8: DI: Vegetarian Feast; FAKE FOOD (Apr 03, 2004)
While Ishikawa begins to dig deeper into the background of CIS Representative Kazunoto Gouda, the rest of Section 9 are instructed to arrest one Shou Kawashima, a Taiwanese vegetarian restaurant chef who has been seen at three locations where the Individual Eleven have claimed responsibility for attacking. The Taiwanese restaurant where he works is near the Nanyou Shimbun (Newspaper) building that had received an earlier threat against it by the Individual Eleven. Section 9 moves into position around the Taiwanese restaurant and commences their stakeout.
DU:  The Hope Named Despair; AMBIVALENCE
Episode 9: DU: The Hope Named Despair; AMBIVALENCE (May 08, 2004)
Several bombings have occurred throughout New Port City. Each time, Section 9 arrives too late to stop their detonations. With a fifth and final bomb set to go off somewhere in the city, the unit puts all of the information they have found from the first four bombings together. Even the Cabinet Intelligence Service is having their fair share of difficulties. A hacker has infiltrated its incredibly advanced computer security system. The hacker enters the vast array of information stored at the CIS and begins to collect data...
DI:  One Angry Man; TRIAL
Episode 10: DI: One Angry Man; TRIAL (May 08, 2004)
Togusa aids a woman who has been chased by a man through the streets of Niihama. With his Mateba, Togusa is able to disable the man's prosthetic body. However, he does not secure the man's pistol. When Togusa helps the woman up, the man has enough movement left in his body to aim his gun and fire at the woman, killing her instantly. The murderer is brought to trial. However, due to the events that occurred immediately following the murder, Togusa is brutally cross-examined by the murderer's lawyer.
IN:  Kusanagi's Labyrinth; affection
Episode 11: IN: Kusanagi's Labyrinth; affection (Jun 05, 2004)
Training has commenced to find new recruits for Section 9. With Motoko acting as the target, Batou and Togusa watch as the recruits try to keep up with the Major. After ditching some of the recruits, Motoko has to lose just one more pair. She ascends some stairs in an alley and the recruits follow her. Moving out into the street above, the recruits see that they have lost the target. However, Batou and Togusa have lost contact with the Major as well.
IN:  To Those Without Even a Name...; SELECON
Episode 12: IN: To Those Without Even a Name...; SELECON (Jun 05, 2004)
Section 9 has uncovered Shō Kawashima's ("FAKE FOOD") external memory device on the net. Hidden in a route to the Asian matrix only accessible through the European array, Section 9 concludes that the device was hidden by Gouda. Unfortunately, Gouda has left no trace of his movements in the device. The Major prepares to dive into the device with Bōma and Ishikawa watching her closely. However, before she can dive, Aramaki notifies her that someone even more important than the external memory device has just surfaced...
DI:  Face; MAKE UP
Episode 13: DI: Face; MAKE UP (Jul 03, 2004)
With the latest Individual 11 incident still fresh in the public's mind, Section 9 discovers that only a skilled face sculptor could have created Kuze's prosthetic face. Since only two artists fit that description, they quickly locate the craftsmen and go to question them.
DI:  Beware the Left Eye; POKER FACE
Episode 14: DI: Beware the Left Eye; POKER FACE (Jul 03, 2004)
While on an assignment guarding the Prime Minister, Saitou and the Tachikomas pass the time playing poker with a few policemen who are also assigned to the case. Much to the chagrin of the other men, Saitou wins hand after hand. The Tachikomas take notice of Saitou's uncanny accuracy and start to comment. Their constant chattering quickly gets on the other player's nerves, so to smooth things over Saitou recounts his time working as a sniper for mercenaries in Mexico.
DI:  Afternoon of the Machines; PAT.
Episode 15: DI: Afternoon of the Machines; PAT. (Aug 07, 2004)
During a scheduled maintenance, the Tachikomas begin to chat away about the Individual Eleven. While talking in their new "forum", Batou and Togusa appear and take one of the Tachikomas - who just happens to be Batou's pet - with them to Spring-8 to look at the scientific evidence gathered on the Individual Eleven.
IN:  The Fact of Being There; ANOTHER CHANCE
Episode 16: IN: The Fact of Being There; ANOTHER CHANCE (Aug 07, 2004)
Ishikawa returns from the Peninsula with the latest intel on Kuze, but is surprised to learn of a possible refugee uprising. The Major and Aramaki are sent to see the Prime Minister to discuss this matter and the existence of "hub cyberbrains". While they wait, the rest of the team listens to Ishikawa's report on Kuze's past.
DI: Mother-Child Relationship; RED DATA
Episode 17: DI: Mother-Child Relationship; RED DATA (Sep 04, 2004)
Following a tip, the Major conducts an undercover investigation of Kuze in Taiwan. While there, she saves a boy running from the Mafia. After being saved, the boy follows her, making sure that she finishes what she started. The mafia will continue to pursue the boy and the Major has to protect him.
DI:  Angel's Poem; TRANS PARENT
Episode 18: DI: Angel's Poem; TRANS PARENT (Sep 04, 2004)
The Major and Batou are flown to Berlin in an effort to track down a terrorist called "Angel's Feathers". While there, Batou attracts the attention of a young girl in a wheelchair. The girl is waiting for the yearly visit from her father, but Batou's appearance piqued her curiosity. As the days lead up to her father's visit, her curiosity in this stranger grows stronger.
IN: Chain of Symmetry; CHAIN REACTION
Episode 19: IN: Chain of Symmetry; CHAIN REACTION (Oct 02, 2004)
Despite close scrutiny by the authorities, the Dejima refugees declare their independence. Kuze is suspected to be the mastermind behind this new resistance and Section 9 is sent to detain him. The Major hacks into the refugee cyberbrain hub and easily locates Kuze. When the team rushes to capture him, however, they find themselves in the middle of a trap.
IN:  Confusion at the North End;  FABRICATE FOG
Episode 20: IN: Confusion at the North End; FABRICATE FOG (Oct 02, 2004)
Section 9 heads to Etorofu in search of Kuze. During their investigations, the Major finds an interesting floppy disk on the body of a dead addict. The floppy proves to be a goldmine of information, as it contains records of plutonium transactions. The last buyer to purchase the material was a group of Asian refugees. Realizing the transaction is about to take place, the team rushes to the location and is surprised by what they find.
IN:  Escape in Defeat; EMBARRASSMENT
Episode 21: IN: Escape in Defeat; EMBARRASSMENT (Nov 06, 2004)
Much to the chagrin of Batou, Motoko, and the rest of the team, Kuze and the refugees manage to escape in one of the camouflaged boats. They are further hampered when an explosion causes heavy losses, leaving them unable to follow the fleeing boat. Regrouping, the team decides to refocus the investigation to the events surrounding Kuze. They start a secret investigation into Sagawa Electronics, the company responsible for the nuclear material transaction, and find that Gouda was involved. Meanwhile, as the boat heads for Dejima, Kuze makes his own unsettling discovery.
DU:  Abandoned City; REVERSAL PROCESS
Episode 22: DU: Abandoned City; REVERSAL PROCESS (Nov 06, 2004)
The city of Fukuoka is evacuated when a live nuclear bomb is found. With the Dejima Refugees targeted as the prime suspects, the government sends the Self-Defense Forces into the city. Aramaki suspects the CIS's involvement in this latest incident is deeper then it appears. Batou is sent to gather more information from Gouda, but will he be able to hold his temper against the arrogant agent?
IN:  The Day the Bridge Falls; MARTIAL LAW
Episode 23: IN: The Day the Bridge Falls; MARTIAL LAW (Dec 04, 2004)
The Chief Cabinet Secretary uses the excuse of the refugees possessing 10kg of plutonium to mobilize the military against Dejima. With the available evidence against the refugees, Prime Minister Kayabuki reluctantly agrees. However, she soon learns from the Chief Cabinet Secretary that he's aligned himself with Imperial America and is now after her job. Knowing her days as P.M. are numbered, she agrees with Aramaki's plan and calls the U.N. in for a nuclear inspection of Dejima. The move buys them some time to defuse the situation, and Section 9 heads to Dejima to meet up with the U.N in two days. However, with tensions running high it is only a matter of time before someone fires the first shot.
IN:  Aerial Bombing of Dejima; NUCLEAR POWER
Episode 24: IN: Aerial Bombing of Dejima; NUCLEAR POWER (Dec 04, 2004)
With the felling of Dejima Bridge by the refugees, a rumor circulates around the Cabinet that the refugees plan a mass suicide bombing using nuclear bombs. Fearing this, the Cabinet steps up the attack against the city. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Kayabuki has been secretly arrested and taken to an unknown location. Aramaki, Togusa and Proto, in trying to help the P.M. are also taken into custody and secured in her office. With Section 9 having entered the non-communication zone and Aramaki being cut off from communication, Ishikawa and a Tachikoma make their way to Spring-8 on their own. Meanwhile, Gouda has sent an unwitting Section 4 after Section 9 to retrieve the plutonium.
IN:  To the Other Side of Paradise; THIS SIDE OF JUSTICE
Episode 25: IN: To the Other Side of Paradise; THIS SIDE OF JUSTICE (Jan 08, 2005)
As the attack on Dejima escalates, the Major catches up with Kuze. She explains the whole situation to him and he agrees to follow her. They are about to leave when both are attacked by the Self-Defense forces and in the confusion are trapped under the rubble. Togusa rescues the Prime Minister and brings her back to her office. There, Aramaki hopes her influence will stop the launching of the ultimate weapon. Meanwhile, Batou reasons with Section 4.
IN:  Return to Patriotism; ENDLESS∞GIG
Episode 26: IN: Return to Patriotism; ENDLESS∞GIG (Jan 08, 2005)
Kuze and the Major come up with a plan to save the refugees, but the chances of its success are slim. Realizing this, the Tachikomas disobey the Major's orders and come up with a plan of their own. Batou has also disobeyed the Major's orders to go to the bridge and is desperately searching for her in the ruins of Dejima. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister is frustrated with being spurned by the Chief Cabinet Secretary. Determined to be remembered as more than a mere figurehead, she takes matters into her own hands.

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