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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex


西暦二千三十年 新浜市

Seireki Nisensanjūnen Niihama-Shi

A.D. 2030 - New Port City


In a future when cybernetic enhancements are a way of life and the criminal element have taken the brave new world to a whole new level of danger, Public Security Section 9 finishes the jobs the police and army can't handle. Culled together from various elite combat units by Daisuke Aramaki, and led in the field by Major Motoko Kusanagi, Section 9 always has the right people for the job. Hackers and sharpshooters, detectives and cyborgs, Section 9 is the one thing that stands between cyber-criminals and their prey. Based on the manga by Shirō Masamune and the cyberpunk anime movie Ghost in the Shell by Mamoru Oshii.

Japanese Title: 「攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX」 - 「Koukaku Kidoutai STAND ALONE COMPLEX」

Kōkaku Kidōtai does not mean "Ghost in the Shell". It translates to "Offensive Shell Mobile Unit". "Ghost in the Shell" was the original name that Shirō Masamune gave to his manga. His editor at the publishing company Kōdansha, Koichi Yuri, asked him for a Japanese name for the manga as well. Masamune-sama then produced the name "Kōkaku Kidōtai".



1st GIG
Intro: 「Inner Universe」 by Origa
Outro: 「Lithium Flower」 by Scott Matthew

There are two nomenclatures used in the episodes for the first season: SA and C. SA stands for 'Stand Alone' and these episodes pertain to individual cases handled by Section 9. C stands for 'Complex' and these episodes consist of the main story arc for the first season.

2nd GIG
Intro: 「Rise」 by Origa
Outro: 「Living Inside the Shell」 by Steve Conte

There are three nomenclatures for the second season: DI, DU, and IN. DI means 'DIvidual' episodes. While they do connect with the main storyline, DI episodes are the Stand Alone episodes of the second season. IN stands for 'INdividual'. These are actually the Complex episodes of the second season. Finally, DU stands for 'DUal'. These episodes pertain to the Cabinet Intelligence Service (CIS).

Produced by - Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex Committee
Production I.G (Chief Animation Studio)
Bandail Visual, Co., Ltd.
Bandai Entertainment, Inc.
Dentsu, Inc.
Kōdansha, Ltd.
Nippon Television Network Corporation
Tokuma Shoten, Ltd.
Victor Entertainment, Inc.
Manga Entertainment, Inc.

English Dub by ZRO Limit Productions & Animaze..iNC.

The merchandise section of this guide will cover all releases of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex with the exception of Japanese merchandise. All Japanese items can be found on the merchandise section of the Japanese guide (click below).

Japanese Guide:「攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX」

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Episode Info

Final: Movie -- Solid State Society (Jun/11/2007) [Special Airtime: 11:00 pm, 105 Min. long]


Much time has past since the end of the refugee issue and Section 9 has changed with it. Now a larger force, Section 9's only handicap is it is without the skills of Major Motoko Kusanagi, who left over two years ago. Togusa is now in charge of the section that will be put to the test when a mysterious entity dubbed the Puppeteer emerges and begins killing off members of a disenfranchised group of ex-military.
Cast
Mary Elizabeth McGlynnMary Elizabeth McGlynn
voiced Motoko Kusanagi (as Mary McGlynn)
William Knight (2)William Knight (2)
voiced Daisuke Aramaki
Richard EpcarRichard Epcar
voiced Batou
Crispin  FreemanCrispin Freeman
voiced Togusa
Michael McCartyMichael McCarty
voiced Ishikawa
Dave WittenbergDave Wittenberg
voiced Saitou
Dean WeinDean Wein
voiced Bouma
Bob BuchholzBob Buchholz
voiced Pazu
Debra Jean RogersDebra Jean Rogers
voiced Operator (as Debra Rogers)
Ewan ChungEwan Chung
voiced Lab Tech

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Recurring Guests

Kirk Thornton as Kuze (14 eps)
Barbara Goodson as Shop Proprietor (13 eps)
John Snyder as Gouda (12 eps)
Michelle Ruff as Yamaguchi's Wife (8 eps)
Steven Jay Blum as Baby Ruth (8 eps)
Michael McConnohie as Takekawa (8 eps)
Doug Stone as Matsuoka (8 eps)
Tom Wyner as Home Affairs Minister (6 eps)
Kim Strauss as Commander (5 eps)
Michael Forest as Kubota (5 eps)

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Warning: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Animation
Genre: Anime | Action | Adventure | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Adult Swim ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 12:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: November, 2004
Ended: June, 2007
Akas
• 攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX (Used In Japan)
• Der Geist in der Schale: Stand Allein Komplex (Used In Germany)
• GitS:SAC (Used In USA)
• Kōkaku Kidōtai: Stand Alone Complex (Rōmaji), (Used In Japan)
• Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex (Rōmaji), (Used In Japan)
• Prizrak v Dospyehakh: Sindrom Odinochki (Cyrillic Translation), (Used In Russia)
• Призрак в Доспехах: Синдром одиночки (Used In Russia)
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