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27 :02x01 - DI: Reactivation; REEMBODY

Nov/19/2005
Terrorists have taken over the Chinese Embassy in New Port City. The Prefectural Police have their SWAT team in position and are in the process of gathering intel on the terrorists. At street level, Section 9's undercover van rolls up to the building that houses the Embassy. Due to the Laughing Man Incident, the Unit had technically been disbanded. However, with Aramaki making his case for his team in front of the new Prime Minister, that is about to change.
Guest Stars: Barbara Goodson as Kayabuki | Tom Wyner as Home Affairs Minister
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Yoshiki Sakurai
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Yōko Kanno -- 「Break Through」, Yōko Kanno -- 「Flying Low」, Yōko Kanno -- 「Gonna Rice」, Ilaria Graziano -- 「I Can't Be Cool」, Yōko Kanno -- 「To Tell the Truth」

28 :02x02 - DI: Well-Fed Me; NIGHT CRUISE

Nov/26/2005
Gino is a Japanese National who survived the horrors of World War IV, the Second Vietnam War. Returning to his country, he takes a job as the helicopter pilot/chauffeur for the chairman of a large media conglomerate. The war has had its affects on Gino's psyche. His perspective of the world has been altered for the worst as he has begun to have ideas about resetting the world. It is at this time that Gino meets an unlikely beauty in a world of eternal pain.
Guest Stars: Liam O'Brien as Gino | Robert Axelrod as Katakura
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Shoutarou Suga
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Yōko Kanno -- 「Idoling」, Ilaria Graziano -- 「Monochrome」

29 :02x03 - DI: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning; CASH EYE

Dec/03/2005
Infiltrating the Tadokoro Building with ease, a cat burglar named CASH EYE leaves her calling card on Chairman Tadokoro's desk. Written on the card is a thread to rob the powerful man during a very important social gathering. At the Prime Minister's request, and much to his chagrin, Aramaki readies his team to make sure that CASH EYE does not succeed in her heist. With his team in place, all that is needed now is their guest of honour.
Guest Stars: Steve Kramer as Tadokoro | Kirk Bailey as Guard | Stephen Apostolina as Guard
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Dai Satou
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Yōko Kanno -- 「3tops」, Yōko Kanno -- 「Pet Food」

30 :02x04 - DU: Natural Enemy; NATURAL ENEMY

Dec/10/2005
While operating a helicopter during a joint training exercise between the Japanese Army and Navy over the sealed sector of the Niihama Refugee District, a pilot suffers a heart attack, which instantly kills him. The helicopter's Artificial Intelligence takes control of the helicopter and proceeds to hack into its sister ships. Having taken over ten other helicopters, which include one designed for refueling, the AI leads the deadly weapons to the radio tower in the Refugee District. Aramaki quickly mobilizes his team so that no harm will come to the refugees. While meeting with Kubota, his contact at the Ministry of Defence, he is approached by an intelligence operative named Kazunoto Gouda, who has a request to make...
Guest Stars: Michael Forest as Kubota | John Snyder as Gouda
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Junichi Fujisaku
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Yōko Kanno (as Gabriela Robin) -- 「Cyberbird」, Yōko Kanno -- 「Go Da Da」, Yōko Kanno -- 「We Can't Be Cool」

31 :02x05 - IN: Those Who Have the Motive; INDUCTANCE

Dec/17/2005
Visiting the Refugee District on the island of Dejima, just off of the coast of Nagasaki, Prime Minister Kayabuki receives a death threat by the Refugee Liberation Organisation. On the card is the symbol last seen being planted in the dead pilot's house ("NATURAL ENEMY"). Aramaki is summoned to the Prime Minister's residence to be briefed on the situation. There, he is told that Section 9 will be acting as protection for the Prime Minister while others examine the death threat.
Guest Stars: Barbara Goodson as Kayabuki | John Snyder as Gouda | Tom Wyner as Home Affairs Minister | Kirk Thornton as Kuze | Beau Billingslea as Commissioner-General
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Dai Satou, Kenji Kamiyama
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」

32 :02x06 - DI: Latent Heat Source; EXCAVATION

Jan/07/2006
Togusa accompanies the Chief to investigate a freak accident that has left a man with a cybernetic body ripped apart. It so happens that the man had been at the center of an investigation into the blackmailing of the Energy Ministry. A tip from a reporter places the man's last known place of residence as the Shinjuku Ward of Tōkyō. While the other Section 9 members continue to pull security detail for the Prime Minster, Togusa is ordered by Aramaki to head to Tōkyō and find out the dead man's last known movements.
Guest Stars: Derek Stephen Prince as Labourer
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Scott Matthew -- 「Dear John」

33 :02x07 - DU: Rhapsody - The Melody of a Bygone Nation; Pu239/94

Jan/14/2006
While Togusa is still trying to piece together the events that occurred in the Shinjuku Ward of Tōkyō from the previous episode, the Prime Minister summons Aramaki. He is briefed by Kayabuki about a batch of Plutonium that is to be transported out of an underground facility in the Shinjuku Ward, and told that Section 9 is to handle the transport. The other members of Section 9 are not happy about this, particularly Batou. He sees the Prime Minister's requests as interfering with the mission of Section 9. Carrying out their orders to transport the Plutonium goes from bad to worse when they are told that they have a guest who will be accompanying them...
Guest Stars: Tom Wyner as Home Affairs Minister | Barbara Goodson as Kayabuki | John Snyder as Gouda
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」

34 :02x08 - DI: Vegetarian Feast; FAKE FOOD

Jan/21/2006
After the events of the previous episode, the Major has Ishikawa do a thorough background check on CIS Agent Kazunoto Gouda. While Ishikawa digs into Gouda's past, Aramaki briefs Section 9 on their next mission. The Chief has obtained evidence of a man named Shou Kawashima who has been picked up on camera at many of the bombings by the Individual Eleven. He is a cook at a Taiwanese Vegetarian restaurant, but has not been seen there for several days. Aramaki assigns his team to stake out the restaurant, and if Kawashima appears, he orders Section 9 to arrest the man.
Guest Stars: John Snyder as Gouda | Michael Forest as Kubota
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Dai Satou, Kenji Kamiyama
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」

35 :02x09 - DU: The Hope Named Despair; AMBIVALENCE

Jan/28/2006
After issuing a warning to detonate five bombs within Niihama, an unknown group has set off four of those bombs, killing and wounding many bystanders. In each of the four instances, Section 9 arrives to late. The fifth bomb will go off soon, and Section 9 sans the Major are working non-stop to make sure there is no fifth explosion. Meanwhile, at the Central Intelligent Service Building, a master hacker has infiltrated the CIS's server. Making short work of its defence barriers, the hacker opens some secret files.
Guest Stars: John Snyder as Gouda | Doug Stone as CIS Security Chief | Michelle Ruff as Refugee
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Yōko Kanno -- 「Flying Low」, Ilaria Graziano -- 「I Can't Be Cool」, Yōko Kanno (as Gabriela Robin) -- 「True Key」

36 :02x10 - DI: One Angry Man; TRIAL

Feb/04/2006
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. Unfortunately, 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.
Guest Stars: Michelle Ruff as Togusa's Wife | Mona Marshall as Justice
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Yoshiki Sakurai
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Ilaria Graziano -- 「I Can't Be Cool」

37 :02x11 - IN: Kusanagi's Labyrinth; affection

Feb/11/2006
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.
Guest Stars: Barbara Goodson as Shop Proprietor | Julie Ann Taylor as Ran
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Ilaria Graziano -- 「I Do」

38 :02x12 - IN: To Those Without Even a Name...; SELECON

Feb/18/2006
Section 9 has uncovered Shou 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 Bouma 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...
Guest Stars: Kirk Thornton as Kuze
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」

39 :02x13 - DI: Face; MAKE UP

Feb/25/2006
In a new investigation to find a witness, Section 9 pursues the lead that few specialists could create Kuze's unique facial features. They finally locate the craftsman and rush to collect him, only to find that he has been murdered. Upon reviewing the security tapes to find his killer, they discover that the murderer resembles one of their own.
Guest Stars: Peter Spellos as Inspector | Wendee Lee as Kaori | Kirk Thornton as Kuze
Songs: Yōko Kanno -- 「Know Your Enemy」, Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Emily Curtis -- 「What's It For」

40 :02x14 - DI: Beware the Left Eye; POKER FACE

Mar/04/2006
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 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.
Songs: Yōko Kanno -- 「Flying Low」, Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」

41 :02x15 - DI: Afternoon of the Machines; PAT.

Mar/11/2006
The Tachikomas decide to skip a scheduled maintenance exam and investigate the Individual Eleven on their own. Batou learns about this and can't help but feel uneasy about it. Meanwhile, a Professor Asuda turns up missing after an explosion at the A.I. lab. While investigating the explosion, the Tachikomas experience an odd feeling of déjà vu; this, in spite of the fact that they had no prior memories of Asuda.
Guest Stars: Barbara Goodson as Kayabuki | Michelle Ruff as Announcer
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Kenji Kamiyama

42 :02x16 - IN: The Fact of Being There; ANOTHER CHANCE

Mar/18/2006
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. While they wait, the rest of the team listens to Ishikawa's report on Kuze's past.
Guest Stars: Mike Reynolds as Commissioner-General | Kirk Thornton as Kuze | Barbara Goodson as Kayabuki
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Kenji Kamiyama
Songs: Yōko Kanno -- 「East of the Peninsula」, Yōko Kanno -- 「Know Your Enemy」, Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」

43 :02x17 - DI: Mother-Child Relationship; RED DATA

Mar/25/2006
Heading to Taiwan, the Major meets with the local security bureau to learn about Kuze's time there. Afterwards, she runs into a boy who is in trouble. Motoko saves him at the last second and the boy, ever greateful, tags along with her.
Guest Stars: Mona Marshall as Chai
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Shoutarou Suga
Songs: Ilaria Graziano -- 「Dew」, Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」

44 :02x18 - DI: Angel's Poem; TRANS PARENT

Apr/01/2006
The Major and Batou are flown to Berlin in an effort to track down a terrorist called "Angels Wing". 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 piques her curiosity
Guest Stars: Michael McConnohie as Roland
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Kenji Kamiyama
Songs: Yōko Kanno -- 「Europe」, Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」

45 :02x19 - IN: Chain of Symmetry; CHAIN REACTION

Apr/08/2006
The Dejima refugees declare their self-governing status despite close scrutiny by the authorities. Kuze is suspected to be the mastermind behind this new resistance, and Section 9 is sent to detain him. At the same time, the Cabinet Intelligence Service sends in their own cyber-unit to capture Kuze.
Guest Stars: John Snyder as Gouda | Kirk Thornton as Kuze | Lex Lang as Refugee | Doug Stone as Doctor
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Kenji Kamiyama
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Yōko Kanno (as Gabriela Robin) -- 「True Key」

46 :02x20 - IN: Confusion at the North End; FABRICATE FOG

Apr/15/2006
With the Major learning too late to save one of their own from a refugee ambush, a somewhat demoralised Section 9 heads to the northern Japanese island of Etorofu to learn Kuze's next move. Making their way into Etorofu as well is Gōda's colleagues in the Cabinet Intelligence Service.
Guest Stars: Kirk Thornton as Kuze
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Kenji Kamiyama
Songs: Yōko Kanno -- 「Know Your Enemy」, Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Yōko Kanno (as Gabriela Robin) -- 「True Key」

47 :02x21 - IN: Escape in Defeat; EMBARRASSMENT

Apr/22/2006
With the Major not far behind, Batou orders Saitou after Coil and then jettisons from his Tachikoma, who is battling an Armed Suit, and goes after Kuze. Upon catching up with the refugee leader, Batou tries to take Kuze in with brute force. Unfortunately, Kuze's body is made to take such a beating.
Guest Stars: Kirk Thornton as Kuze | Lex Lang as Refugee | Michael McConnohie as Boat Captain
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Kenji Kamiyama
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Yōko Kanno -- 「Sacred Terrorist」

48 :02x22 - DU: Abandoned City; REVERSAL PROCESS

Apr/29/2006
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-Defence Forces into the city. Aramaki suspects the Cabinet Intelligence Service's involvement in this latest incident is deeper then it appears. Batou is sent to gather more information from Gōda.
Guest Stars: Barbara Goodson as Kayabuki | John Snyder as Gouda
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Kenji Kamiyama
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」

49 :02x23 - IN: The Day the Bridge Falls; MARTIAL LAW

May/06/2006
With the recent events allegedly incited by the refugees, the government is left with no choice to declare martial law in Dejima. As the troops move in and the refugees fortify their position, Section 9 once again is forced into playing a role in order to keep their unit alive.
Guest Stars: Barbara Goodson as Kayabuki | John Snyder as Gouda | Kirk Thornton as Kuze |
Uncredited: William Knight (2) as Yōsuke Aramaki
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Kenji Kamiyama
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Yōko Kanno (as Gabriela Robin) -- 「Torkia」

50 :02x24 - IN: Aerial Bombing of Dejima; NUCLEAR POWER

May/13/2006
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. Unbeknownst to the populace, 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 nearby. At the same time, the rest of Section 9 enter Dejima and are promptly cut off from any outside help.
Guest Stars: Barbara Goodson as Kayabuki | Kirk Thornton as Kuze | John Snyder as Gouda | Michael Forest as Kubota | Lex Lang as Refugee | Kim Strauss as Ranger Leader
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Kenji Kamiyama
Songs: Yōko Kanno (as Gabriela Robin) -- 「Cyberbird」, Yōko Kanno -- 「Know Your Enemy」, Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Yōko Kanno -- 「We Can't Be Cool」

51 :02x25 - IN: To the Other Side of Paradise; THIS SIDE OF JUSTICE

May/20/2006
Having just attacked and destroyed the plane that had been jamming communication over Dejima, Kuze and some refugees come under fire from the Jigabachi helicopters. Seeing this, the Major moves closer to apprehending Kuze. Meanwhile, the Rangers of Section 4 begin their hunt for Batou, Bouma, Saitou, and Pazu, who are carrying one half of the plutonium.
Guest Stars: Barbara Goodson as Kayabuki | Kirk Thornton as Kuze | John Snyder as Gouda | Lex Lang as Refugee | Kim Strauss as Ranger Leader
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Kenji Kamiyama
Songs: Steve Conte -- 「Living Inside the Shell」, Origa -- 「Rise」, Yōko Kanno -- 「Run Rabbit Junk (Remix)」, Yōko Kanno -- 「Sacred Terrorist」

52 :02x26 - IN: Return to Patriotism; ENDLESS∞GIG

May/27/2006
Kuze and the Major gain an understanding of each other and agree to collaborate. Out in the ruins of Dejima, Batou continues his search for the Major. Aramaki is desperately using every political maneuver he knows to stop the conflict. Despite his efforts, a tactical nuclear warhead is launched and heads towards Dejima.
Guest Stars: Barbara Goodson as Kayabuki | Kirk Thornton as Kuze/Satou | John Snyder as Gouda | Joey Camen as Watanabe
Story: Mamoru Oshii | Screenplay: Kenji Kamiyama
Songs: Ilaria Graziano -- 「CHRisTmas in the SiLenT ForeSt」, Ilaria Graziano -- 「I Do」, Yōko Kanno (as Gabriela Robin) -- 「Torkia」

Solid State Society

Jun/11/2007
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.
Director: Kenji Kamiyama
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)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: November 07, 2004
Ended: June 21, 2007
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