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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: SA: The True Reason for the Unfinished Love Affair; ANGELS' SHARE

After attending a Security Conference in London with the Major, Aramaki goes to a bank to visit an old friend who had emigrated to England to manage a wine fund. While he visits with his friend, he allows the Major a bit of free time to walk the streets of London. Before they catch up on old times, Aramaki's friend relates to him her suspicions of possible illegal activity within the bank. As she voices her concerns, two mafia hit men prepare to break into the bank.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x17
Airdate: Sunday March 06th, 2005

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Guest Stars
Jamieson Price
voiced Police Chief
John Rafter Lee
voiced Security Guard (as John Lee)
Kari Wahlgren
voiced Saleswoman
Kirk Thornton
voiced SWAT Leader
Liam O'Brien
voiced Robber
Loy Edge
voiced SWAT Officer
Rafael Antonio Oliver
voiced SWAT Officer (as Tony Oliver)
Doug Erholtz
voiced Robber
Mari Devon
voiced Seymour (as Mari Devon)
Episode Notes
Japanese Title: 「未完成ラブロマンスの真相」 - 「Mikansei Love Romance no Shinsō」
The DVD translates the title as 「The Truth Behind the Unfinished Romance」

The term Angels' Share refers to droplets of wine, or any alcohol, that evaporate during the fermentation process.

Production I.G made this episode as accurate as possible. Not only did they put the famous London buildings (Pariliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abby) in their proper places, they also used a realistic map of the London metropolis as well as putting "BBC" on the media van.

Aramaki's Latin quote, "En Vino Veritas", is only said by the English voice actor. The Japanese seiyū says, "The truth is in the wine."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Origa「Inner Universe」 
Scott Matthew「Lithium Flower」 
Yōko Kanno「Spotter」 
Yōko Kanno「Siberian Doll House」 

Episode Goofs
When Motoko, dressed is a police officer's rain slicker, relieves the other officer, she salutes him with her left hand. Salutes are always given with the right hand.

Credits Error:
The Japanese name listed for playing Seymour, Aramaki's friend, is listed by Bandai Entertainment as Akio Ootsuka, who is the seiyū for Batou.

Cultural References
Motoko's second visit to England: "ROBOT RONDO"
At the beginning of the episode, Aramaki asks Motoko what she thinks of the conference as this was her second visit to the SAS. Motoko's "first visit" comes from a line at the end of chapter 6, "ROBOT RONDO", from the 1991 manga Ghost in the Shell by Shirō Masamune. Though the trip is never shown, in the chapter she is given orders by Aramaki to go to England to train under the SAS.

Episode References
Seymour presenting Aramaki with a bottle of wine from her own collection echoes the end of "Ag20" where Zaitzev's wife gives Batou a bottle of Myedovuha.

Warning: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex season 1 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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