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Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex: DI: Latent Heat Source; EXCAVATION

The grisly death of a cyborg leads Aramaki to send Togusa and a Tachikoma to the former Japanese capital of Tōkyō to find out why the man had been there. Arriving at the flooded metropolis, Togusa makes his way to the various flop-house districts that now take up most of the city.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x6
Airdate: Saturday March 06th, 2004

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Guest Stars
Megumi HayashibaraMegumi Hayashibara
voiced Ruriko
Kenji NomuraKenji Nomura
voiced Mihashi
Shinnosuke FurumotoShinnosuke Furumoto
voiced Labourer
Shinichi KotaniShinichi Kotani
voiced Coordinator (as Shinpachi Tsuji)
Kouichi SakaguchiKouichi Sakaguchi
voiced Stallkeeper
Emiko FukuEmiko Fuku
voiced Waitress
Episode Notes
Japanese Title: 「潜在熱源」 - 「Senzai Netsugen」

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Scott Matthew「Dear John」 
Steve Conte「Living Inside the Shell」 

Episode Goofs
Animation Error
When Togusa ends his call with the Chief, and the doors begin to close on the train, he drops his hand down to his side. The animators made a mistake in movement as, for a split second, Togusa has two right hands and forearms.

Cultural References
Togusa on a String: "PHANTOM FUND"
The Tachikoma losing Togusa is a reference to the chapter "PHANTOM FUND" from the 1991 Koukaku Kidoutai manga by Masamune Shirō. In the chapter, the Fuchikoma loses track of Motoko despite her ordering the Fuchikoma to stay close to her.

Submerged Building: Tōkyō City Hall
The large submerged building, with its massive towers that are sending smoke into the night sky, is actually Tower 1 of Tōkyō's City Hall. Located in West Shinjuku, 西新宿 or Nishi Shinjuku, of the Shinjuku Ward, 新宿区 or Shinjuku-ku, of Tōkyō, it is the tallest building and the second tallest structure in the Tōkyō skyline (the tallest being the Tōkyō Tower). Pictures of the City Hall Tower can be found here.

Episode References
"That last one was the Holy Grail."
The Tachikoma's statement as it disconnects from the cyberbrain at the Akihabara shop is a reference to the Tachikoma's adventure in "ESCAPE FROM" where it found the cyberbrain that contained the ghost of a movie director.

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