Ranked #268

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society

Alternative Titles

English: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society
Synonyms: Koukaku Kidoutai Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society, Koukaku Kidoutai Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society, GitS SAC SSS, GitS: SAC 3, gits sac3, gitssac3, sac3, sss, Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Solid State Society
Japanese: 攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX Solid State Society

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 1, 2006
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.231 (scored by 25,042 users)
Ranked: #2682
Popularity: #950
Members: 47,351
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Synopsis

A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team, that has considerably increased its appointed personnel. The expanded new Section 9 confronts a rash of complicated incidents, and investigations reveal that an ultra-wizard hacker named the Puppeteer is behind the entire series of events.

In the midst of all, Batou, who was stalking the case on a separate track, encounters Motoko. She goes away after saying, "Stay away from the Solid State Society." Batou is left with a doubt in his mind. Could Motoko be the Puppeteer?

The series of intriguing incidents that Section 9 faces gradually link together almost artistically. Who is the Puppeteer? What will happen to Batou's relationship with Motoko? What is the full truth behind this carefully planned perfect crime? And what will the outcome be? Mysteries surround the Solid State Society...

(Source: Production I.G.)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kusanagi, Motoko
Kusanagi, Motoko
Main
Tanaka, Atsuko
Japanese
Tanaka, Atsuko
Batou
Batou
Main
Ootsuka, Akio
Japanese
Ootsuka, Akio
Togusa
Togusa
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Aramaki, Daisuke
Aramaki, Daisuke
Main
Saka, Osamu
Japanese
Saka, Osamu

Staff

Sasaki, Shiro
Sasaki, Shiro
Producer
Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Kamiyama, Kenji
Kamiyama, Kenji
Director, Script, Storyboard
Yoshihara, Masayuki
Yoshihara, Masayuki
Episode Director, Storyboard

Opening Theme

"Player" by Origa with Heartsdales

Ending Theme

"Date of rebirth" by Origa



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Beatnik
Jan 8, 2008
The Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex TV anime series is one of, if not the best in the history of TV anime in my opinion. There hasn't ever been such a topical and relevant anime to Japan. The fact that it's written intelligently demanding the viewer pay attention, and is filled with all the hallmarks of a compelling moving picture makes it a classic for the ages. No hyperbole, I'm totally serious.

Solid State Society is a feature length anime that continues the character arcs left dangling from the second season's conclusion. Motoko has left Section 9, Togusa has taken read more
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DarkGyraen
May 19, 2009
With any entry into the solid franchise that is “Ghost in the Shell” each new product is compared to all of those that have come before it. Thus, with Solid State Society, this movie has to be compared not only to the shows that came before it, but the two movies as well. Every entry into this franchise has to continue to try and meet the bar set by those earlier entries, and I think that in this case, Solid State Society just falls a bit short of that bar.

Story – 7/10: The story for Solid State Society starts off some two read more
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lawlmartz
Jan 24, 2016
Ghost in the Shell is now an immense franchise, spanning three TV series, eight movies, and several specials- all inspired by the manga of Shirow Masamune, but brought to life by Kenji Kamiyama in the director and writer's chair. If you're not in the know about this fantastic franchise, this is not the place to start- that would be the 1995 eponymous movie. For those who are- welcome back.

Ghost in the Shell Solid State Society (SSS) is something of a Stand Alone Complex within the established universe of Ghost. The show takes a lot of previously in-universe established ideas, various new political ideals, philosophical read more
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YabukiJoe
Sep 15, 2015
While this particular movie follows up on the 2nd season of Stand Alone Complex, it does contain a completely unique storyline that is set up and resolved within this movie. And what an interesting storyline it is!

Aside from the usual great elements of GITS (great art, great characters, interesting social & philosophical concepts), I particularly enjoyed the fact that the plot of this movie was complex but nonetheless very intelligible in the end, which is something that wasn't always the case for me with other GITS episodes.

Of course, as always with GITS, the audience is once again thrown into the deep end at the beginning read more
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