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

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
Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.241 (scored by 23023 users)
Ranked: #2682
Popularity: #872
Members: 42,674
Favorites: 182
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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.)

Background

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex
Prequel: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
Side story: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society - Uchikoma no Hibi, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Tachikoma na Hibi (TV)
Alternative version: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society 3D

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
Kamiyama, Kenji
Kamiyama, Kenji
Director, Script, Storyboard
Yoshihara, Masayuki
Yoshihara, Masayuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Suga, Shoutarou
Suga, Shoutarou
Script


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May 19, 2009 3:33 AM
DarkGyraen
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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Jan 8, 2008 1:53 PM
Beatnik
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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Feb 14, 11:05 AM
Glyala_Liebert
Since it's my first time writing a review I'll try to keep it short.

Story: Loved the idea, totally does justice to the central cerebral theme, wonderfully executed a solid 9/10.

Art: Out of all the three art styles of GITS series I've always prefered the GITS 1995 and Innocence art style but this art style is also very well done and animation was really good so 8/10.

Music: Another wonderful set of soundtracks composed by Yoko kanno, enjoyable to say the least so a 8/10.

Characters: Every characters role was wonderfully executed so a solid 9/10 again.

Enjoyment: I really enjoyed it a lot. 9/10

Overall: 8.6
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Dec 16, 2010 10:11 AM
kurzweil1024
Stand Alone Complex was based on Yoshiki Sakurai’s 2001 Media Ecology dissertation “The Whereabouts of the Other in the Future of Human-Robot Interaction” (「他我を宿す条件 ~人間・ロボット間コミュニケーションの行方~」).

It is about how the phenomenon of THE LAUGHING MAN — unique minds becoming individual components of a complex system acting as one collective consciousness (memes), and the phenomenon of THE TACHIKOMA — perfect machine copies of each other evolving individual differences, are the two inevitable consequences of data synchronization.

The interaction between these antithetical phenomena is explored on a literary level in Stand Alone Complex, and political in 2nd GiG.

Stand Alone Complex is the most cerebral anything anywhere, and it has read more
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Opening Theme

"Player" by Origa with Heartsdales

Ending Theme

"Date of rebirth" by Origa

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