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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG


Alternative Titles

English: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
Synonyms: Koukaku Kidoutai S.A.C. 2nd GIG, Ghost In The Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG
Japanese: 攻殻機動隊 S.A.C. 2nd GIG

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1, 2004 to Jan 8, 2005
Premiered: Winter 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.571 (scored by 54,766 users)
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Ranked: #742
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Popularity: #463
Members: 105,264
Favorites: 1,886
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

Following the closure of the "Laughing Man" case, Section 9 is re-established by Japan's newly elected Prime Minister, Youko Kayabuki, to combat the persistent threat of cyber-terrorism.

A group calling themselves "The Individual Eleven" has begun committing acts of terror across Japan. While Motoko Kusanagi, Daisuke Aramaki, Batou, and the other members of Section 9 investigate this new menace, the Japanese government faces a separate crisis, as foreign refugees displaced by the Third World War seek asylum in Japan. But as the members of the special-ops team continually encounter Gouda Kazundo—a leading member of the Cabinet Intelligence Service—in their hunt, they begin to suspect that he may be involved, and that the events of the refugee crisis and The Individual Eleven may be more connected than they realize...

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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

Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Kamiyama, Kenji
Kamiyama, Kenji
Director
Matsumoto, Atsushi
Matsumoto, Atsushi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tachibana, Masaki
Tachibana, Masaki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Rise" by Origa
#2: "Christmas in the Silent Forest" by Ilaria Graziano (Japanese Terrestrial Broadcast)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Living Inside the Shell" by Steve Conte
#2: "Christmas in the Silent Forest" by Ilaria Graziano (ep 26)
#3: "Snyper" by Ilaria Graziano (Japanese Terrestrial Broadcast)



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Archaeon
Oct 2, 2009
"Life without truth is not possible. Truth is perhaps Life itself" - Franz Kafka

One of the keys to creating a successful story is innovation, in particular, creating something that is both interesting and relevant, but approached from a different perspective. Of all the genres of the storytelling medium, science fiction is the only one that holds up a mirror to a possible future be it good or bad. It's for this reason that the genre is often lauded and derided, sometimes by the same person, as science fiction is predictory by nature, in other words, it posits how humans would behave in certain circumstances.

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ktulu007
Mar 9, 2016
A couple years back I reviewed Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex, and it was fantastic with complex characters and compelling writing. It's one of the few things I've given a “10” rating. There's a sequel to the series, 2nd GIG, that came out not long after the first. So, will it be up to the same standard? Let's delve in and see.

Story:

We open with Section 9 on standby, waiting for the official order that will allow them to go back into action. A group calling themselves the Individual Eleven has stormed the Chinese embassy and taken hostages. Aramaki manages to get the Prime read more
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amaity
Apr 22, 2007
NOTE: If you haven't seen 'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex' I recommend you watch that first. I have reviewed that as well.

Just when one thought that with 'Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence' and 'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex', this franchise had reached its pinnacle, Studio I.G. came up with GiTS: SAC 2ng Gig.

It carries over the same qualities that made the first series such a brilliant watch - an excruciatingly complex plot with conspiracy, intrigue and plenty of action and smashing music. The reason why this tops the first season is the more personal feel. Character development, read more
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95PercentCaim
May 4, 2015
One of the many reasons as to why the Ghost in the Shell franchise has achieved widespread popularity among sci-fi anime fans is due to its concept-driven structure and its ability to create questions without explicitly asking them. What is a soul? Are we truly human? Is the future ideology any different from today?
Its narrative style of "Show, don't tell" when it comes to these themes create an awfully deep and extraordinary voyage into the mind of humanity and our perception of the future. After Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell (1995), the hands of the franchise was placed into director Kenji Kamiyama's read more
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