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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG

Alternative Titles

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
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.571 (scored by 42649 users)
Ranked: #812
Popularity: #372
Members: 77,791
Favorites: 1,355
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action cyberpunk mecha sci-fi

Synopsis

In a futuristic world where the internet and cybernetics has blurred the borders between societies, the members of Public Security Section 9 are reinstated to assist in solving numerous cases of cyber crime.

A spate of similar crimes committed by separate suicidal groups known as "The Individual Eleven" becomes the core focus for Section 9 as war approaches in the form of refugees flooding into the country.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Prequel: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Sequel: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society
Summary: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG - Individual Eleven
Spin-off: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG - Tachikoma na Hibi

Characters & Voice Actors

Batou
Batou
Main
Otsuka, Akio
Japanese
Otsuka, Akio
Epcar, Richard
English
Epcar, Richard
...
Togusa
Togusa
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Freeman, Crispin
English
Freeman, Crispin
...
Aramaki, Daisuke
Aramaki, Daisuke
Main
Saka, Osamu
Japanese
Saka, Osamu
Knight, William Frederick
English
Knight, William Frederick
...
Kusanagi, Motoko
Kusanagi, Motoko
Main
Tanaka, Atsuko
Japanese
Tanaka, Atsuko
McGlynn, Mary Elizabeth
English
McGlynn, Mary Elizabeth
...

Staff

Kamiyama, Kenji
Director
Tachibana, Masaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Matsumoto, Jun
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Yoshihara, Masayuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation



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Oct 2, 2009
Archaeon
"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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Apr 22, 2007
amaity
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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May 14, 2009
DarkGyraen
It’s hard for me not to lavish praise upon the altar that is Ghost in the Shell, as I’ve always found the entire franchise to be among the pillars of great anime science fiction. Each movie and show has delved deep into psychology, spirituality and even to some degree religion. The question is how would Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG stand up to the incredible first season and movies. The answer is: it continued to raise that bar of excellence in this franchise.

Story: I don’t want to go into too much detail about the story of 2nd read more
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Dec 8, 2014
adrianojones
One of the most preeminent names in the medium worldwide, the Ghost in the Shell franchise has achieved remarkable success for its consistent, expertly handled elements of cerebral themes, an authentically fleshed out, futuristic world, a likable cast - and much more. Following the success of its predecessors comes the second season of the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex TV series. The resulting output, while not without hitches, is still very successful, as a title which continues to prey on its established strengths, yet continually building upon its strong foundations.

Almost right off the bat, it is apparent that the second season is attempting read more
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Recommendations

Both are from Production I.G and have the similar futuristic police thriller theme to it. In Psycho-Pass the police's special team that are comprised of Enforcers who are latent criminals who are specialized to hunt down other latent criminals. In Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig this special unit works for the organization called Public Security Section 9; a division that exist under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The unit is a group who specializes in fighting technology-related crimes like cyberterrorism.

Both have a cyberpunk setting.
For political theorists out there who enjoy engaging with ideas such as restructuring society, these two anime share common elements. At the macro-level of society, various actors with grand ideologies at hand plan to reshape society, or at least, to prepare the grounds for the next stage in its development. At the micro-level of society, civil unrest, clandestine political gamesmanship, and the threat of military action from foreign actors all threaten to push everything toward the brink of chaos.

If you're interested in performances motivated by civil unrest, i.e. grand politics, then moving from one to the other should appeal to you.
Bothy have robots. Great battles. Dystopian future.
both have bad-ass main woman and normalish guy, both have great dubs also they both have great gun fight and realistic looking art also they both are Seinen. The plots are different ghost in the shell is a cyber punk about a about a governmental group going after criminals and black lagoon is realistic based in current time and mainly about criminal activity because the mains are basically criminals.
Both sci-fi animes have very deep stories and makes you think very hard to understand its development.

GITS SAC 2nd Gig has the perfect mix of action, drama and politics conspiracy, always exploring the thin border between cyberworld and reality. Lain is more focused on drama, but share the futuristic scenario. The character developments on the two series are awesome!
Kenji Kamiyama's mentor and the man most responsible for 'Ghost in the Shell' as we know it, Mamoru Oshii, was asked for his ideas when season two of 'Stand Alone Complex' was first being conceived. The end result was essentially a remake - with edits - of another of Oshii's movies: Patlabor 2.

Both Patlabor 2 and SAC2 share an equal parts interesting and gripping premise: an attempt is made to orchestrate a Japanese civil war by a third party for their own interests, and as the crisis escalates, the core cast of main characters from both series find themselves as the only ones aware the situation is being manipulated by a puppet master. In Patlabor the civil war is between the Japanese military and police; in SAC2 it's between the Japanese and three million Asian refugees (following fictional World Wars III & IV) given a Japanese island as their refuge.

Opening Theme

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

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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