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Aug 20, 2011 5:54 PM

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That was a darn good ending!
Such junk...
 
Sep 12, 2011 2:44 PM

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Are there any sources where i can find most of the GiTs songs? I don't mean op/ed, i mean osts during the series.
 
Sep 30, 2011 3:19 AM

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That Tachikoma song. ;_;

3rd GIG, WHERE?!?
 
Dec 7, 2011 11:55 AM

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Pure. Fucking. Brilliance. This is how you end a series, tying everything together with perfect execution and leaving some space for the viewer to interpret and reflect on.

After all, my predictions failed. Motoko was ready to share the fruit of fate with Kuze and become the first of a new new world together with him, but the Tachikomas and Batou interfered with it and saved the day. That was a pretty darn great religious metaphoric scene. In the end I'm glad the upload of the refugees' ghosts and memories didn't happen. It would be too sad of an existence.

GitS SAC 2nd GIG really outdid itself with these last episodes. It's a good sign when a series leaves me so satisfied with the ending.

Highlights: Ishikawa's sudden Falcon Punch! How crazy was that? And Gouda being turned to shreds. Oh so satisfying moments. Batou going all out with the cross-shaped steel bar to save Motoko was pretty darn awesome as well.
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Jan 20, 2012 12:08 AM

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Hey guys.... I'm a big fan of GITS and watch it like 1-2 a year since the past 4 years.... but I still am at a loss as to understanding some of the plot .... probably cuz I'm not that bright.... I'm wondering if you guys can help me understand a few points.... I would be glad if someone could take the time :D

1. Just before Gouda is shot, Batou recognizes the person who Gouda is with and curses him, (as does Aramaki) - who is that person?? I know someone said he's the guy from SAC1 episode 10, but I'm not sure
is it true - then what was his possible involvement?

2. Who was Kuze handed to (the guys that killed him with micromachines) Basically, who are 'they' in the dialogue from aramaki before Major jumps off the building in the last episode after killing gouda - "Hurry, we must not let 'them' kill him.

3. Who called the Americans to nuke Dejima? - I know this is probably a difficult question. The defence pact with the American Empire was being pushed by the sercretary General but the public funds and Posiedian's bribery suggest that Gouda (and his team) called the American's to nuke Dejima. Does that make sense or am I totally in the wrong in this?

4. As Gouda is leaving and gets a call which tells him the missile launch has failed, he states that "Either way, Kayabuki's actions will set the stage for a cold war" - what is he referring to? - cuz he thought that Kayabuki would go running to China for Support?

I guess this all is quite a mouthful, but I would be glad if someone could help me understand this a bit better, or maybe just have a discussion :D Thx in advance !




1. As I said before when he was killed Gouda was with American Empire CIA Agent Tanaka Watanabe.

The CIA were working with Gouda because his plan involved strengthening the ties between Japan and the American Empire with the Security Treaty.

The American Empire wants this deal just as much as Gouda because of Japan's Nuclear Scrubber micromachine technology, if they could create a situation where Japan shared this technology with them only they'd increase the value of their large nuclear arsenal dramatically and China/ The Ameri-soviet Union would be at a great disadvantage.

2. Kuze was killed by Watanabe's partner, CIA Agent Suzuki Sato.

3. Gouda requested the Nuclear attack from the American Empire probably via the CIA, they were happy to oblige since it'd help them to create the coalition with Japan.

4. I'm not entirely sure about this but he might have still been under the impression that Kayabuki was going to be ousted from office, in which case the more pro American government that replaced her would continue strengthening ties with the American Empire.

If Japan and the American Empire became a coalition that would put pressure on China and/ or the Ameri-Soviet Union, triggering an arms race between the superpowers and a new Cold War.

It was Gouda's intention to have such a Cold War in the first place because Article 9 of Japan's constitution limits the size of its army meaning that while The American Empire and its rivals are building up their arms Japan can prosper and benefit economically in the same way it did during the first Cold War.


thanks for the explanation :)

it's a shame Kuze died :(

i think Kuze and Motoko already knew each other in the ending.

especially when Motoko said in the end "you are"

it's a shame she wasn't able to save him in time. as people already suggested he might have uploaded his memories on the net or Motoko. especially since Kuze just finish putting back his wire before Batou arrive to the rescue.

and FUCK yeah Ishikawa beating the shit of that asshole CIA agent. don't fuck with Section 9 bitch.

finally Motoko killing gouda to shreds is satisfying as hell.

and fuck you Suzuki Sato and Suzuki Sato. you both should have died last season ago.

seeing Kuze dying made me sad :(

and yeah the final act with the Tachikonma's is sad :(

it's basically season 1 when Section 9 was being pursued by the military.

hopefully they'll be alive somewhere in the net.

Motoko's new hair is cool :P
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Pure. Fucking. Brilliance. This is how you end a series, tying everything together with perfect execution and leaving some space for the viewer to interpret and reflect on.

After all, my predictions failed. Motoko was ready to share the fruit of fate with Kuze and become the first of a new new world together with him, but the Tachikomas and Batou interfered with it and saved the day. That was a pretty darn great religious metaphoric scene. In the end I'm glad the upload of the refugees' ghosts and memories didn't happen. It would be too sad of an existence.

GitS SAC 2nd GIG really outdid itself with these last episodes. It's a good sign when a series leaves me so satisfied with the ending.

Highlights: Ishikawa's sudden Falcon Punch! How crazy was that? And Gouda being turned to shreds. Oh so satisfying moments. Batou going all out with the cross-shaped steel bar to save Motoko was pretty darn awesome as well.
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Pure. Fucking. Brilliance. This is how you end a series, tying everything together with perfect execution and leaving some space for the viewer to interpret and reflect on.

After all, my predictions failed. Motoko was ready to share the fruit of fate with Kuze and become the first of a new new world together with him, but the Tachikomas and Batou interfered with it and saved the day. That was a pretty darn great religious metaphoric scene. In the end I'm glad the upload of the refugees' ghosts and memories didn't happen. It would be too sad of an existence.

GitS SAC 2nd GIG really outdid itself with these last episodes. It's a good sign when a series leaves me so satisfied with the ending.

Highlights: Ishikawa's sudden Falcon Punch! How crazy was that? And Gouda being turned to shreds. Oh so satisfying moments. Batou going all out with the cross-shaped steel bar to save Motoko was pretty darn awesome as well.


really love the religious references and i thank you for explaining well to me especially in the past few episodes.

it's a good thing batou and the tachikoma's save the day.

i just hope Kuze is somewhere in the net and knows the truth about Motoko.

freaking love this series and cannot wait to watch the summary and Solid State Society.

i wish more anime like this in this day of age.

heck a new Animatrix with the direction of the team of Stand Alone Complex would be awesome as hell!!!!!!!!

the only question i have in the series is who was the guy that killed the The Laughing Man Impostor in Ep 6 of first season and at the end episode of the season where he supposedly triggered a bomb at the parking lot??? probably CIA??

i was also hoping Aoi would show up in the final credits :P

FUCKING AMAZING soo many twists, love the characters, animation, music, even the insert songs in the end was gorgeous :)

FUCKING 20/10 and it is now one of my favorite series ever made!!!!!!
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Jan 22, 2012 11:21 PM

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another thing i want to add after watching the summary movie(Individual Eleven)

in the final episode of the series. where major blasts gouda's head off. she actually said the same words during the first episode. with the guy proclaiming he is part of the individual eleven.

that's actually pretty cool and amazing feat that i didn't notice the first time around.

they also didn't put any backstory about gouda besides the fact that he used to be a researcher and producer of the radioactive scrubber technology that made japan a powerful house of the world.they also didn't put any backstory about gouda besides the fact that he used to be a researcher and producer of the radioactive scrubber technology that made japan a powerful house of the world.

all in all i FUCKING LOVE this series and will now watch Solid State Society(will watch it twice since the 3D movie has a new opening) will compare the difference between the two :P
 
Feb 15, 2012 1:57 PM

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Tachikoma singing while sacrificing themselves, got to me. This is for me the most memorable scene I've watched in anime so far. Brilliant anime, brilliant ending.


in all honesty, i cried like a little girl; that segment tore me up because of how much they developed the Tachikoma's episode by episode, which made it THAT much harder to see them selflessly sacrifice themselves while singing a song about 'being alive'... i just couldn't hold it in

second-most tear-inducing moment, second only to Clannad ~After Story~

this show is so well produced and so clever... it's just an overall fantastic show
 
Mar 14, 2012 6:17 PM

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Amazing.
 
Mar 15, 2012 4:39 AM

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Brilliantly compiled. My, such an entertaining and intellectually challanging this anime was. 9/10, definitely.
 
Jun 8, 2012 10:50 AM

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Brain-fuckingly awesome...... You have to give complete attention to fully comprehend this series..... Better than season 1....

9/10
 
Jun 10, 2012 3:21 PM

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The Tachikoma died, again!! Dammit! They're the true heroes here.

Gosh. I really love that insert song, "I Do". Lovely, lovely song.

I love Ghost in the Shell. On to Solid State Society!!
 
Jul 14, 2012 7:36 AM

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Fantastic series, definitely one where you really need to pay attention to the details and focus on the main issues of war. I still love SAC though with its amazing stand alone eps, though this one had brilliant dividual episodes as well.

9/10
 
Sep 12, 2012 10:26 PM

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Sad that it had to end.
Rewatching all of Ghost in the shell lately; and I can say all the emotions that go through watching it all come back, like if it were the first time.
2nd Gig; gives us a background of every character, gives us sympathy for some characters.

God damn it.. Tachikoma!I'll miss those little guys; they were like innocent kids who were just trying to learn life.

loved all of Ghost in the shell. You CANNOT skip a thing while watching this or it'll make no sense/little sense.
Amazing audio was put into the episode too. The "I do" song as perfectly placed into it.
Music in the Ghost in the Shell series were amazing all throughout.
It was an amazing series, the ending was amazing. It sucked that the Tachikoma's were destroyed but.. somehow it made the series more meaningful in a way.
I don't like how in most anime people die; come back/mysteriously survive. It's like "Kay; enemies lost, good guys won" This way it's a loss on both sides and you can actually feel better when Ghouda is shot to death.
 
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Sad that it had to end.
Rewatching all of Ghost in the shell lately; and I can say all the emotions that go through watching it all come back, like if it were the first time.
2nd Gig; gives us a background of every character, gives us sympathy for some characters.

God damn it.. Tachikoma!I'll miss those little guys; they were like innocent kids who were just trying to learn life.

loved all of Ghost in the shell. You CANNOT skip a thing while watching this or it'll make no sense/little sense.
Amazing audio was put into the episode too. The "I do" song as perfectly placed into it.
Music in the Ghost in the Shell series were amazing all throughout.
It was an amazing series, the ending was amazing. It sucked that the Tachikoma's were destroyed but.. somehow it made the series more meaningful in a way.
I don't like how in most anime people die; come back/mysteriously survive. It's like "Kay; enemies lost, good guys won" This way it's a loss on both sides and you can actually feel better when Ghouda is shot to death.


As much as I love this series, commending it for committing to offing characters on both sides is one praise I cannot give it.



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Oct 19, 2012 8:13 AM

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That was a great ending buy why do the Tachikomas have to always kill themselves at the end? God dammit! D=

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Oct 24, 2012 9:17 PM

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Watching GitS requires your full, undivided attention. That being said, this is one of the best endings I've ever seen. Ishikawa knocking out that guy was hilarious. Plus in my opinion, the Tachikomas might have been the most developed characters in the show and that's saying something. So for them to sacrifice themselves (again) kinda got to me.
 
Oct 30, 2012 3:11 PM

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Awesome show.. really worth watching! Too bad though that the Tachikomas have to sacrifice theirselves again. And their songs are really cute. That was a very emotional scene..
 
Nov 20, 2012 12:19 AM

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Thank you Tachikomas, now I'm crying.
 
Dec 2, 2012 12:29 PM

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I have a question!

Although I'm really late to the show I just finished

I've been searching for this forever

But at the beginning of the episode where Major is telling the tachikoma's to gather up all the pre-area they can in cyberspace so they can upload and save the ghost and memories of 3 million people

From 1:30-2:50

What song/Ost is that playing??

That's the episode down there if you want to see what I'm talking about again to refresh any memories

http://www.watchcartoononline.com/ghost-in-the-shell-s-a-c-2nd-gig-episode-26-english-dubbed
 
Dec 26, 2012 1:47 PM

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Great ending to a great season. It was so enjoyable to see Goudas head blown off.

 
Dec 28, 2012 11:21 PM

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I have a question!

Although I'm really late to the show I just finished

I've been searching for this forever

But at the beginning of the episode where Major is telling the tachikoma's to gather up all the pre-area they can in cyberspace so they can upload and save the ghost and memories of 3 million people

From 1:30-2:50

What song/Ost is that playing??

That's the episode down there if you want to see what I'm talking about again to refresh any memories

http://www.watchcartoononline.com/ghost-in-the-shell-s-a-c-2nd-gig-episode-26-english-dubbed


Not sure if you're still looking for it but the song is Torukia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0ow4tGgZWk
 
Jan 3, 2013 11:22 AM
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Well, both Kuze and the Major are there underground in this finale. I'm not surprised by that tbh. It definitely was not something though as Kuze seems to realize that Major was the young girl from his past. I'm glad that both of them got recused as well.

A satisfying series for me overall, 8/10
 
Feb 17, 2013 10:02 AM

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Noes Tachikoma!!! WHY fuck they where the only good thing in this show! You'll sure be missed once again! Those new robots look rather silly...

Either way was a meh ending, the first season had a better ending, this just ends to openly and to good...

The whole season was more or less boring to watch apart from a couple of episodes containing good backstory or a good side story.

But in general the buildup was rather decent and the plot was there so that's good for what the story is.

For this season a 7/10
 
Feb 19, 2013 11:54 AM

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Finished, so sad. :(
 
Apr 22, 2013 3:29 PM

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What an awesome ending. I feel sad though that the Tachikoma's are once again gone! The green versions will never live up to the originals! Disappointed to see that Kuze died but I was happy that Gouda got his face blown to shreds. Highlight was Ishikawa knocking that agent out, it had me laughing!
One of my favourite animes along with the original movie and the first season.
 
May 2, 2013 8:27 PM

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The 2nd GIG really took the series to another level for me. After this last episode, I can certainly say that it's one of my favorites. I enjoyed it from start to finish and now I can't stop thinking about it, especially the Major's relationship with Kuze. It seemed heartbreaking.

Based on the memory of the two children who survived the plane crash, I'd like to imagine that the Major found the boy she first loved. Likewise, I believe Kuze finally found her, the little prosthetic girl he'd been searching for and the first person he opened up to (in the hospital). And imo, as they were stuck under the rubble, I think they both realized it couldn't develop any further. But I really wanted to know why the little girl didn't visit the hospital anymore! Why didn't she tell the boy she was the girl who he thought died? :(

Damn, life's a (bleep).
 
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I just watched the last episode but it was marked as episode 25 for me for some reason? I am watching the THORA sub release, what's with the missing ep?

Overall this was a great anime and the Tachikomas were great.

8/10.
 
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I just watched the last episode but it was marked as episode 25 for me for some reason? I am watching the THORA sub release, what's with the missing ep?

Overall this was a great anime and the Tachikomas were great.

8/10.


Apparently Thora's release is missing the second episode.
 
May 10, 2013 4:34 AM

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Hey guys I have some questions. After watching the last episode 2-3 times I have some things that are still unclear.

1) Why did The Tachikomas have to sacrifice their _own_ satellite? They crashed another 8 satellites so why not chose another one?

2) When Kuze asks Motoko if she has someone to whom she can open up to, she answers positively. Who is she referring to?

3) The missile exploded but the explosion didn't look like a nuclear one to me. If they were able to se the missile that should've been a lot lower than the stratosphere (where they previously said the missile was flying through). If I'm not mistaking the warheads are armed right after the missile leaves the launching platform so it should've wrecked a lot of havok.
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May 10, 2013 4:52 AM

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I saw it last year, but as I remember

1. their satellite was the only one in the area
2. I think it was Batou. Either that or she means Kuze himself.
3. my guess would be it didn't detonate because it wasn't the set impact. Or maybe it's the future and there isn't a lot of radiation and such.
 
May 10, 2013 9:26 AM

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I don't think the explosion was nuclear, one of the American Empire Submariners comments to that effect.

Designing a nuclear warhead to detonate whether it reaches its target or not wouldn't be a smart idea, though it's probably possible for it to still happen by chance.

The explosion would in effect be a dirty bomb though, fortunately they have the Japanese miracle fallout scrubbing micro-machines to take care of that.
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Jun 9, 2013 11:40 AM

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omg those CIA Bitches!!!111111111111111
how dare they kill him :[, and tachikoma's song Q_Q
9/10
 
Jun 9, 2013 8:23 PM

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So. Fucking. Epic.

That's how you end a series. So many anime out there have terrible or non-satisfying endings. GitS never fails to impress me with how everything is tied up at the end.

Not ashamed of giving this 10/10.
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Jun 16, 2013 3:23 AM

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Yes the ending was indeed epic. I'm glad to see Gouda in pieces and i'm sad that Tachikoma's sacrifice themselves. The little things had a Ghost in them after all T_T
Overall i enjoyed watching this series 10/10.

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So. Fucking. Epic.

That's how you end a series. So many anime out there have terrible or non-satisfying endings. GitS never fails to impress me with how everything is tied up at the end.

Not ashamed of giving this 10/10.


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Jul 24, 2013 8:11 PM

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Wow my mind is blown that Kuze was the little boy from Motoko's flashback. I should've pieced the two together earlier that the boy who grew up eventually being shipped off to war and Kuze's flashback episode were connected

I thought Season 2 was going to have a hard time maintaining the status quo but I was wrong. In some aspects, 2nd GiG raised the bar higher than I could have imagined
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huh.....I just recently completed the 2nd gig and I have to say honestly it was kinda...'meh' for me compared to the 1st gig.....I'd choose the 1st gig over this one any day...however all is not lost people, since we MAY have a chance to get a 3rd GIG.....
 
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Still very good, but I prefer the first gig.

8/10
 
Nov 1, 2013 1:28 AM

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This series has been incredibly enjoyable, but I preferred the first season. I just didn't really care about Kuze, he was more fleshed out than The Laughing Man but I don't really think it was for the better. TLM was more of an enigma, Kuze got a lot of screen time and didn't really do it for me. Gohda was a terrific manipulative smug bastard though and there are some really brilliant episodes in this season. Poker Face and Trans Parent immediately come to mind in that regard. The plot also sometimes felt like they were trying to do too much at once and got a bit overwhelming. Fantastic on a technical level, believable world and characters, just missing the extra bit for me to give it the same score as 1st season.

8/10 for me, will rewatch in the future to nab those finer details I might have missed. Times like these I wish I could give out an 8.5. Onto Solid State Society next I suppose.
 
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I don't know...I felt the first season was only slightly above average, and this season grabbed me even less. A big part of it was that the episodes which featured their own plot arcs were just as forgettable as those in the first season, and the persistent arc in this season (the Individual 11 arc) just didn't interest me at all, where as I actually did like the Laughing Man arc in season 1.

Overall, between the two main seasons, I'd have to say the series was average. Part of me feels like this series is kind of over-rated; part of me thinks it's just because it didn't strike me the same way it did the majority. I don't know. Personally, I kind of wish they combined the feel of the two films for the series; I actually did thoroughly enjoy them both (admittedly the first a tiny bit more than Innocence).
 
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guess no one else noticed that she went in a different way from them as if she was leaving the group and the sequel proved it
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"A man can be destroyed but not defeated." Ernest Hemingway
The American dogs may kill Kuze's physical body, but he will always exist on the net, ready to execute his revolution (this reminds me alot on Lain)
Anyways, great sequel to the Stand Alone Complex. Contrary to popular belief, many think that sequels will not do as well as their prequels, but THIS proved me wrong. IMO, I still feel that the 1st season was better, as the 2nd GIG lacked hype and focus towards Section 9 and it was more like a faceoff between the corrupted nationalistic "old" government which tried to control Japan within the scene and the revolutionarist; as compared to a very great usage of the society's status and situation as observed in the first season.
The Laughing Man incident was but a mass hysteria and a series of copycats caused by the civilians due to a misconception that there was a "Laughing Man", and it turned out to be a decisive "Stand Alone Complex where every perpetrator believed that a leader exists. This gives us viewers an opportunity to go in deeper understanding of the social situation of the GITS world, which is in the end, proving to be effective.
The sequel instead focuses on a political standoff between two sides, thus downplaying Section 9's role and involvement within the series of scandals and "revolutionary" bombings and assassinations. It is true that Section 9 was the one that prevented the whole incident from escalating into a civil war, however, the fact that they used a group of self-interested individuals who have no connection or ties to each other but who unconsciously and collectively act towards the common purpose of "revolution", or should I say, liberation thus caused a blur, but indecisive Stand Alone Complex, unlike the 1st season. Additionally, Kuze's true motive of linking each and every human on the net wasn't thoroughly developed, as the Stand Alone Complex in 2nd GIG was throughout the whole show thought to be in the form of liberation of the refugees.
The sacrifice of the Tachikomas were meant to be. As observed, they have gained a form of self-realisation and independence despite sharing the same unconsciousness (see Jung's collective unconsciousness), and it was through their selfish, yet noble decision that the world was saved (their actions effectively stalled a cold war of attrition).
5/5 for this episode, and a solid 9 for the show. The weakness that could be exploited was the hype for this sequel, as it was not enough for a thriller action named Ghost In The Shell. Remember, Section 9's good at both intelligence and knocking heads!
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I'm the only one that don't think this is so good? well, it's very cool and smart indeed. but I think it has too many boring scenes. not even serial experiments lain, made me feel so distracted. and in my opinion lain is more complicated than this show. but well, the art is amazing, motoko is badass, still I didn't liked this ending. it was too sad.
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The tachikoma sacrifice was funny and sad at the same time. The song will they were going to their inevitable ''death'' was touching. When Proto said ''it impossible, they must have a ghost...'', I think it represented very well the will of the tachikoma.

The CIA was implicated from the very beginning. The Major couldn't save Kuze in time... Maybe he uploaded himself on the net? I thought that he had forgotten about her and the crane, but it doesn't look like it. I don't know why he didn't tell her though.

I was so excited when Makoto just exploded Goda head :D
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I don't understand why many ppl said 2nd season is the best. I think 1st much better than the 2nd

7/10 for the second. 8/10 for the first.

 
May 20, 2014 8:28 PM

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Fantastic finale, although very very sad. A few things of highlight I loved.

- I think it was fairly obvious that the Major knew who Kuze was long before Kuze did. They both realized it once they embraced with the apples in hand. It's terrible he was killed before she could get to him.
- Seeing Gouda's head get meat mashed was possibly the most satisfying visual other than...
- "Don't screw with us, punk. Section 9 practically invented dirty tricks in information warfare." Ishikawa's 10 seconds of fame = A+
- Nice callback to Batou's "Motoko!"
- The Tachikawa sacrifice was heartbreaking. :( I think the team could palpably feel that as well.

I loved this so much better than the first season. More emotional and thought-provoking, imo. 10/10
 
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5/5

The plot leaves me mildly, leaves a great void difficult to fill for one person, there is much to reflect a real challenge.
Narrative full of twists, to revise souls too deep in the story of the exploits of the S9 and the characters that have alternated in the two series.
How I wish a third season.
The technical part is good, the graphics, a little less because of the designs with ups and downs.
OST really beautiful, a mix of emotions.
I will miss all the characters in this series.
Final rating for now 8/10!

Wow, the prime minister was really badass in the end, who knows if it has remained at the helm of the country, too many things were left unresolved at the end of the episode.
 
Jul 17, 2014 2:26 PM

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Beautiful.
 
Jul 26, 2014 9:19 PM

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Nitre said:
God, Ishikawa punching that guy straight in the face made me piss myself.


Badass mofo right there, folks.

Also, awesome moment seeing Goda burst like that, pretty damn satisfying considering how much of a sneaky bastard that guy was.
 
Sep 8, 2014 12:53 PM

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Damn the Tachikomas sacrifice and the song stuck me in my heart ;___; .
When Goda head exploded I screamed DAMN RIGHT MOTOKO !
 
Sep 21, 2014 3:42 PM

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Leibstandarte said:
rapi321 said:
the tachikoma's are the true heroes. I'm a little confused, what's with the apple?


In my humble opinion, 2nd Gig used a lot of religious references. I answered a post last year, see the last post, number 6 for my answer to your question.

http://www.concretebadger.net/blog/2007/04/19/gits-sac-2nd-gig-episodes-24-26-and-final-thoughts/


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The apple also simply acts as a final dead giveaway to Batou, that something is going on between Motoko and Kuze:

Kuze us holding the apple, with a bite taken out of it. Yet, Kuze can't move his mouth, so Batou knows he couldn't have taken the bite.

Iszumi said:
Does anyone know the song that the Tachikomas sang before they (sob!) died? Very sweet and so fitting, I'm gonna miss those guys...gals? OK, sentient beings. Anyway the Machikomas sound really dull in comparison.


Really, did no one notice how the Tachikoma's uploaded themselves in some of the space they had reserved for those 3 mil. refugees?

terrablu2003 said:
Wow, the prime minister was really badass in the end, who knows if it has remained at the helm of the country, too many things were left unresolved at the end of the episode.


Yeah, who exactly did she call, the airforce that wasn't supposed to exist?
 
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