Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society

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

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Synonyms: 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
English: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society
German: Ghost in the Shell-Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society
French: Ghost in The Shell-Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 1, 2006
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Award WinningAward Winning, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.111 (scored by 4791247,912 users)
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Ranked: #4862
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Popularity: #2074
Members: 100,953
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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.)


Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society won the Packaged Work Award at the 2007 Animation Kobe Awards.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ookawa, Tooru


Nakano, Yutaka


Onozuka, Takashi


Yamaguchi, Tarou


Oono, Eri



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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 ...
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 ...
May 17, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Imagine the first Ghost in the Shell movie, except they completely flop on everything they did right in that movie. Have you ever wondered, "what would Ghost in the Shell have been if it was bad?" Well, wonder no longer.

Solid State Society is an action movie, with not much action; a philosophical movie, with no philosophy; and a Ghost in the Shell movie, without any Ghost in the Shell spirit. Having said that, as a standalone film, it's not that bad. The problem lies in how much it attempts to capitalize on the original 1995 film and the Stand Alone Complex series. There are ...

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