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: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 1, 2006
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: 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 4676146,761 users)
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Ranked: #4522
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Popularity: #1999
Members: 98,488
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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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Ookawa, Tooru


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Onozuka, Takashi


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Kayabuki, Youko

Sakakibara, Yoshiko


Nishimura, Tomoyasu
Kamiyama, Kenji
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Dec 18, 2017
Ghost in the Shell has gone under different iterations and versions over the years, and probably one of the most popular versions is Stand Alone Complex. Unlike the Oshii films, this version focuses less on philosophy and existentialism and more on the political and social implications that come from cyberization and technology. The two seasons that aired are probably some of the best in the entire franchise - they're smart, sophisticated, and highly engaging sci-fi that rank among the best of the genre.

And this is where Solid State Society comes in. And while it doesn't reach the heights of it's TV show, it's still damn ...
May 6, 2017
Solid State society is a continuation of the Stand Alone complex series after second Gig. Although it has the runtime of an average movie,it’s actually a special that serves as a sequel or epilogue to the Stand alone complex series.

The story takes place 2 years after the events of second gig, with Motoko leaving section 9 during that time. Since then togusa has become Motoko's replacement, and section 9 as a whole has grown substantially, with more personnel working for them. Section 9 still continues to do its work, and this time it’s investigating a string of suicides from people of a foreign country. This ...
Nov 30, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This has always been the point for me where Ghost in the Shell as a franchise started to go downhill. I enjoy the 1995 movie, I enjoy Innocence and both seasons of Stand Alone Complex, but every time I come to this movie, I always sturggle to make it through to the end.

There's a number of issues I have with this movie but let's start with the first. Solid State Society is basically a Ghost in the Shell "greatest hits" of sorts. The movie combines aspects of the 1995 movie, Innocence, and the first season of SAC. The 1995 movie in that the antagonist ...

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