Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG

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Synonyms: Ghost In The Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG
Japanese: 攻殻機動隊 S.A.C. 2nd GIG
English: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
German: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
Spanish: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
French: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
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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
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.521 (scored by 102501102,501 users)
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Ranked: #1172
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Popularity: #1034
Members: 223,061
Favorites: 3,118

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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


Ookawa, Tooru

Kuze, Hideo

Koyama, Rikiya


Nakano, Yutaka

Kazundo, Gouda

Nishida, Ken


Onozuka, Takashi


Maseba, Yutaka
Kamiyama, Kenji
Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Nishio, Tetsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director, Character Design


Opening Theme

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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 (eps 26)
3: "Snyper" by Ilaria Graziano (Japanese Terrestrial Broadcast)


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.

During ...
Jan 20, 2008
Mixed Feelings
The 2nd gig is a real disappointment compared to the first season of Ghost in the Shell. There are two interconnected storylines (Gouda and the Cabinet of Intelligence; The Particularist Eleven) that run side by side and eventually are tied together. It's an interesting storytelling approach but wasn't executed particularly well. They should have taken a more conventional approach by having the storylines run more in parallel within each episode, and not have episodes dedicated mainly to one or the other. I can't help but feel some coherence was sacrificed for this interesting innovation.

As far as stories go, there ...
Sep 15, 2019
In my previous review (on Eden of the East, please read it :D), I provided a long explanation and list of arguments that detail why director Kenji Kamiyama is a hack writer. I have nothing against the man on a personal level, I have never interacted with him, I currently have no reason to believe that he is not a kind person, and I have quite a bit of respect for his directorial style, but I do not find his writing very appreciable. So far, the only work of his that I thought was actually good was the first season of Stand Alone Complex (I ...

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