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 103634103,634 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1252
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1058
Members: 226,049
Favorites: 3,160

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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, Character Design, Animation Director


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)


Feb 24, 2021
The two seasons of this show communicate pretty well with each other. The first takes as it's main focus autotelic memetic processes, and the second then investigates how those same forces can be both manipulated and/or fabricated by agents of power like, for example, intelligence agencies. This kind of idea was obviously very sexy back in the 90's and 2000's, but the particular treatment given to it here, particularly in the second season, still feels pretty prescient and relevant today. There's definitely much more of a political focus here than in the first season too, and, though it can feel a bit hard to pin ...
Apr 13, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex has no philosophy. It is a cop show with cyborgs in it. It's immensely disappointing that after 52 total goddamn episodes nothing fucking happens and no lessons are learned and no points are made. "GITS SACK" is stylish but it's not stylish enough to make up for how vapid it is (unlike, for example, Cowboy Bebop). Actually, it's pretty awkward and ugly and the art style suggests this sort of plastic fisher-price quality that totally betrays the maturity it tries to sell. At least the original 1995 movie played to its strengths and focused their budget on the ...
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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