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Sep 1, 2008 11:51 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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That was a good episode. Seeing Motoko smile was nice and lol at Batou ending up punching himself XD
 
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Oct 19, 2008 4:14 PM

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Character development episode. It was alright.
 
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Nov 21, 2008 7:01 PM

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aero said:
lol at Batou ending up punching himself XD

LOL that was really funny!
 
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I think there is more to this episode, it showed the other side of Motoko. She revealed to Kuru-tan that she was cyberized at age 6, same age as her friend's patient. She said that she would cry when she would hold her doll and end up breaking it.

Also, this episode reveals Motoko's more caring nature. True, she scared the 3 medical students shitless but in the end she gave the guys a piece of her mid. Her advice to them was worth remembering and I hope the guys followed it. She said, something in this context: "you have education, good families and potential good careers, do not waste your lives by this illegal organ trade. If you cross paths with the Mafia, they wont hesitate to kill you." She wanted to punish the kids but ultimately, she still wants them saved and take the path that is right.
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Apr 20, 2009 1:22 AM

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Batou: "Bah, you should just switch into a guy's body for a change"

That cracked me up. And yeah i agree with Leibstandarte, more like another side of Makoto, the lil' girl gave her the reminiscence. Obviusly she felt somewhat diferent now that she was no longer needing a human organ.
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Jun 4, 2009 7:34 PM

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organ trafficking, scary thought; it was really funny how they messed with the guys like that, lol
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kage-bunshin said:
organ trafficking, scary thought; it was really funny how they messed with the guys like that, lol


Organ trafficking is sadly becoming a reality in third world countries. The poor would willingly give away a kidney for a measly thousand US Dollars or less. People are that desperate because they couldn't feed their families and are without jobs or any means of livelihood.

A little comfort in this episode is that we'd be needing pigs with the help of human DNA/genes to manufacture organs in the future. No more humans would be harmed or exploited, only the bovine population. On a lighter note that would pretty much piss-off peta....
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Jun 9, 2009 12:49 AM

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Great to see some insight into her character and something of her past.
 
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Oct 1, 2009 9:06 PM

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Oh interesting epi!!! It was nice to get into some of Motoko's past... Thou the bad guys were not real bad guys, they still gave Section 9 some troubles... like chasing them til they gave up... and freaking them out to no end with the evil Tachikoma and a Femme Fatale Motoko XD.... thought the case was going to be a piece of crap, but it ended up being a nice one... the Illegal Organ Trafficking is quite a serious theme... No wonder why the Major went all crazy with the leader.... What's surprising is the fact that the Organ trafficking hasn't come to an end although there's cyberorgans.... That's... worrisome... if that happens... then i dunno what will be of us...

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Nov 13, 2009 9:28 AM

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Haha, that kid pissed his pants. Decent episode with a somewhat funny ending.
 
Sep 22, 2010 7:32 PM

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Motoko smiled...

I also cannot help but be distracted by Motoko's outfit and those "inappropriate" shots lol
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Mar 22, 2011 1:31 PM

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aero said:
That was a good episode. Seeing Motoko smile was nice and lol at Batou ending up punching himself XD


That really was a nice smile, funny end to the episode as well.

Those Medical students had a good life, they really shouldn't try to throw it away by getting into the trafficking business.
 
May 7, 2011 5:15 PM

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aero said:

That was a good episode. Seeing Motoko smile was nice and lol at Batou ending up punching himself XD


I think this series continues to get better. I may just really like it a lot in the end.
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Jun 20, 2011 11:37 PM

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it was nice to see Motoko smile shows how much more human these characters are from their original movie counterparts
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Nov 16, 2011 12:53 AM

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That was a pretty cute ending, it's amazing how every member of Section 9 is so unique and interesting.
 
Nov 21, 2011 12:26 PM

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Probably one of my favorite episodes, Motoko is such a fascinating character. I personally prefer this version of her character over the manga and movies.
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Mar 3, 2012 11:38 AM

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Motoko's smile

HNNNGGGG
 
Jun 4, 2012 7:44 PM

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Leibstandarte said:
I think there is more to this episode, it showed the other side of Motoko. She revealed to Kuru-tan that she was cyberized at age 6, same age as her friend's patient. She said that she would cry when she would hold her doll and end up breaking it.

Also, this episode reveals Motoko's more caring nature. True, she scared the 3 medical students shitless but in the end she gave the guys a piece of her mid. Her advice to them was worth remembering and I hope the guys followed it. She said, something in this context: "you have education, good families and potential good careers, do not waste your lives by this illegal organ trade. If you cross paths with the Mafia, they wont hesitate to kill you." She wanted to punish the kids but ultimately, she still wants them saved and take the path that is right.


Thanks! You saved me the time by typing up what I wanted to say.
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Jul 3, 2012 3:54 PM

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Kinda boring... but nice ending with Batou :P
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Oct 5, 2012 7:34 PM

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That was a pretty interesting episode. What a scary world the future could be haha.

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Dec 20, 2012 2:44 PM

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Nice episode, I really love those little blue tanks :p
 
Dec 21, 2012 8:03 PM

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The ending was hilarious. Also some Motoko development.

 
Dec 31, 2012 9:59 PM

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Kusanagi is more badass than the Yakuza tbh.
 
Feb 12, 2013 7:53 PM

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DOES ANYONE KNOWS THE SOUNDTRACK BACKGROUND WHEN MOTOKO WENT TO THE HOSPISTAL CAUSE IVE BEEN TRYING SEARCH THAT BACKGROUND SONG :(
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TheGenesix said:
DOES ANYONE KNOWS THE SOUNDTRACK BACKGROUND WHEN MOTOKO WENT TO THE HOSPISTAL CAUSE IVE BEEN TRYING SEARCH THAT BACKGROUND SONG :(




Sounds like a part of this without the vocals.
 
Mar 21, 2013 9:31 AM

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Why did Batou punch himself?
 
Mar 21, 2013 10:12 AM

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SteampunkDalek said:
Why did Batou punch himself?


Motoko hacked him and made him do it.
 
Mar 21, 2013 10:47 AM

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TopgunUK said:
SteampunkDalek said:
Why did Batou punch himself?


Motoko hacked him and made him do it.
Ohhhh, makes sense.
 
Apr 4, 2013 3:56 AM

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Motoko smiled, I'm more than happy now
 
Apr 23, 2013 4:31 PM

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I want me a Tachikoma now. :3
 
May 28, 2013 3:53 AM

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This was good episode. The character depth in the series is far better then the movie. The part when Batou punched himself was hilarious :)

Batou vs Hand= Hand wins
 
May 29, 2013 9:54 AM

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lol at the mafia stuff
the ending was sweet
 
Dec 12, 2013 2:38 AM

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I know I sound like a pervert, but did the richboy just peed in his pants?
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Dec 13, 2013 9:56 PM

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It was a really interresting reflexion on cybernatization. Mokoto saw a young girl that wanted to stay human. On the other hand, someone else sold all is organ to become an entire robot with a conscience. She is between the two of them, it must have conflicted her psychologically.

And beside all this, some scum trafic human organ. It was a pretty messed up story about a pretty messed up society.
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Jun 9, 2014 7:14 AM

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5/5

Episode green color again!
Deep and the full emotional impact on the character of Motoko that for once you let go, so we retrace the history of her.
There is mostarta during the narration the irrationality of mankind.
Nothing wrong the final part where Major puts in place Batou!
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Sep 17, 2014 7:58 PM

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haha Never mess with the Major!! xD

Also, Motoko really does have a lovely smile ^_^
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Dec 29, 2014 11:20 PM

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Huh. I've been wondering why Motoko wears such a skimpy outfit all the time for awhile now, and this episode offered some explanation. I hadn't really thought about the psychological side affects of a completely prosthetic body; I think she's overcompensating out of some desire to still feel feminine/pretty. That's pretty interesting character-wise.

The tachikomas are as amusing as always.

Batou punching himself was pretty amusing too.

Illegal organ trading is a pretty nasty business.
 
Feb 2, 2015 4:10 PM

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Got to see the majors tender side this episode, really sweet. Also the ending for this episode was hilarious LOL. The poor tachikoma got stuck too ;__;
 
Mar 6, 2015 8:09 AM

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Nice episode, I really love those little blue tanks :p

totally agree, they add just enough humor, like when it got stuck and screamed desperately just for the mayor to say "wait" and it then is like "ok!"


every fiction and real life take on organs traffic make me feel weird in my stomach, yet I enjoyed the story a lot, particularly when Motoko confronted the band leader in the corner xD
 
Mar 23, 2015 1:03 PM

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That self knockout was priceless.

RafaelDeJongh said:
Nice episode, I really love those little blue tanks :p
 
Apr 15, 2015 1:13 AM

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Yay more moe tanks xD. Nice episode overall, loved the part when Batou punched himself.
 
Apr 26, 2015 10:51 PM

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Hmm I wonder if that watch holds any significance. Though its a stand alone episode this episode also does a good job of showing a different side of the Major.
 
Jun 11, 2015 12:30 PM

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Astonishing episode, and a pretty emotional one, too. It makes me want to wonder if anything of GITS will one day become reality and dilemma's like these will actually become a thing.
 
Aug 29, 2015 6:05 PM
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Pretty decent episode, some character development, seeing their personalities a bit more.

Seems Motoko went with a scared straight approach. Funny little fight at the end there with Batou.

Wondering what the watch is supposed to be about, if anything, seemed like Motoko was trying to remember what it was like to have her arms or a moment of regret having the cyborg parts.
 
Feb 13, 2016 9:20 AM

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For a moment I thought she really killed that kid there ^^
Motoko smiling is hnnnngh <3
 
Apr 10, 2016 10:17 AM

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Best episode so far

Motoko's smile = love
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Sep 28, 2016 6:31 AM

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Tachikoma.. oh Tachikoma xD

Female cyborg is scary, with only her smile Batou just hit himself :0

Bowling Tachikoma xD
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Jan 9, 2017 3:04 PM

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An interesting stand alone episode yet again, and it may just be my favourite. Organ traficking and the question posed about whether the Major falls in the camp of having prosthetics just for the joy was fascinating. Im loving the psyche of her personality a lot, and cannot wait to exlpore more of it!
 
Feb 9, 2017 4:31 PM

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Motoko and Section 9 are really starting to endear themselves to me after this episode. This was definitely an important one to throw into the mix since they were needing a little bit of character development.
 
Mar 9, 2017 1:59 PM

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What is the connection between teddy bear and "4th story" as mentioned in opening description?
 
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