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Sep 8, 2008 5:00 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Two words to describe this episode. FUCKING AWESOME.
 
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Nov 24, 2008 6:55 PM

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OMGFG! The major fighting that goddamn mecha was the most EPIC thing I've ever seen! Jesus, that near-death-experience pissed her off bigtimes! FUCKING AWESOME indeed!
 
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Nov 27, 2008 6:06 PM

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This episode has got to be one of my top favorites!

Seeing S9 get clobbered and facing one setback after another really let's you get a feel of how frustrated they must be. The scene where the Major is attacked by the Armoured suit reminded of Oshii's 1995 movie. I really got surprised to see the Major get MAJORLY pissed! Carrying the anti armour rifle with her one good arm and continuosly cocking and shooting it! She was freaking mad! In that scene there was a light downpour of rain but you could also clearly see that two streams of tears when she was shooting Gayle (Armored suit). Good thing Saito and Pazu came just in time, otherwise her brain case would've been crushed.

Was she really mad in that episode! Loved the animation, the musical score perfectly conveyed the emotion of the scenes.
"We practice selective annihilation of mayors and government officials, for example, to create a vacuum, then we fill that vacuum. As popular war advances, peace is closer"
 
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Dec 8, 2008 5:20 AM

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Another great episode.
 
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Feb 7, 2009 10:47 AM

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Pardon me but this is fucking amazing.

 
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Feb 8, 2009 7:18 PM

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Been wanting to say that for this episode too! F_cking amazing!!!
Tsunami said:
Pardon me but this is fucking amazing.
"We practice selective annihilation of mayors and government officials, for example, to create a vacuum, then we fill that vacuum. As popular war advances, peace is closer"
 
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Mar 9, 2009 8:17 AM

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Holy shit, that was fuckin EPIC!
 
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Apr 23, 2009 1:06 AM

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Most epic shit i've seen in a while. This was definetly too fucking Amazing. First that fight of Makoto Vs. Mecha Suit. Then we finally see the 'Most dangerous hacker ever' alive AKA "The Laughing Man" real face. Truly worth that title after seeing what is he capable of. I got the chills when he had the balls to show up in front of Batou while looking so calm and pacific -makes me wonder if he really is the enemy of Section 9-.

He gave the list to him in a godlike way.

Again, this was: FUCKING AMAZING.
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Jun 21, 2009 5:36 AM

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Tsunami said:
Pardon me but this is fucking amazing.
Yes.
 
Jun 28, 2009 4:37 AM
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Favourite Episode for me so far... I got the tingles when Makoto was shooting the mech and causing the guy to die slowly instead of just opening it and killing him. She was pissed off!

10/10
 
Jul 4, 2009 9:50 PM
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FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU-

Did he just let the Laughing Man get away?
 
Jul 8, 2009 12:43 AM

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That was awesome, absolutely awesome, seeing an angry Major isn't something to ignore though.
 
Jul 28, 2009 10:02 PM

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Fantastic episode, and I love the homage to the original movie. Except, this time Motoko kicked the tanks ass(with assistance from Saito and Pazu, of course). And, who can forget the Laughing Man. Badass..
"Yes, I have been deprived of emotion. But not completely. Whoever did it, botched the job."

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Aug 21, 2009 10:32 PM

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Kvakond said:
OMGFG! The major fighting that goddamn mecha was the most EPIC thing I've ever seen! Jesus, that near-death-experience pissed her off bigtimes! FUCKING AWESOME indeed!


i think its not just the near death exp. She got angry when she noticed the man who's inside the suit was also the one who shot Togusa. She did read Togusa's memory after all.
 
Sep 22, 2009 6:30 PM
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Reminded me of the original movie. Loved this ep
 
Nov 18, 2009 9:58 PM

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Really good episode. It was a little weird witnessing the major get so pissed and loose her cool like that, although who wouldn't in that situation?

Awesome ending to this episode. The laughing man just walks right up and hands Batou the book that makes everything worth while.
 
Dec 25, 2009 11:30 PM

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FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU

My god... I was getting sick of those stand alone episodes but this completely makes up for it.
 
Apr 18, 2010 12:04 PM

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so the laughing man makes another appearance- but then hacked everyones' eyes and ran away
the only way to stop a gamer from playing is either: beat them, or wait until they get bored (though 2% percent suffer seizures
 
Jun 9, 2010 10:11 AM

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Sunlone said:
FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU-

Did he just let the Laughing Man get away?
Batou couldn't see him D: The boy hacked his eyes, even though WE could see him. Oh wait, what if he hacked mine too! :O I felt at ease with Major's rage. It was... indescribable ;_; and all those things previously stated.
 
Aug 1, 2010 10:09 PM

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I love how the Major is almost always calm and composed, but when Togusa's memories and emotions kicked in when she saw that guy's face... hnnnnnnng. Best moment of the series so far!
 
Sep 15, 2010 6:56 AM

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DOKODAAAAAA!!!! *firing wildly into the air*
classic batou
 
Oct 14, 2010 4:18 AM

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FUCKING MAJORLY AWESOME
 
Oct 23, 2010 11:08 PM

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I love the reference to the movie.
Even when I was in crowd, I was always alone
 
Apr 3, 2011 6:04 PM

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I agree with everyone, this episode was very, very, very good. It's probably my favourite one so far.

That scene with the Major shooting the guy in the robot... my god, that was good. The Laughing Man really is amazing, Batou sure was pissed that he hacked his eyes :P
 
May 6, 2011 5:43 AM

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Holy crap. The usually calm major went ballistic.
 
Jun 8, 2011 8:53 PM

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God, this entire episode was incredible.
The homage to the movie was really neat too.
 
Aug 29, 2011 5:27 AM

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God damn this is probably the best episode ever!!!!!!

Togusa fighting for his life, the whole fight with the mecha, the music where the Major going beast mode and pretty much slaughtering that mech guy is just godlike O______O i though she was gonna die, but she prove me wrong and just went insane. good thing Saito and Pazu provided cover as well. man direct hit with that ultra big sniper and still the mech is still up.i don't want to piss the Major in any fucking way.

man so the wheel chair guy was actually "The Laughing Man" himself. Aoi right??? damn didn't expect himself running all the way towards the scene. it all makes sense now seeing he's been fighting those corporate guys to show what really went in the Murai Vaccine. man he just hacked Batou's eyes in a second O___O

though im interested on why he said he didn't blackmail all those Corporation and the Imakurusu said it was "them". could it be another special group hiding in the shadows waiting for their move??

this episode is just beyond amazing. truly a godlike epieode. the action and explosions were intense, Mokoto going beast mode, The Laughing Man making an appearance to batou and disappearing out of nowhere, the music on top of that is just wow.

man Batou sceeaming DOKODAAAAAA!!!!!!!! is just beyond godlike O___O

20/10 Ladies and Gentlemen :P
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Sep 27, 2011 12:34 AM
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Hands down the best episode of the first series. The fight scene was brilliant.
 
Nov 18, 2011 1:29 PM

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One word: Fuckingbrutal

For a moment there I thought Major would snap
 
Dec 9, 2011 8:19 PM

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After re-watching this episode again, I definitely have to say this was one of the finest episodes I've seen. From the conversation with the Laughing Man, to the raw brutal emotion the Major unleashed on the armored suit, and finally Batou coming "face to face" with the Laughing Man. Great stuff.
"Yes, I have been deprived of emotion. But not completely. Whoever did it, botched the job."

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Mar 5, 2012 8:58 AM

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That was fucking intense. I loved the similarity this episode had with the original movie. Major was MAD as fuck.
 
Mar 30, 2012 3:13 AM

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WOW loved this episode!!!
 
Jun 7, 2012 4:51 PM

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Tsunami said:
Pardon me but this is fucking amazing.


This.

Gotta love the major.
 
Jul 13, 2012 12:12 AM

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It seems the lad in this episode was indeed the same guy we saw a good ways back. Aoi i believe. Back then, i thought that wasn't his real face, but it seems it truly was. Wonder if Botou will remember his face after that encounter.

The major getting pissed was priceless. My jaw was open in awe as she was putting shots into that mech. Badass.
 
Jul 15, 2012 6:34 AM

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Intense as hell. The usual Major is already frightening but pissed off Major is beyond scary.
 
Oct 7, 2012 12:41 PM

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That was such a awesome episode! Laughing man is still op as hell!!!

"I like to expose what people hide. I'm an intellectual rapist." - Furudo Erika
 
Oct 11, 2012 12:18 PM

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Pissed off Major was probably the best moment of this series so far. Love this episode.
 
Oct 19, 2012 10:52 PM

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dumbfuck said:
FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU-

Did he just let the Laughing Man get away?
WOW, a member since 2009 and still active with only one freaking post! It was very justified, due to how epic this episode was! Motoko super angry?! We all knew it was coming, when she almost died, but that constant shots were giving me the jingle's.

and ya, I would be piss, if the infamous laughing man, who evaded the world for 6-7 years and cause so much trouble.
 
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Amazing... so that wheel chaired kid was the Laughing Man.. and was soo relieved that Togusa is alive!!! Just love how Major shoot that armored guy single handedly...
 
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Amazing... so that wheel chaired kid was the Laughing Man.. and was soo relieved that Togusa is alive!!! Just love how Major shoot that armored guy single handedly...
 
Dec 22, 2012 2:12 PM

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Damn intense episode, especially that ending!
 
Dec 23, 2012 4:59 AM

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Oh baby, these last two episodes were... amazing, just amazing.

name: Kusanagi Motoko
rank: major
special skill: going almost barehanded against heavy armored mech
 
Dec 23, 2012 4:49 PM

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Awesome and nothing less. Major was badass. Poor Batou got his eyes hacked lol.

 
Jan 1, 2013 7:20 PM

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It indeed was fucking awesome especially seeing Major owning it up there. She must of shot that thing at least 20 times.
 
Jan 4, 2013 4:04 PM

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My god, the major's a beast!
 
Apr 6, 2013 4:47 AM

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Favourite episode by far. Instantly thought of the 1995 movie as soon as the Major started running whilst the mecha was shooting. I was literally shouting 'NOOO' when the Major was under the mecha! Goddamn I'm speechless
 
Apr 26, 2013 10:47 PM

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Section 9 is one bad (bleep).
 
May 30, 2013 3:52 AM

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Epic episode. Majoy almost got killed. And the part when the Laughing man hacked Batou's eyes was cool. No wonder no one could catch him.
 
Jun 1, 2013 10:25 AM

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mind blown
 
Jun 20, 2013 8:58 AM

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5/5

A little unexciting start the episode, the designs not well described the atmosphere tense and dramatic, about the incident, but after all it was really worth, the drawings were excellent, but the plot and narration make it epic conflict and the meeting between the LM and the geezer! The greater finally takes damage, perhaps highlighted recently, I noticed that she also has the head really hard, not even a scratch! * _ * Is also an interesting phase of espionage, now I know a new aspect of operating girls! XD

So the true face of the LM is already seen in the episode over? Do not believe, or is it all a trick!
 
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