Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
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Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex

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English: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 42
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 14, 2009 to Dec 17, 2012
Genres: Action Action, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Detective Detective, Mecha Mecha, Military Military
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Kinutani, Yuu (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #51682
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Popularity: #6889
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Stand Alone Complex takes place in the year 2030, in the fictional Japanese city of New Port. The story follows the members of Public Security Section 9, a special-operations task-force made up of former military officers and police detectives. The manga presents individual cases that Section 9 investigates, along with an ongoing, more serious investigation into the serial killer and hacker known only as “The Laughing Man.”

(Source: Kodansha)


Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex was published in English as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex by Kodansha Comics USA from May 24, 2011 to March 6, 2012.

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Kusanagi, Motoko


Mar 7, 2022
While SAC the manga doesn't recount the anime well, it holds up as an introductory route for people curious about the franchise. Each volume contains an arc which makes reading easy to digest for people new to the material and who don't want to watch an anime series. There is a light novel also available and I would instead point those interested in that direction instead but if you want to read the manga it's worth having, (I doubt there's any dissimilarities).
SAC tends to write itself out of woes or come to a conclusion in which Section 9 can't lose, which removes all risk ...

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