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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex vol.2 (2004)

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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Bandai Entertainment
Genre: Anime, Robots & Cyborgs, Science Fiction Anime, Cops, Sci-Fi TV, Sci-Fi TV
Running Time: 110 min.
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
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Section 9 has their hands full with the reappearance of the Laughing Man -- a cyber-terrorist who hasn't been heard from in six years. Arimaki believes that the police's prime suspect is a decoy and orders his team to investigate. Meanwhile, in response to the Laughing Man's last threat, Major Makoto Kusanagi stands guard for the Police Superintendent General at a press conference. This will mark the beginning of Section 9's ongoing encounters with the Laughing Man. In the meantime they will also have to capture a foreign revolutionary and put a stop to what looks like an organ smuggling ring. The Major and Section 9 are determined to bring all of these criminals to justice.

GreenCine Member Reviews

Excellent computer techy anime by JKelly April 24, 2005 - 10:40 PM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
I've enjoyed other things with the title Ghost in the Shell. This appears to be a separate series unto itself. The "Stand Alone Complex." I think that's technobabble for something in the show, but it serves to descrive the series as well. It's very engaging. The Unit 9 team has very well-developed characters. The artwork is cinematic. This series shouldn't need a plug from me, but I thought I'd give it a thumbs up, since no one else wrote a review here.

If you are an adult, the kiddy stuff is fairly well contained. There are separate kiddy vignettes at the end of each show, which are easily bypassed. And during the show, there is a minimum of the high-pitched kiddy voices that I personally find annoying in anime. They are restricted to one class of character--these big blue bug-looking machines. And these play a minimal role in the show.

All in all, a pretty serious show with a lot to offer in terms of action, drama and artwork.

GreenCine Member Rating

(Average 7.99)
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