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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2004)

Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex (original title)
In the year 2030, Major Motoko Kusanagi must uncover the truth behind a mysterious case known only as T.A.R.


Junichi Fujisaku


Shirow Masamune (comic "Kôkaku Kidôtai"), Dai Satô (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


Credited cast:
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Major Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Richard Epcar ... Batou (voice)
Sherry Lynn ... Tachikoma (voice)
Rebecca Forstadt ... Tachikoma (voice)
William Frederick Knight ... Chief Daisuke Aramaki (voice) (as William Knight)
Crispin Freeman ... Togusa (voice)
Michael McCarty Michael McCarty ... Ishikawa (voice)
Dave Wittenberg ... Saito (voice)
Bob Buchholz ... Paz (voice)
Dean Wein ... Borma (voice)
Wendee Lee ... Toshimi Tagami (voice)
Kim Strauss ... Eichi Gotoh (voice)
Debra Rogers ... Operator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Strassman ... (voice)

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Based on the cyberpunk anime of the same name. The games take place in the year 2030, between the stories told in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002) and Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG. Major Motoko Kusanagi must uncover the truth behind a mysterious case known only as T.A.R. Written by Anonymous

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In a world without borders, terrorism knows no limits.


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Riku Taue Uta
Performed by Yoshimi Kato
Lyrics by Junichi Fujisaku (Production I.G), Midori Goto (Production I.G)
Music by Nobuyoshi Sano (cavia)
Singer Preparation: Mayumi Hirose
Recording Studio: Studio Soundship
Recording Engineer: Yasutomo Nogawa
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Stand Alone Complex
20 April 2006 | by radmc001See all my reviews

Fantastic Series. Very entertaining. Good action scenes dotted throughout the series, an great example is where they storm the Geisha building in the first episode. and the story lines are very gripping. The short Tachikoma cartoons at the end of each episode are amusing. The laughing man storyline is very intriguing and the twist near the end of the series is very clever and cannot be seen. The last three episodes contain amazing action and again create a climax up to a great twist. The characters are very well animated and the series does dive into the past of some characters - such as the Major, showing her breaking a doll in the opening credits. However, the translations are not perfect. The opening theme song is fantastic and the music throughout is also very good. A great example of Manga.

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8 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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