Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG

Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG

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Following the closure of the "Laughing Man" case, Section 9 is re-established by Japan's newly elected Prime Minister, Youko Kayabuki, to combat the persistent threat of cyber-terrorism. A group calling themselves "The Individual Eleven" has begun committing acts of terror across Japan. While Motoko Kusanagi, Daisuke Aramaki, Batou, and the other members of Section 9 investigate this new menace, the Japanese government faces a separate crisis, as foreign refugees displaced by the Third World War seek asylum in Japan. But as the members of the special-ops team continually encounter Gouda Kazundo—a leading member of the Cabinet Intelligence Service—in their hunt, they begin to suspect that he may be involved, and that the events of the refugee crisis and The Individual Eleven may be more connected than they realize...

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English: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
Japanese: 攻殻機動隊 S.A.C. 2nd GIG
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1, 2004 to Jan 8, 2005
Premiered: Winter 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual, Dentsu, Victor Entertainment, Kodansha, Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network
Licensors: Bandai Entertainment, Manga Entertainment
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Military, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Police, Mecha, Seinen
Duration: 25 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p, 480p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Yutaka Maseba – Producer
Kenji Kamiyama – Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition
Kazunobu Fuseki – Episode Director, Storyboard
Itsurou Kawasaki – Episode Director, Storyboard, 2nd Key Animation
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Rise” by Origa
OP2: “Christmas in the Silent Forest” by Ilaria Graziano (Japanese Terrestrial Broadcast)
ED1: “Living Inside the Shell” by Steve Conte
ED2: “Christmas in the Silent Forest” by Ilaria Graziano (ep 26)
ED3: “Snyper” by Ilaria Graziano (Japanese Terrestrial Broadcast)

Episode List

01: Reembody
02: Night Cruise
03: Cash Eye
04: Natural Enemy
05: Inductance
06: Excavation
07: PU239
08: Fake Food
09: Ambivalence
10: Trial
11: Affection
12: Selecon
13: Make Up
14: Poker Face
15: PAT.
16: Another Chance
17: Red Data
18: Trans Parent
19: Chain Reaction
20: Fabricate Fog
21: Embarrassment
22: Reversal Process
23: Martial Law
24: Nuclear Power
25: This Side of Justice
26: Endless Gig


This is a superb anime. The blend of action, drama, and mystery is on a completely different level to most other anime. A worthy successor.


Even better than the already top notch first season.


edgy middle school memories. but seriously its great. like cyberpunk and law and order had a japanese child


Far less boring than the first season and has much more interesting episodes. Watch this for the premium GITS experience.


Same excellent quality of visuals and music as S1, less stand alone episodes but a more epic and even more topical plot for the modern age.


One of the best philosophical/action series ever produced. Essential part of any library.


Weak compared to the first season in overarching plot, but has some interesting character developments.



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