Ghost in the Shell S.A.C

Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex

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In the not so distant future, mankind has advanced to a state where complete body transplants from flesh to machine is possible. This allows for great increases in both physical and cybernetic prowess and blurring the lines between the two worlds. However, criminals can also make full use of such technology, leading to new and sometimes, very dangerous crimes. In response to such innovative new methods, the Japanese Government has established Section 9, an independently operating police unit which deals with such highly sensitive crimes. Led by Daisuke Aramaki and Motoko Kusanagi, Section 9 deals with such crimes over the entire social spectrum, usually with success. However, when faced with a new A level hacker nicknamed "The Laughing Man," the team is thrown into a dangerous cat and mouse game, following the hacker's trail as it leaves its mark on Japan.

User Rating: 4.83 ( 2 votes)


English: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2002 to Oct 1, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual, Dentsu, Victor Entertainment, Animax, Kodansha, Trilogy Future Studio, Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network
Licensors: Bandai Entertainment, Manga Entertainment
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Military, Sci-Fi, 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 Production Director, Series Composition
Kazunobu Fuseki – Episode Director, Storyboard
Masaki Tachibana – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Inner Universe” by Origa
OP2: “GET9” by Jillmax (Japanese Terrestrial Broadcast)
ED1: “Lithium Flower” by Scott Matthew
ED2: “I Do” by Ilaria Graziano (Japanese Terrestrial Broadcast)

Episode List

01: Section 9
02: Testation
03: Android and I
04: Intercepter
05: Decoy
06: Meme
07: Idolater
08: Missing Hearts
09: Chat! Chat! Chat!
10: Jungle Cruise
11: Portraitz
12: Escape From
13: Not Equal
14: YES
15: Machine Desirantes
16: Ag20
17: Angel’s Share
18: Lost Heritage
19: Captivated
20: Re-View
21: Eraser
22: Scandal
23: Equinox
24: Annihilation
25: Barrage
26: Stand Alone Complex



GitS SAC is truly a gem that paints a very interesting picture of not just a potential future, but also of one that parallels the present.


An outstanding cyberpunk show with a god tier soundtrack, great philosophy and action sequences. Probably some kind of divine symbol.


Stand alone complex was a pretty good addition to GITS. Really liked most of the episodes.


You’ve heard it before, its good. All of it is good.


Ray Bradbury, Asimov, etc. tier writing. Love this show! Big brain plot and lots of mid-2000s goop inspo


Вроде бы не плохо и серии интересные были, и опенинг балдежный, но серий много и они строятся по одному и тому же принципу, что наскучивает


An exciting tale of the merger of man and machine in a near cyberpunk future. Great character dynamics and a satisfying overarching plot.



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