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Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex


Alternative title(s): Koukaku Kidoutai STAND ALONE COMPLEX, Ghost in the Shell SAC, Ghost in the Shell TV, Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX, Mobile Armoured Riot Police STAND ALONE COMPLEX
Released in: 2005
Genre(s): Action, Drama, Mecha, Mystery, Sci-fi
Status: Completed

The world of GTIS is set in a future where life between the digital and physical world has been blurred. with the advent of cyberisation people can exist as flesh and blood, cyborgs or androids. The stand alone complex follows the exploits of Public Security Section 9, a counter-terrorist network and anti-crime unit made up of former military officers and police detectives operating in the Japanese National Public Safety Commission.Its operatives are allowed to act with or without government consent as they are almost unknown to the public eye.In particular, Section 9 and its members are among the best cyber warfare operatives in the country, and as a result usually end up involved in case relating to the internet, such as hacking and cyberterrorism.

The series consists of two types of episodes stand alones which are single once off episodes and complex episodes which deal with the main story of the series the Laughing Man case. In 2024, the terrorist incident known as "The Laughing Man Incident" occurred in which Ernest Serano, president of the groundbreaking micromachine company, Sereno Genomics, was kidnapped and ransomed. One day, the case having remained unsolved for six years, Detective Yamaguchi, who has been investigating "The Laughing Man Incident," sends word that he wants to meet with Togusa from Public Safety Section 9. However, soon after sending this message, Yamaguchi, crucial to the success of the case, dies in an accident. Many days pass and in the midst of a police interview relay concerning suspicions behind interceptors, a forewarning is received from "The Laughing Man" of his next crime. The incorporeal hacker begins to move once again.