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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (or GITS:SAC) is a cyberpunk police anime taking place in the near future, where cyborg implants and prosthetic bodies are common. Public security unit "Section 9" solves various cybercrimes. This is an alternate version of Ghost in the Shell movie, and tells about The Laughing Man and Individual Eleven incidents.

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Why did Public Safety Section 9 have to be “sacrificed”?

Near the end, Aramaki made a deal with the Prime Minister to "sacrifice" Section 9 in exchange for the Ministry of Justice taking action against the Party Secretary-General. What I don't understand is ...
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Song in episode 14 of Ghost in the shell SAC 2nd gig

The song is played right at the beginning of the flashback, when the soldiers are walking through the ruins.
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What's the story behind the intro of GITS:SAC soundtrack 08 - Velveteen borrowing a sample from Blade Runner (1982)?

I just rewatched the original Blade Runner and noticed that in one of the scenes where the police sirens are heard (starts roughly at 01:26:30) is the exact same sound as the sirens from the track 08 -...
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Who leaked info on section 9's kidnapping of Mr. Serano?

- tl;dr Version - How did information of Section 9's involvement with the second kidnapping of Mr. Serano, which happened in episode 23 of GitS:SAC, get leaked to the media? I can't find any source ...
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What is the most complete Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex DVD set to buy?

I have a gift card from Best Buy and I wanted to buy Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex on DVD. But between Best Buy's website and Amazon there appear to be five box sets available. Does anyone ...
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What's with the explosion in episode 18?

In SAC episode 18, we see Kusanagi stop Yu from physically attacking the Chinese foreign minister, but after her short exchange with Batou (who is standing nearby), Yu turns to smile and creates an ...
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Why did Major Kusanagi wear a particular extreme outfit on episode 14?

On episode 14 - YE$, at 6:21 in this episode, we see the crew being debriefed by Aramaki. The chief remarks that she is wearing "some get-up", inquiring whether she is searching for a specific kind of ...
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What is this Ghost Infiltration Key?

Multiple times in the GITS Arise characters mention the mysterious Ghost Infiltration Key. From what I understand it is somehow used to stop (paralyze?) an agent of government, or perhaps anyone with ...
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What is the music playing in the background of the fight scene in episode 7?

In Episode 7, around 11:30, what's the music playing in the background during the fight scene?
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Is Togusa a cyborg in GITS:Arise?

In the other anime movies and series, it is often mentioned that Togusa is 'natural' and that he is not a cyborg. However, in the last episode of Arise, he obviously got ghost-hacked. Did I miss ...
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What is a biodroid in Ghost in the Shell?

In the episode 24 of GITS SAC 2nd GIG it becomes apparent that the member of Section 9, usually referred to as Proto, is actually not a human, but a "biodroid" prototype. What exactly is it and how ...
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What does Major Kusanagi whisper to Batou at the end of episode 25 of GITS SAC?

What is Motoko whispering to Batou in the end of the first series? (Spoiler ahead)
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Who are the two ladies in Major Kusanagi's apartment?

In episode 5 when Major Kusanagi is reviewing the original Laughing Man incident footage in her own apartment, two girls can be seen with her. One bringing over a cocktail and then both unknown girls ...
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Why did Togusa's family computer buy Cerano Genomics stock by itself?

In the episode 14 the Section 9 discovered a program that kept making money for the man who died four months ago. In the end of the episode Togusa is seen with his wife talking about how she gained ...
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Ghost in the Shell: Who's Marcelo?

Exactly who was Marcelo? In Ghost in the Shell SAC episode 7, we see that the major and co were chasing after him to know exactly what business he had entering Japan, but they never explain what ...
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Who did the prime minister call?

At the end of Ghost in the Shell SAC 2nd Gig, the prime minister was placed under arrest. She then calls someone from her phone (after the Americans don't answer her), and gets her power back. The ...
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What was the inspiration for “Many copies, no original”?

In GITS SAC 2nd GiG, what was the original inspiration for the concept of "many copies, no original"? Does the concept have a name in real life? Or was it just a concept the writers created just for ...
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Is there an audio commentary for Ghost In The Shell series and movies?

I'd like to know if there are audio commentaries from the creators of GITS series and movies. Of all the things I've seen GITS has the most unexplained moments, so I'd like to find out what those ...
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Truth behind the Stand Alone Complex—a copy of a copy?

After a while from watching GITS: S.A.C. 2nd GIG and according to the Stand Alone Complex as defined under different terms by the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard in the idea of the Stand Alone ...
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In what order should I watch the Ghost in the Shell series?

The Ghost in the Shell series is comprised of several movies and animated TV series. TV series: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG Ghost in the Shell: Arise ...
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What is a modular delayed action virus?

In Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series, the modular delayed action virus is mentioned quite often. Is there any explanation for what it actually is or does?