Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)

TV Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Animation, Action, Crime

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The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.


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28 September 2007 | SoulfulFX
| Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Season 1)
This is a beautifully animated series format derived from the characters of the philosophically oriented movie 'Ghost in the Shell'. The animation is closer to the original concepts for the manga and adds amazingly gorgeous music to produce a show that is an instant draw. The characters draw some of the aspects familiar in the movie... Motoko's commitment to her job, Batou's casual-tough guy attitude, etc... though it adds some surprisingly refreshing characters like the blue child-like mini tanks Section 9 rides around in so much.

The same philosophical elements of the movie -consciousness in a cyber-oriented world- are present, but definitely take a back seat to plots focused on political wranglings, terrorism, and general lawlessness. The series seems to be more "all in a days work" themed than the cerebral current of the first film.

Overall I highly recommend this series to all fans, though hope they watch the movies as well.

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7 November 2004



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