Ghost In the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Season 1HD
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A spin-off to arguably the greatest anime film ever created, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex follows female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi and her fellow police officers of Section 9 as they hunt down a host of criminals in both the real and online worlds. The series begins as Kusanagi and Section 9 must resolve a hostage crisis, hunt down a runaway state-of-the-art killing machine, solve a mystery behind recent android suicides, and investigate a high-level conspiracy involving a mysterious computer hacker. Set in the not-too-distant future where technology plays a key role in everyday life, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex utilizes the latest in full digital animation, presenting illustrious characters and meticulous design along with dramatic animated action. A true anime phenomenon.
|1||HDVideoSection 09||Major Kusanagi and Section 9 are called in to resolve a hostage crisis at a Geisha house staffed by android geisha.||26:16||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDVideoTestation||A heavy-assault multiped tank runs amok under the control of an unknown hijacker.||26:11||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDVideoAndroid and I||A series of android suicides prompts Section 9 to investigate the manufacturer.||26:16||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDVideoIntercepter||An old friend of Togusa's named Yamaguchi is murdered after sending him pictures concerning an unsolved case involving a hacker known as "The Laughing Man".||25:51||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDVideoDecoy||Section 9 suspects that the Police Investigators handling the Laughing Man case are using their primary suspect as a decoy to hide some form of higher-level corruption.||25:43||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||HDVideoMeme||Things go fairly haywire as Kusanagi suspects that The Laughing Man has inserted a virus into the police units guarding the Superintendent-General.||25:40||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|7||HDVideoIdolater||It has come to the attention of the Minister of Home Affairs that Jenoma revolutionary leader Marcelo Jarti (the world's most wanted man) has been visiting Japan regularly.||25:23||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|8||HDVideoMissing Hearts||Kurutan, a friend of Kusanagi's, calls the Major to the hospital where she works to look into the source of a young girl's heart transplant. It seems that the heart she received was given without consent of the owner's parents.||25:19||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|9||HDVideoChat! Chat! Chat!||When Kusanagi enters a chat room dedicated to The Laughing Man, various crackpot (and a few plausible) theories are passed around JFK-style as the chat room members view various bits of evidence from the Laughing Man case.||25:31||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|10||HDVideoJungle Cruise||Marco Amereti, a former American Imperial Navy Petty Officer turned serial killer, has arrived in Japan and has murdered several women by slicing the skin off their torsos in the form of a T-shirt.||25:22||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|11||HDVideoPortraitz||The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has been hacked into, and classified material from their database has been stolen.||25:08||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|12||HDVideoEscape From||Early in the morning Baton's Tachikoma self activates and leaves the Tachikoma storage bay to explore the outer world.||25:10||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|13||HDVideoNot Equal||Section 9 is covertly dispatched to a nuclear radiation scrubbing island off the coast of Okinawa to find and rescue the heiress to a pioneering cyber company.||25:39||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|14||HDVideoYE$||Acting on a tip, Section 9 breaks up a cabal of thieves hell bent on wrecking a Japanese financial institution.||25:26||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|15||HDVideoMachine Desirants||Kusanagi's reservations regarding Section 9's Tachikoma units comes to a head as their artificial intelligence agents appear to be developing too fast.||25:31||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|16||HDVideoAG20||Sensitive information has been stolen from a U.S. Navy base, and the primary suspect is a former Olympic silver medalist named Zaitsev.||25:20||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|17||HDVideoAngel's Share||Major Kusanagi and Chief Aramaki are visiting London for an anti-terrorism conference when two thieves break into a bank and a hostage situation ensues.||25:19||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|18||HDVideoLost Heritage||After a five-year wait and numerous death threats, Chinese vice foreign minister Jin has been allowed access to the Kagashewa war memorial in Japan.||25:23||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|19||HDVideoCaptivated||Former Japanese Prime Minister Kanzaki’s daughter has been abducted, and Section 9 is called in to investigate her disappearance.||25:27||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|20||HDVideoRe-View||After the events of PORTRAITZ, Togusa uses J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye as a starting point and develops a theory that the Laughing Man is after something published on paper.||25:24||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|21||HDVideoEraser||Togusa finds himself in the hospital after being shot, but is desperate to impart what he's learned to the rest of the group.||25:29||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|22||HDVideoScandal||The Head of the DEA is arrested for murder in connection with the raid at the Sunflower Society building.||25:28||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|23||HDVideoEquinox||The Laughing Man returns to again kidnap the CEO of Serano Genomics, just as he did six years before.||25:29||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|24||HDVideoAnnihilation||Having learned the entire truth behind the Laughing Man Incident from the Laughing Man himself, Section 9 is finally ready to make their move against the man behind the corporate terrorism.||25:32||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|25||HDVideoBarrage||Aramaki has been released and asks the head of the Ministry of Justice to ensure the safety of his team members, but the Minister is powerless to affect the situation beyond the prosecution of Yakushima.||25:41||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|26||HDVideoStand Alone Complex||After 15 days of fierce fighting the Umibozu complete their operation to dismantle Section 9 by assassinating Kusanagi and capturing Batou.||25:37||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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Ok, right nowiTunes is making some really great selections in anime choices. Really. In addition to all of the Tezuka things they have been selling, they have added another great series: Ghost in the Shell. This series leaves behind all of the stereotypes that most main-stream people see in anime: big eyes, weird hair, and, above all, the mentality that anime is exclusively for children. Ghost in the Shell is very adult in every aspect: it is technical, intellegent, and demands that one pays attention to it. The story is great: ther are some stand-alone (oneshot) episodes, and then the storyline itself, both of which are supurb and interesting. not only is the series compelling, but the animation and both English and Japanese voice casts are phenomonal. Personally, I am a younger anime fan, and I still immensely enjoy this show. I would highly reccomend it to anyone who is looking to move on to something more intellegent than your normal Shonen action series (such as Bleach or Naruto), and for $2 an episode, there is no excuse not to give it a shot .
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A landmark anime.
Anyone familiar or unfamiliar with anime would easily agree that this show has top notch animation and musical scores. It's a joy to behold this series' fleshed out motion, detailed backgrounds, powerfully efficient mecha designs, and its thoughtful wardrobe choices; it's a pleasure to experience the alternately soaring, then throbbing soundtrack that always adds to, rather than distracts from the momentum of the show. However, these things alone do not a great anime make. What sets GITS:SAC apart from the majority of anime (and popular entertainment in general) is that it is willing to not only respect, but challenge its viewers with a highly intricate storyline carried by enigmatic, loveable characters who are often superhuman, always flawed, and sometimes reduced to little more than a group of well-meaning, under appreciated public servants who can't catch a fair break. I've watched the series twice and own the box set, and I still find it hard to believe that so much was packed so successfully into this series. The Laughing Man storyline is incredible, and the writers, directors, and everyone from Studio I.G. who worked on this show must have been expert jugglers to have kept the details of this series straight. Amazingly, GITS completely avoids becoming painfully tedious or self-important. Though GITS could be classified as an action/drama/sci-fi, it smartly allows for comedy and light-heartedness through the antics and dialogues of the Tachikomas (arachnidian armored tanks equipped with AI) and also legitimately calls into question stereotypical gender roles in an age when a "human being" can function as a box on wheels and men can swap bodies with female entertainers. I consider GITS:SAC an essential anime series because it's an example of why anime is important. Anime, when done right, can tell stories and conjure images that are virtually impossible in any other medium and from any other wellspring of storytelling.