Major Motoko Kusanagi is a beautiful but deadly cyborg that is the squad leader of Section 9 - the Japanese government's clandestine unit assigned to battle terrorism and cyber warfare. Surrounded by an expertly trained team, Motoko faces her ultimate challenge - The Laughing Man - a terrorist who orchestrated a kidnapping and extortion...
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Season 1
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Major Motoko Kusanagi is a beautiful but deadly cyborg that is the squad leader of Section 9. Surrounded by an expertly trained team, Motoko faces her ultimate challenge - the Laughing Man - a terrorist who orchestrated a kidnapping and extortion plot many years ago and has suddenly reappeared. Includes Season 1 Bonus Content.

Includes 27 items: Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Section 09, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Testation, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Android and I, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Intercepter, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Decoy, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Meme, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Idolater, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Missing Hearts, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Chat! Chat! Chat!, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Jungle Cruise, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Portraitz, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Escape From, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Not Equal, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: YE$, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Machine Desirants, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: AG20, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Angel's Share, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Lost Heritage, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Captivated, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Re-View, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Eraser, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Scandal, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Equinox, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Annihilation, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Barrage, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Season 1 Bonus Content

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1. Section 09
Oct 31, 2006
26 minutes
Major Kusanagi and Section 9 are called in to resolve a hostage crisis at a Geisha house staffed by an android Geisha.
2. Testation
Oct 31, 2006
26 minutes
A heavy-assault multiped tank runs amok under the control of an unknown hijacker. After going on a destructive spree at the Kenbishi Industries testing facility, the multiped takes off towards the urban area of Niihama.
3. Android and I
Oct 31, 2006
26 minutes
A series of android suicides prompts Section 9 to investigate the manufacturer. While Section Head Daisuke Aramaki questions the plant manager, Kusanagi and a Tachikoma covertly hack into the plant's database to try and uncover any possible wrongdoings by the manufacturer.
4. Intercepter
Oct 31, 2006
26 minutes
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.
5. Decoy
Oct 31, 2006
26 minutes
Section 9 suspects that the police investigators handling The Laughing Man case are using their primary suspect, a former Serano Genomics, Inc. programmer with a shady anti-corporate past, as a decoy to hide some form of higher-level corruption.
6. Meme
Oct 31, 2006
26 minutes
Things go fairly haywire as Kusanagi suspects that The Laughing Man has inserted a virus into the police units guarding the Superintendent General.
7. Idolater
Oct 31, 2006
25 minutes
It has come to the attention of the Minister of Home Affairs that Jenoma revolutionary leader Marcelo Jarti has been visiting Japan regularly every five months.
8. Missing Hearts
Oct 31, 2006
25 minutes
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.
9. Chat! Chat! Chat!
Oct 31, 2006
26 minutes
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.
10. Jungle Cruise
Oct 31, 2006
25 minutes
Marco Amereti, a former American Imperial Navy Petty Officer turned serial killer, has arrived in Japan and for the last two months has murdered several women by slicing the skin off their torsos in the form of a t-shirt.
11. Portraitz
Oct 31, 2006
25 minutes
The Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare has been hacked into and classified material from their database has been stolen. Section 9 traces the hack and determined that the hack job originated from a facility that helps people with Cyberbrain Close Shell Syndrome.
12. Escape From
Oct 31, 2006
25 minutes
Early in the morning, Baton's Tachikoma self activates and leaves the Tachikoma storage bay to explore the outer world. While roaming the streets of the city the Tachikoma encounters a young girl searching for her lost dog.
13. Not Equal
Oct 31, 2006
26 minutes
Sixteen years ago Aka Turkuro, the daughter of a pioneering cyber company CEO, was kidnapped by a group opposed to cyberization. The girl's whereabouts remained a mystery until she was spotted by members of the Maritime Safety Team aboard an abandoned radiation scrubbing island.
14. YE$
Oct 31, 2006
25 minutes
Acting on a tip, Section 9 breaks up a cabal of thieves hell bent on wrecking a Japanese financial institution. Shortly after the raid a Chinese intelligence official contacts Section 9 and informs them of suspicious activity that he believes may indicate an assassination attempt by Chinese Socialis
15. Machine Desirants
Oct 31, 2006
26 minutes
Kusanagi's reservations regarding Section 9's Tachikoma units comes to a head. She has become disturbed by their behavior, as their artificial intelligence agents appear to be developing too fast with even more concerns about the safety of retaining them in the unit for use in a battle situation.
16. AG20
Oct 31, 2006
25 minutes
Sensitive information has been stolen from a U.S. Navy base and the primary suspect is a former Olympic silver medalist named Zaitsev.
17. Angel's Share
Oct 31, 2006
25 minutes
Major Kusanagi and Chief Aramaki are visiting London for an anti-terrorism conference. While there, Aramaki stops at a wine bank to visit an old friend of his who asks for his help in breaking a Mafia money-laundering scheme involving the bank and an unknown third party.
18. Lost Heritage
Oct 31, 2006
25 minutes
After a five-year wait, Chinese vice foreign minister Jin has been allowed access to the Kagashewa war memorial in Japan. Jin is the first Chinese dignitary to be granted access to the site, but not everyone is happy with the decision.
19. Captivated
Oct 31, 2006
25 minutes
Former Japanese Prime Minister Kanzaki's daughter has been abducted and Section 9 is called in to investigate her disappearance. The prime suspect in the case is Blind Fold Ivan, a pseudonym for the North Territories Mafia.
20. Re-View
Oct 31, 2006
25 minutes
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. Togusa receives permission to check out a Health, Labor, and Welfare records building.
21. Eraser
Oct 31, 2006
26 minutes
Togusa finds himself in the hospital after being shot, but is desperate to impart what he's learned to the rest of the group. Through Togusa's memories, Section 9 experiences the DEA raid against the Sunflower Society, prompting anger and rage.
22. Scandal
Oct 31, 2006
25 minutes
The Head of the DEA is arrested for murder in connection with the raid at the Sunflower Society building. Aramaki orders Section 9 to go through all of the facility's records to determine who is pulling the strings behind the attacks against Section 9.
23. Equinox
Oct 31, 2006
25 minutes
The Laughing Man returns to again kidnap the CEO of Serano Genomics, just as he did six years before. Returning to the scene of the cafe where Serano was first kidnapped, he and The Laughing Man share the story of the events leading up to the kidnapping and the events following it.
24. Annihilation
Oct 31, 2006
26 minutes
Having learned the entire truth behind the Laughing Man incident from The Laughing Man himself, and having confirmed the information with Mr. Serano, Section 9 is finally ready to make their move against the man behind the corporate terrorism: Standing Secretary General Yakushima.
25. Barrage
Oct 31, 2006
26 minutes
Aramaki has been released under his own recognizance and meets with the head of the Ministry of Justice to explain the situation and ask for help in ensuring his team members safety, but the Minister of Justice is powerless to affect the situation beyond the prosecution of Yakushima.
26. Stand Alone Complex
Oct 31, 2006
26 minutes
After 15 days of fierce fighting, the Umibozu complete their operation to dismantle Section 9 by assassinating Kusanagi and capturing Batou.
Interview: Kenji Kamiyama
Bonus Content
16 minutes
(Japanese ONLY) An interview with Director Kenji Kamiyama.
Interview: Osamu Saka
Bonus Content
9 minutes
(Japanese ONLY) An interview with Osamu Saka
Interview: Yoko Kanno
Bonus Content
11 minutes
(Japanese ONLY) An interview with Yoko Kanno to talk about SAC music.
Tachikomatic Days animated short
Bonus Content
5 minutes
Tachikomatic Days animated short
Interview: Akio Otsuka
Bonus Content
11 minutes
(Japanese ONLY) An interview with Akio Otsuka to talk about BATOU on TV.
Interview: Kazuhiro Wakabayahsi
Bonus Content
11 minutes
(Japanese ONLY) An interview with Kazuhiro Wakabayahsi to talk about SAC sound
Interview: Koichi Yamadara
Bonus Content
11 minutes
(Japanese ONLY) Koichi Yamadara talks about TOGUSA on TV-Series.
Interviews: Junichi Fujisaku, Nobutoski Terado, Yoshiki Sakurai
Bonus Content
11 minutes
(Japanese ONLY) Junichi Fujisaku, Nobutoski Terado, Yoshiki Sakurai talk about SAC Screenplay.
2nd Interview: Kenji Kamiyama
Bonus Content
13 minutes
(Japanese ONLY) Kenji Kamiyama talks about SAC Screenplay and Direction.

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In a futuristic world where the internet and cybernetics has blurred the borders between societies; the members of Public Security Section 9 are reinstated to assist in solving numerous cases of cyber crime including a spate of similar crimes committed by separate suicidal groups known as The Individual Eleven. Includes 2nd Gig Bonus Content.

Includes 27 items: Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Reembody, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Night Cruise, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Cash Eye, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Natural Enemy, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Inductance, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Excavation, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: PU239, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Fake Food, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Ambivalence, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Trial, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Affection, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Selecon, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Make Up, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Poker Face, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: PAT, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Another Chance, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Red Data, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Trans Parent, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Chain Reaction, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Fabricate Fog, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Embarrassment, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Reversal, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Martial Law, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Nuclear Power, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: This Side Of Justice, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Endless Gig, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig Bonus Content

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1. Reembody
Nov 20, 2007
25 minutes
Two years have passed since Section 9 was forcefully disbanded by the Umibozu. During that time, Section 9's members have regrouped, their headquarters have been reconstructed, and they have resumed their previous role as a special forces team specializing in cyber warfare.
2. Night Cruise
Nov 20, 2007
25 minutes
Following nuclear World War III and non-nuclear World War IV (also referred to as the Second Vietnam War), Japan passed an act known as the Refugee Special Action Policy, inviting war refugees from all across Asia to enter Japan.
3. Cash Eye
Nov 20, 2007
25 minutes
A formal investigation into Mr. Todoko has yielded evidence that he may be managing former Secretary General Yakushima's assets.
4. Natural Enemy
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
The largest live fire exercise ever conducted by the Japanese Self Defense Force is currently underway in advance of the Prime Minister's planned announcement of the repealing of the Refugee Special Action Policy.
5. Inductance
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
Prime Minister Kayabuki has formally renounced the Refugee Special Action Policy, a move that has drawn much criticism from refugees all over Japan.
6. Excavation
Nov 20, 2007
25 minutes
The prime suspect behind an attempt to blackmail the Ministry of Energy has turned up dead in Nihima City. Originally presumed to be a victim of a tragic accident; however, a more thorough examination of the body turns up evidence of homicide.
7. PU239
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
Aramaki is summoned to the Prime Minister's office after plans to ship plutonium from the Uchikon 7 district of the Shonjuku Refugee District were leaked to terrorists.
8. Fake Food
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
Tired of being manipulated by Gohda, Aramaki decides to take the initiative and conduct his own investigation on the Individual Eleven case while simultaneously looking into the Cabinet Intelligence Agency.
9. Ambivalence
Nov 20, 2007
25 minutes
The failed attempt to secure the ex-GSDA officer for questioning has proven to be the straw that breaks the camels back, as Major Kusanagi decides to go directly into the Cabinet Intelligence Agency database to determine what Gohda is up to without all the added wires and strings.
10. Trial
Nov 20, 2007
25 minutes
On his way home from work, Togusa becomes involved in a domestic dispute between Yukadi Shisharow and her boyfriend when the lady suddenly trips in front of Togusa's car and screams for help.
11. Affection
Nov 20, 2007
25 minutes
Batou and Togusa are testing eight potential new recruits for Section 9. Each man is paired off to create four different teams, and each team is tasked with tracking the Major; however, the Major proves to be a difficult target to track.
12. Selecon
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
The Tachikomas locate a stealth gate that can only be accessed through the European Satellite system. After passing through the gate, Boma recovers a suspicious file believed to be the virus that infected The Individual Eleven.
13. Make Up
Nov 20, 2007
25 minutes
Aramaki calls a briefing to discuss the events surrounding the sudden appearance and murder/suicide of the members of The Individual Eleven. The techs briefing the team think the sole survivor of the group may be using a unique face created by a face sculpture with an artistic background.
14. Poker Face
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
Representatives from the American Empire have arrived in Japan to discuss a new security treaty and Section 9 is one of the various groups assigned to secure the building where the talks are taking place.
15. PAT
Nov 20, 2007
25 minutes
Section 9's Tachikoma fleet is down for routine maintenance. While the technicians inspect the fleet, the think tanks begin a philosophical discussion on the Individual Eleven case and the implications and motives behind it.
16. Another Chance
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
The Prime Minister calls a meeting of her cabinet to discuss the refugee situation. During the meeting several cabinet members attempt to separate themselves from the problem, while top-ranking military officials and local law enforcement voice their concern over the sudden influx of refugees.
17. Red Data
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
Following Ishikawa's intelligence reports, the Major heads to Taiwan to investigate a lead on Kuze. She learns that he had a powerful effect on the refugees and is believed responsible for the creation of a narcotics and explosive smuggling ring.
18. Trans Parent
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
A patient undergoing a routine medical procedure unexpectedly takes a turn for the worst and the medical staff mount a frantic effort to save him.
19. Chain Reaction
Nov 20, 2007
25 minutes
On Dejima island, a crisis is brewing. The refugees have moved away from Japan in an effort to create an autonomous region they can call their own. The Cabinet Intelligence Agency is exploiting the situation in an effort to fan the flames of separatism.
20. Fabricate Fog
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
Section 9 regroups from the fire fight and the body of their dead teammate is airlifted out of Dejima. Desperate for information on where a mob/refugee deal would go down, Aramaki pulls some strings and learns that the probable location for such an act would be Ororastafu Island.
21. Embarrassment
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
Batou confronts Kuze in an effort to stop him from leaving with the plutonium, but Kuze proves to be a better fight than Batou and ends up disabling Batou's right leg and left arm and putting Batou out of commission.
22. Reversal
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
A tactical nuclear device has been discovered in the Kyushu Telecom Tower in the Japanese capital of Fukuoka and some 35 million citizens are subsequently evacuated over a five-day period to allow the Ground Self Defense Army to safely diffuse and remove the device.
23. Martial Law
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
Prime Minister Kayabuki meets with her cabinet to discuss the Fukuoka nuclear bomb incident, but the cabinet has already decided to deploy the army to retrieve the remaining plutonium supposedly hidden on Dejima Island.
24. Nuclear Power
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
The Chief Cabinet Secretary formally relieves the PM from her ministerial duties for her decision to call in the UN to mediate the Dejima crisis.
25. This Side Of Justice
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
The Tachikoma units, through the use of a satellite, have spotted an American Empire ballistic missile carrying nuclear submarine -launched off the coast of Okinawa.
26. Endless Gig
Nov 20, 2007
26 minutes
The JMSDF lets loose with another round of naval artillery fire and missile strikes as refugees on Dejima attempt to evacuate the island aboard makeshift rafts and boats.
Interview: Kenji Kamiyama
Bonus Content
16 minutes
(Japanese ONLY) An interview with Director Kenji Kamiyama.
Interview: Yusuke Takeda & Hiroshi Kato
Bonus Content
11 minutes
(Japanese ONLY) An interview with Yusuke Takeda & Hiroshi Kato to talk about background.
Interview: Kenichi Takeshita & Toshiyuki Kono
Bonus Content
12 minutes
(Japanese ONLY) An interview with Kenichi Takeshita and Toshiyuki Kono to talk about SAC 2nd Gig animation directors.
Interview: Kenji Kamiyama, Atsuko Tanaka & Akio Ohtsuka
Bonus Content
11 minutes
(Japanese ONLY) A discussion with Kenji Kamiyama, Atsuko Tanaka, and Akio Ohtsuka (one of the extras).
Interview: Kenji Kamiyama, Taro Yamaguchi & Koichi Yamadara
Bonus Content
12 minutes
(Japanese ONLY) A discussion with Kenji Kamiyama, Taro Yamaguchi, and Koichi Yamadara (one of the extras).
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Major Motoko Kusanagi is a beautiful but deadly cyborg that is the squad leader of Section 9 - the Japanese government's clandestine unit assigned to battle terrorism and cyber warfare. Surrounded by an expertly trained team, Motoko faces her ultimate challenge - The Laughing Man - a terrorist who orchestrated a kidnapping and extortion plot many years ago and has suddenly reappeared. In order to discover the identity of this enigmatic criminal, Motoko and Section 9 are drawn into a deadly labyrinth where they will have to use all their expertise to survive.

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    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 5Mbps for 540p, 3Mbps for 360p.
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    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core I3+ or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 12Mbps for 1080p or 8Mbps for 720p.
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    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 5Mbps for 540p, 3Mbps for 360p.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.10+
    • Processor: Intel Core I3+ or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 12Mbps for 1080p or 8Mbps for 720p.
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    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or later, SteamOS 2.20 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 5Mbps for 540p, 3Mbps for 360p.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or later, SteamOS 2.20 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core I3+ or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 12Mbps for 1080p or 8Mbps for 720p.
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