Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Debut: January 01, 2002
Ended: January 01, 2005
Debut: January 01, 2002
Ended: January 01, 2005

In the not so distant future, mankind has advanced to a state where complete body transplants from flesh to machine is possible. This allows for great increases in both physical and cybernetic prowess and blurring the lines between the two worlds. However, criminals can also make full use of such technology, leading to new and sometimes, very dangerous crimes. In response to such innovative new methods, the Japanese Government has established Section 9, an independently operating police unit which deals with such highly sensitive crimes. Led by Daisuke Aramaki and Motoko Kusanagi, Section 9 deals with such crimes over the entire social spectrum, usually with success. However, when faced with a new A level hacker nicknamed "The Laughing Man," the team is thrown into a dangerous cat and mouse game, following the hacker's trail as it leaves its mark on Japan. (from season 1) Following the closure of the "Laughing Man" case, Section 9 is re-established by Japan's newly elected Prime Minister, Youko Kayabuki, to combat the persistent threat of cyber-terrorism. A group calling themselves "The Individual Eleven" has begun committing acts of terror across Japan. While Motoko Kusanagi, Daisuke Aramaki, Batou, and the other members of Section 9 investigate this new menace, the Japanese government faces a separate crisis, as foreign refugees displaced by the Third World War seek asylum in Japan. But as the members of the special-ops team continually encounter Gouda Kazundo—a leading member of the Cabinet Intelligence Service—in their hunt, they begin to suspect that he may be involved, and that the events of the refugee crisis and The Individual Eleven may be more connected than they realize... (from season 2)

Major. Motoko Kusanagi: "[Section 9 is disbanding after being attacked by Government forces] Public Security Section 9 is hereby disbanded. That is all."
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Batou: "[about the terrorist, Hideo Kuze] What the hell kind of delusions does this guy have?"
Major. Motoko Kusanagi: "Frankly speaking, I guess you could call it world domination."
Batou: "Say what?"
Ishikawa: "Got himself a serious case of megalomania, huh? Its not like you to let something like that get to you."
Batou: "Geez, you look like some teenager who's just met the man of her dreams."
Major. Motoko Kusanagi: "Right. But we know one thing for sure now. And that is although he has manifested symptoms of the Individual Eleven virus, his current actions are driven by the personal qualities and idiologies that he had before he was infected. His delusion might be a cliche, but the reason I can't laugh it off is that he genuinely believes he can bring peace to the world by becoming a dictator. Thats the sense I got from him. Plus, his adrenaline secretion levels were high enough to kill an ordinary man. I t"
Batou: "What do you mean, out of touch?"
Major. Motoko Kusanagi: "I'm sayin' that he's becoming obsessed. Looking back on history, men like him have weilded unbelievable power. For instance, Che Guevara, Malcom X, and Cassius Clay are text book examples."
Batou: "You teling me that he's not the same as Hitler?"
Major. Motoko Kusanagi: "He's the same in a certain sense, but ideologically, he's closer to Ghandi or Martin Luther King."
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Daisuke Aramaki: "There has never been reported stomach aches or related medical trauma that takes place after swallowing your pride."
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Major Motoko Kusanagi: "Look at the bright side, if this doesn't work, we can all go drown our sorrows at a nudie bar."
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