History Anime / GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex

5th May '16 2:37:14 PM RedRoverRedRover
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** The United States of America now consists of the states of Washington, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Utah, New Mexico, and Wisconsin.
** The Russo-American Alliance consists of Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and the entire New England area.
** The American Empire (Imperial Americana) makes up the largest part of the country, with all the states east New Mexico, south of South Dakota, and south of the New England area. Washington D.C. is part of this country.

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** The United States of America (ironically the weakest of the three) now consists of the states of Washington, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Utah, New Mexico, and Wisconsin.
** The Russo-American Alliance consists of Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and the entire New England area.
area. Think Democratic party.
** The American Empire (Imperial Americana) makes up the largest part of the country, with all the states east New Mexico, south of South Dakota, and south of the New England area. Washington D.C. is part of this country. Think Republican party.
24th Apr '16 12:52:51 PM eroock
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* SpyCam: The first season involved Interceptors: hardware modifications that turn a cyborg's own eyes into somebody else's spy camera.
22nd Apr '16 8:43:47 PM CharlesPhipps
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** An earlier one is done in ''Vanished Medication - Re-View'' where [[spoiler: The initial plot of the Laughing Man was trying to expose a cover-up of a legitimate vaccination cure for Cyberbrain Scloerosis to sell a AllNaturalSnakeOil micromachine cure which didn't work. This is made worse by the revelation the government held "trials" which allowed officials and corporate executives to take the vaccine instead.]]
16th Apr '16 11:52:12 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* NeverFoundTheBody: DoubleSubverted. [[spoiler:Section 9]] takes extra care to leave fake corpses to be found and [[spoiler:the commander of the Umibozu]] isn't fooled.

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* NeverFoundTheBody: DoubleSubverted. [[spoiler:Section 9]] takes extra care to leave fake corpses to be found and found, but [[spoiler:the commander of the Umibozu]] isn't fooled.fooled since the fakes have blank cyberbrains which is revealed with just a cursory check.
1st Apr '16 8:22:48 AM Kalaong
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* WallJump: The Major does this while she's doing a training exercise with some rookies at the start of ''AFFECTION'', who have been tasked to track her down. She dashes out of the window of a women's bathroom and jumps out, jumping off the building across the street before flying through the air.

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* WallJump: The Major does this while she's doing a training exercise with some rookies at the start of ''AFFECTION'', who have been tasked to track her down. She dashes out of the window of a women's bathroom and jumps out, jumping off the building across the street before flying through street, then rebounding off the air.building she emerged from to land upon the rooftop of the first building.
14th Mar '16 4:31:47 PM DRCEQ
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* ShaggyDogStory: ''NIGHT CRUISE'' has no relation to the overall storyline, follows a one-shot character for 90% of the episode, and features the Major and Batou in what could easily be cameo appearances.

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* ShaggyDogStory: ''NIGHT CRUISE'' has no relation to the overall storyline, follows a one-shot character for 90% of the episode, episode and features the Major and Batou in what could easily be cameo appearances.appearances. It has no overall relation to the storyline other than to foreshadow and highlight the treatment of post-war refugees, which would become more prominent as the season goes on.



** A duel between two Pazus. [[spoiler:It's never made clear, but close examination, showing "ripped flesh" and no blood, reveals that the real Pazu won.]]

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** A duel between two Pazus. [[spoiler:It's never made clear, but close examination, showing "ripped flesh" and no blood, reveals that the real Pazu won. The real Pazu is rarely ever seen without a cigarette. The imposter didn't smoke.]]



* TapOnTheHead: Whenever people are knocked out, they seem to recover with no ill effects. Justified in that a titanium brain case provides much more trauma protection than a skull would.

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* TapOnTheHead: Whenever people are knocked out, they seem to recover with no ill effects. Justified in that a titanium brain case provides much more trauma protection than a skull would. A straight example happens to Togusa in ''PORTRAITZ''. He gets hit hard enough upside the head with a guitar to draw blood, but he's shown without any bandages in the next scene.



* ThrowawayGuns: Batou seems to do this a lot, such as in ''ANNIHILATION'' when he exhausts all the ammo in his minigun and simply abandons it.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Averted in that Niihama isn't Tokyo, but the trope is played straight otherwise.
* TomatoSurprise: Played for humor in "C: The Man Who Dwells in the Shadows of the Net CHAT! CHAT! CHAT!" is both a sort of recap episode, and advances the plot. It consists largely of Motoko, as her avatar, discussing the case in an online chatroom that consists of fully 3D environments with user characters, spectators, and is more like a cyberspace talk-show than IRC. The ending reveals that Motoko, in reality, has been ''driving a car'' for the duration of the episode, much to Batou's horror when he realizes, as he's been sitting in the passenger seat of said car.

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* ThrowawayGuns: Batou seems to do this a lot, such as in ''ANNIHILATION'' when he exhausts all the ammo in his minigun and simply abandons it. Motoko does this with her pistol when Gayle chases her in his armed suit in ''ERASER''. No point in hanging onto an empty pistol if the bullets don't even affect it.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Averted in that Niihama isn't Tokyo, but the trope is played straight otherwise.
otherwise. Most of the series takes place in Niihama. Togusa has to investigate a case in the ruins of what remains of Tokyo in the 2nd season.
* TomatoSurprise: Played for humor in "C: The Man Who Dwells in the Shadows of the Net CHAT! CHAT! CHAT!" is both a sort of It's an InUniverse recap episode, of the infamous LaughingMan incident that started it all, and also advances the plot. It consists largely of Motoko, as her avatar, discussing the case in an online chatroom that consists of fully 3D environments with user characters, spectators, and is more like a cyberspace talk-show than IRC. The ending reveals that Motoko, in reality, has been ''driving a car'' for the duration of the episode, much to Batou's horror when he realizes, as he's been sitting in the passenger seat of said car.



* TheUnreveal: In ''ESCAPE FROM'', Motoko goes into a LotusEaterMachine and sees a movie so beautiful that people never want to leave. We, however, only ever get to see her watching it.
* UnstoppableRage: The Major, usually quite level-headed, totally flips out on Gayle after he blows her arm off. It's not often that you see a mech pilot begging for mercy from someone on foot...

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* TheUnreveal: TheUnreveal:
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In ''ESCAPE FROM'', Motoko goes into a LotusEaterMachine and sees a movie so beautiful that people never want to leave. We, however, only ever get to see her watching it.
** It's never revealed what happened with the car door at the end of ''STAND ALONE COMPLEX''.
* UnstoppableRage: The Major, usually quite level-headed, totally flips out on Gayle after he blows her arm off. It's not often that you see a mech pilot begging for mercy from someone on foot...foot.



* TheVerse: The critical technologies and themes of another work Creator/ShirowMasamune worked on, ''Anime/RealDrive'', are near-identical to the critical technologies and themes of ''Stand Alone Complex'' from prosthetic bodies, cyberbrains and the social benefits/disadvantages thereof, to Operator androids and radiation-scrubber technology. Likewise, the geographical map of the world shown in episode 25 of 2nd Gig and Proto's [[TheReveal reveal]] prove that the series shares the came continuity as ''Appleseed'', which takes place around 100 years further down the timeline.

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* TheVerse: The critical technologies and themes of another work Creator/ShirowMasamune worked on, ''Anime/RealDrive'', are near-identical to the critical technologies and themes of ''Stand Alone Complex'' from prosthetic bodies, cyberbrains and the social benefits/disadvantages thereof, to Operator androids and radiation-scrubber technology. Likewise, the geographical map of the world shown in episode 25 of 2nd Gig and Proto's [[TheReveal reveal]] prove that the series shares the came continuity as ''Appleseed'', ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'', which takes place around 100 years further down the timeline.
18th Feb '16 8:19:29 PM BlackHumor
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* PennyShaving: In season 2, [[spoiler: Kuze raises money for his revolution]] by stealing sub-yen amounts from a large number of bank accounts.
28th Jan '16 6:12:38 AM timotaka
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* WritersCannotDoMath: Kuze explains that he gathered the money for funding an immigrant uprising by hacking into banks and stealing fractions of yen from a huge number of accounts, which would not be noticed in normal day-to-day business. He says this adds up to tens of thousands of yen every day. Then the very next thing he says is that the dummy account where all this is transferred currently holds ''over ten billion yen''. Let's say he gains an average of fifty thousand yen per day like this. Accumulating ten billion would then require two hundred thousand days, or roughly 547 years.
24th Jan '16 8:04:54 PM DRCEQ
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* UsefulNotes/KaijuDefenseForce: InUniverse, the JSDF has a strong presence in the series. The Major, Batou, Ishikawa and Boma served in the JGSDF in World War IV. Aramaki and Kubota were ex-JGSDF officers before the former went into Public Security service and the latter to the Ministry of Defense.
** Expanding on Batou's background, he served in Latin America as a Ranger-trained soldier who witnessed Project Sunset before joining Motoko and Ishikawa's UN Peacekeeping squad in Mexico.
** Hideo Kuze was an ex-JGSDF mechanized infantry soldier who served in Korea during World War IV.
*** Yakushima served in the JMSDF prior to joining politics. Daido possibly served in the same branch prior to joining the National Police Agency.
*** A dead man's son turned assassin was a famous JGSDF officer who was involved with the "incident" in Okinawa.
24th Jan '16 2:08:24 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex''''' is a TV anime series and adaptation of Creator/ShirowMasamune's ''Manga/GhostInTheShell'' manga. It tells the story of Public Security Section 9, a covert counter-terrorist task force working for the Japanese government in a PostCyberpunk future. Led by Major Motoko Kusanagi (a no-nonsense female cyborg), Section 9 specializes in the rising threat of cybercrime facilitated by the ubiquity of cybernetic bodies[=/=]implants in the future.

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'''''Ghost ''Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex''''' Complex'' is a TV anime series and adaptation of Creator/ShirowMasamune's ''Manga/GhostInTheShell'' manga. It tells the story of Public Security Section 9, a covert counter-terrorist task force working for the Japanese government in a PostCyberpunk future. Led by Major Motoko Kusanagi (a no-nonsense female cyborg), Section 9 specializes in the rising threat of cybercrime facilitated by the ubiquity of cybernetic bodies[=/=]implants in the future.
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