* AnimeFirst: A manga series based on the anime wouldn't be released until 8 years after the anime had first aired in Japan.
* {{Defictionalization}}: [[http://www.newlaunches.com/archives/japanese_build_a_real_tachikoma.php A real Tachikoma]]?
** Directly inspired by GITS, scientists in Japan have also built the proper technology for thermoptic camouflage gear that works by bending light around the wearer. [[AwesomeButImpractical It certainly works,]] but the equipment to make it work is so bulky that it's not worth it... unless maybe it was ''inside'' the body.
* DuelingDubs: Well there's the Los Angeles dub for the TV series. The Vancouver (aka the one in [=BC=], Canada) dub is done for the OVA version and the Southeast Asian dub for Southeast Asian countries that aired in Animax at the time (e.g. Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore).
* LifeImitatesArt: ''Ghost in the Shell'' has directly inspired Japanese scientists to develop actual "thermoptic camouflage" cloaking technology (that works by bending light around the wearer) and a functioning Tachikoma prototype (a 4 wheel vehicle with a segmented body that gives a visual feed to the driver through cameras.) Advances in prosthetic limb technology has also advanced significantly over the last few decades.
* RoleReprisal: In the English dub, Batou and Chief Aramaki carry over their voice actors from the 1995 film.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The show can be considered a victim of this during its run on the revived Creator/{{Toonami}}, as it was unceremoniously removed from the lineup to make room for ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}''. The show's removal was only temporary until it was retired to make way for ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman''. However, the Toonami crew stated that it would return, since Creator/AdultSwim has perpetual broadcasting rights due to them providing production financing, and it's safe to say that [[AvertedTrope the show won't be going away, at least not permanently, anytime soon]].
* TalkingToHimself:
** In the original Japanese version, both Togusa and the Laughing Man are played by Creator/KoichiYamadera.
** The Japanese Tachikomas all have the same voice, although this is not the case in the English L.A. dub where everyone have different voice actors portraying them (for example, Batou's favorite is voiced by Creator/SandyFox, while the who is reading books is Creator/LaraJillMiller).