Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex, Vol. 7 (2004) Japan
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Director:Kenji Kamiyama
Studio:Manga Video
Writer:Kenji Kamiyama, Yoshiki Sakurai
Date Added:2006-03-28
Awards:1 nomination
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Kenji Kamiyama  ...  (Director)
Kenji Kamiyama, Yoshiki Sakurai  ...  (Writer)
Bob Buchholz  ...  Paz (voice: English version) (as Robert Buchholz)
Richard Epcar  ...  Batou
Crispin Freeman  ...  Togusa
William Knight  ...  Daisuke Aramaki (voice: English version)
Mona Marshall  ...  Child - Episode 'Portraitz' (voice: English version)
Michael McCarty  ...  Ishikawa
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn  ...  Motoko Kusanagi (voice: English version)
Yutaka Nakano  ...  Ishikawa
Tôru Ôkawa  ...  Saito
Takashi Onozuka  ...  Paz (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka  ...  Batou
Osamu Saka  ...  Chief Daisuke Aramaki
Joshua Seth  ...  Child - Episode 'Portraitz' (voice: English version)
Atsuko Tanaka  ...  Major. Motoko Kusanagi
Dean Wein  ...  Boma (voice: English version)
Dave Wittenberg  ...  Saito
Kôichi Yamadera  ...  Togusa
Taro Yamaguchi  ...  Borma
Akio Ohtsuka  ...  Batou (voice)
Tôru Ôkawa  ...  Saito (voice)
Sakiko Tamagawa  ...  Tachikoma (voice)
Oki Sugiyama  ...  Proto (voice)
Masahiro Ogata  ...  Azuma (voice)
Eri Oono  ...  Operator (voice)
Eiji Sekiguchi  ...  Akafuku (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara  ...  Kayabuki (voice)
Tesshô Genda  ...  Nakamura Bucho (voice)
Ryûji Saikachi  ...  
Natsuo Tokuhiro  ...  
Shiro Saito  ...  
Daisuke Egawa  ...  
Hikari Yono  ...  
Tôru Ohkawa  ...  Saito (voice)
Summary: Politics and cyber-espionage collide as the first season of the broadcast series based on Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell comes to a suitably violent conclusion. The filmmakers manage to gather up most of the threads of the complicated narrative: the super-hacker known as The Laughing Man, the scandal surrounding bogus cures for "cyberbrain sclerosis," the corrupt government ministers implicated in those scandals, and the growing cognizance of the crab-like Tachikoma robots. Nothing is simple in the world of Shirow Masamune and Mamoru Oshii, and some questions are left unanswered. Not surprisingly, the season ends with the officers of Public Security Section 9 hot on a new case, leading into the "2nd Gig" series. The two discs contain the same material, but one features Dolby Digital audio, the other DTS 5.1: which sounds better is largely a question of individual taste and the configuration of the viewer's sound system. (Rated 13 and older: violence, violence against women, grotesque imagery, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon