Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex - 2nd Gig, Vol. 2 (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)
Yuji Aoki  ...  
Katsumi Chô  ...  
Ryuichi Horibe  ...  
Hiroshi Ito (II)  ...  
Sukekiyo Kameyama  ...  
Tôru Ohkawa  ...  Saito (voice)
Summary: As the second season of Stand Alone Complex continues, the filmmakers keep the suspense running high. Numerous subplots arise that appear to be linked, as they were in the case of the Laughing Man in the first season. Kusanagi, Batou, and even Chief Arakami chafe when they're drafted to protect the Prime Minister from would-be assassins. Behind these threats and other incidents lies the Individual Eleven, a cell that may parallel the May 15th Incident, an event well known to Japanese audiences but unfamiliar to Americans. (On May 15, 1932, a group of junior naval officers and army cadets assassinated Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi, ensuring that power would remain in the hands of the militarists.) But the devious and hideously scarred intelligence officer Kazundo Gohda may be the puppet-master behind actions of the Individual Eleven--and many others. Stand Alone Complex--2nd Gig continues the tight plotting, dynamic action sequences, and appealing character relationships that made the series a hit. The story points concerning the status of an impoverished refugee population give the show a depressing contemporary feel. The extras include a two-part interview with character designers Takayuki Goto and Tetsuya Nishio. (Rated 13 and older: violence, violence against women, brief nudity, alcohol and tobacco use) --Charles Solomon