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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Volume 02 (Episodes 5-8)
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex Volume 02
Episodes 5-8
Actors: Ryji Saikachi, Natsuo Tokuhiro, Shiro Saito, Daisuke Egawa, Hikari Yono
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2004     2hr 0min

Major Motoko Kusanagi, Batou, Togusa, and the other officers from Public Security Section 9 battle crimes involving hackers, data tampering, and cyber-drugs as the broadcast series based on Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shel...  more »


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Actors: Ryji Saikachi, Natsuo Tokuhiro, Shiro Saito, Daisuke Egawa, Hikari Yono
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Manga Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/28/2004
Original Release Date: 11/07/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 11/07/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Ghost -SAC is rockin'
GreyGhost | Missouri | 10/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So far, I've enjoyed this series very much, more so than the movie, it seems to follow the Manga more closely in both style and story ... I'm looking forward to the next installment as well ...

I see someone has had a problem with the sound, well copy and paste this address:

It's a keeper for Anime fans
Kirby Staples | Clearwater, FL United States | 10/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a fan of the orignal GitS, and of Stand Alone Complex Vol. 1, I really looked forward to Vol. 2 and I was not disappointed. The story continued where it left off in Vol. 1, but this time we learn even more about the Major, her skills and maybe a small scene to some, but to me when she blocked a blow and it...well, don't want to spoil it, but it shows how powerfully build she is. While the Laughing Man from the first vol. took up lots of the time, the other episodes showed more of her personality. Including a huge surprise about her love life that was cut-out of the US verison of GitS comic.

The art, action are crisp and clean, the US voice acting is very good, not perfect at times, but they've spend money getting some good voice actors. As for the sound complain in another review, I started off with no sound, then realised that I had set-up for DTS sound, which I don't have. After resetting to stereo the sound came on and it sounded great.

I recommend Ghost in the Shell for any anime fan.

NO Extras on DTS version?
B. Smythe | Washington DC | 06/15/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The show is great and DVD sound and picture are great. But, I noticed my DVD has no Extras (the interviews with Aramaki's voice actor andthe composer) even though the box says it is supposed to. Also, the DVD does not have 5.1 sound even though the box claims it does. Did I just get an old DVD in a new box? Maybe it was sitting int the warehouse for a long time? Series is worth having on DVD if you can afford it

****Did anyone else experience the NO EXTRAS problem?****
Sesho | Pasadena, TX USA | 09/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The agents of Section 9 are desperately tracking down the cyber-terrorist "Laughing Man" before he can carry out his plans to kill the Police Superintendent-General. The problem is, does the Laughing Man even exist? Is it one person or a more wide-spread conspiracy? And what is the truth that they want to be revealed?
In the third Episode on this DVD, Section 9 investigates a foreign revolutionary who seems to have nine lives and more. The last episode hits a more personal note with the Major after a friend informs her of suspicious organ traffic which saved a little girl from being forced to have a prosthetic body. The girl happens to be around the same age as the Major when she became a cyborg.

I have to say that this second volume of SAC is probably one of best anime videos I have ever seen. It has it all. Complex plots, finely choreographed fight scenes, brillantly edited sequences, and great acting! It has more heart than 99% of the shows you see on television. The character interactions are superb and the continuing mystery of the Laughing Man becomes more and more interesting. And let's not forget the masterful soundtrack by Yoko Kanno, the greatest composer working in the world. This disk even includes an interview with her, along with the Japanese voice actor that plays Aramaki. Also features the Tachikoma comedic shorts at the end of each episode.

Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen and 5.1 English and Japanese.