|Manga Entertainment along with Bandai Entertainment is excited to bring you the most exciting new sci-fi series of the year! Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex was co-produced by both Manga and Bandai and created by the revered animators at Japan's Production I.G (Kill Bill, Ghost in the Shell). Directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Blood: The Last Vampire, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade) with music by Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop), the series continues the story of the acclaimed anime feature film Ghost in the Shell which was based on the popular manga by revered Japanese comic book artist Shirow Masamune. Female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi and her fellow police officers of Section 9 hunt down a host of criminals in both the real and online worlds.|
In the first four episodes Kusanagi and Section 9 must resolve a hostage crisis, hunt down a runaway state-of-the-art killing machine, solve a mystery behind recent android suicides and investigate a high level conspiracy involving a mysterious computer hacker. Set in the not too distant future where technology plays a key role in everyday life, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex utilizes the latest in full Digital animation presenting illustrious characters and meticulous design along with dramatic animated action.
Disc 1: Dolby Digital Disc
Editor's NoteBased on the manga by Masamune Shirow and directed by Kenji Kamiyama, GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX takes viewers to futuristic society where technology has saturated citizens' daily lives. Along with the new technology comes new types of crime that exploits it, but female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team of police, Section 9, devote their lives to chasing criminals, both on land and in cyberspace. In these episodes, the team must figure out the secret behind a spate of android suicides, stop a far-reaching hacker conspiracy, solve a hostage situation, and much more!
|Atsuko Tanaka - Voice Of|
|Kenji Kamiyama - Director|
|Masamune Shirow - Based On Writings By|
|Yoko Kanno - Original Music By|
|Yoshiki Sakurai - Screenplay|
Ghost in the Shell was one of my first exposures to Japanese feature length anime. It was at its time a superb technical and artistic achievement, and still is today, despite the number o anime series that have borrowed from it. Now a new venture brings the same contest to the more intimate anime experience. And once again the durability of the plot and ideas are demonstrated to a new audience. This is a must own DVD.
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