Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Complete Collection
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09.Chat! Chat! Chat!
26.Stand Alone Complex
English and Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
English and Japanese 2.0 Stereo
Tachikomatic Days Animated Shorts
Interviews with cast and crew
Well, anyway, GITS SAC revolves around the investigation of a cyber-terrorist known as the "laughing man." Throughout the series attempts are made to stop this heinous criminal only to reveal that the plot is much thicker and deeper than first imagined.
Along with the overlying plot, stand alone episodes act as avenues for character development, philosophical questioning as well as world building. Perhaps two of the better (or at least entertaining in my point of view) episodes consist of Batou's backstory while investigating a fighter and the tachikoma's consistent questioning of life and death.
Though these stand alone episodes offer much in the way of development, they have a habit of breaking the pace a little. If you are not intending to watch large chunks of the series at a time or in reasonable sucession, important details can easily be forgotten.
All and all, GITS SAC offers espionage, action, philosophical debate and characters that you can't help to feel for. Just remember one thing while diving through the GITS SAC world: Nothing is at it seems. And one other thing: it doesn't hurt to keep the remote in hand to rewind to what you missed.
For those of you who are not very well versed in anime, you should really take a look at this series, to give you an idea of how influential "Ghost in the Shell" is, Ghost in the Shell inspired the American movie series "The Matrix". "The Matrix" was basically an American play on "GitS" to a degree. also, a bit of a note, every single episode of this series got nearly a movie budget, so the animation quality is top notch and they really didn't seem to cut any corners in general, it's well thought out and does not have a rushed ending of any sorts.
It does an amazing job of portraying a very possible future, and if you are into computers and engineering, you will know that the future portrayed is frighteningly possible. Where the line between human and machine blur, and where the world is a very troubling place if you just poke a little under the surface. The series follows a cyborg woman named Motoko and her co-workers in the special police force named "Section 9" as they tackle the crimes of the future.
The good first large chunk of episodes are there to basically introduce you to the characters of Section 9 and to the world. Given that these are some pretty deep characters and a pretty complicated world, they do a good job in fleshing out the characters and giving you a feel for how the world is like in the future in preparation for the main story arc, "The Laughing Man".Read more ›
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Found inside of case "Dust and Water Spots", after cleaning having problems with dvd's pausing and skipping .Published 1 month ago by CoolLeatherbob
This is one of the best anime series out there. Its story is complex and thought provoking, the artwork is wonderful, and the music is wonderful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul J McLaughlin
Product arrived as listed, sealed, and undamaged. I'm a fan of the original film, but love the show and recommend it to any sci-fi, cyberpunk, or anime fans.Published 3 months ago by Graham Simms
Stand Alone Complex is not easy to follow, plot-wise, but if you are willing to let that go then you will find this to be a very good and interesting feature. Read morePublished 4 months ago by rbrogan3
Very well written story, be sure to get the full series if you're into futuristic technology-themed anime.Published 4 months ago by khorey smith
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|How is this different from the first season one release?||
The 2004 Release was a Collection of the seven DVD's in a box that held all seven DVD cases.
This Release is all seven discs in one box much like the Anime Legends and Complete Collection Releases from Bandai.
Like Cowboy Bebop Remix Anime Legends, Outlaw Star Complete Collection, and Escaflowne... Read More
Jan 17, 2009 by J. M. Hernandez | See all 7 posts
|Anyone know where i could purchase just one disc of this?||
This series was originally sold as seven individual dvds. The anime legends edition is also seven dvds. Just buy volume 3 of the original single releases.
May 30, 2010 by J. Colorez | See all 3 posts
|Is this the whole series or just one season?||Be the first to reply|
|Why 100 minutes less?||Be the first to reply|
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