Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2004)

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Season 1 Episodes

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E1
Episode 1

SA: Public Security Section 9; SECTION-9

Major Kusanagi and Section 9 are called in to resolve a hostage crisis at a Geisha house staffed by an android Geisha. Then Aramaki is approached by a friend who reveals that one of the hostages in the Geisha house was under investigation.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E2
Episode 2

SA: Proof of Recklessness; TESTATION

A heavy-assault multiped tank runs amok under the control of an unknown hijacker. After going on a destructive spree at the Kenbishi Industries testing facility, the multiped takes off towards the urban area of Niihama.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E3
Episode 3

SA: A Modest Rebellion; ANDROID AND I

A series of android suicides prompts Section 9 to investigate the manufacturer. While Section Head Daisuke Aramaki questions the plant manager, Kusanagi and a Tachikoma covertly hack into the plant's database.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E4
Episode 4

C: The Visual Device will Laugh; INTERCEPTER

An old friend of Togusa's named Yamaguchi is murdered after sending him pictures concerning an unsolved case involving a hacker known as The Laughing Man.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E5
Episode 5

C: The Inviting Bird will Chant; DECOY

Section 9 suspects that the police investigators handling The Laughing Man case are using their primary suspect, a former Serano Genomics, Inc. programmer with a shady anti-corporate past.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E6
Episode 6

C: The Copycat will Dance; MEME

Things go fairly haywire as Kusanagi suspects that The Laughing Man has inserted a virus into the police units guarding the Superintendent General.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E7
Episode 7

SA: Idolatry; IDOLATOR

It has come to the attention of the Minister of Home Affairs that Jenoma revolutionary leader Marcelo Jarti has been visiting Japan regularly every five months.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E8
Episode 8

SA: The Fortunate Ones; MISSING HEARTS

Kurutan, a friend of Kusanagi's, calls the Major to the hospital where she works to look into the source of a young girl's heart transplant. It seems that the heart she received was given without consent of the owner's parents.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E9
Episode 9

C: The Man Who Lurks in the Darkness of the Net; CHAT! CHAT! CHAT!

Kusanagi enters a chat room dedicated to The Laughing Man. Various crackpot (and a few plausible) theories are passed around JFK-style as the chat room members view various bits of evidence from the Laughing Man case.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E10
Episode 10

SA: A Perfect Day for a Jungle Cruise; JUNGLE CRUISE

Marco Amereti, a former American Imperial Navy Petty Officer turned serial killer, has arrived in Japan and for the last two months has murdered several women by slicing the skin off their torsos in the form of a t-shirt.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E11
Episode 11

C: Inside the Forest of the Sub-Imagoes; PORTRAITZ

The Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare has been hacked into and classified material from their database has been stolen.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E12
Episode 12

SA: Tachikoma Runaway, The Movie Director's Dream; ESCAPE FROM

Early in the morning, Baton's Tachikoma self activates and leaves the Tachikoma storage bay to explore the outer world. While roaming the streets of the city the Tachikoma encounters a young girl searching for her lost dog.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E13
Episode 13

SA: Unequal Terrorist; NOT EQUAL

Sixteen years ago Aka Turkuro, the daughter of a pioneering cyber company CEO, was kidnapped by a group opposed to cyberization.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E14
Episode 14

SA: Automated Capitalism; ¥€$

Acting on a tip, Section 9 breaks up a cabal of thieves hell bent on wrecking a Japanese financial institution.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E15
Episode 15

SA: Time of the Machines; MACHINES DÉSIRANTES

Kusanagi's reservations regarding Section 9's Tachikoma units comes to a head.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E16
Episode 16

SA: Chinks in the Armour of the Heart; Ag2O

Sensitive information has been stolen from a U.S. Navy base and the primary suspect is a former Olympic silver medalist named Zaitsev.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E17
Episode 17

SA: The True Reason for the Unfinished Love Affair; ANGELS' SHARE

Major Kusanagi and Chief Aramaki are visiting London for an anti-terrorism conference.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E18
Episode 18

SA: Assassination Duet; LOST HERITAGE

After a five-year wait, Chinese vice foreign minister Jin has been allowed access to the Kagashewa war memorial in Japan.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E19
Episode 19

SA: Embraced by a Disguised Net; CAPTIVATED

Former Japanese Prime Minister Kanzaki’s daughter has been abducted and Section 9 is called in to investigate her disappearance.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E20
Episode 20

C: Vanished Medication; RE-VIEW

After the events of PORTRAITZ, Togusa uses J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye as a starting point and develops a theory that The Laughing Man is after something published on paper.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E21
Episode 21

C: Left-Behind Trace; ERASER

Togusa finds himself in the hospital after being shot, but is desperate to impart what he's learned to the rest of the group.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E22
Episode 22

C: Corporate Graft; SCANDAL

The Head of the DEA is arrested for murder in connection with the raid at the Sunflower Society building.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E23
Episode 23

C: The Other Side of Good and Evil; EQUINOX

The Laughing Man returns to again kidnap the CEO of Serano Genomics, just as he did six years before.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E24
Episode 24

C: Sunset in the Lonely City; ANNIHILATION

Having learned the entire truth behind the Laughing Man incident from The Laughing Man himself, and having confirmed the information with Mr. Serano, Section 9 is finally ready to make their move against the man behind the corporate terrorism.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E25
Episode 25

C: Smoke of Gunpowder, Hail of Bullets; BARRAGE

Aramaki has been released under his own recognizance and meets with the head of the Ministry of Justice to explain the situation and ask for help in ensuring his team members safety.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex S1E26
Episode 26

C: Public Security Section 9, Once Again; STAND ALONE COMPLEX

After 15 days of fierce fighting, the Umibozu complete their operation to dismantle Section 9 by assassinating Kusanagi and capturing Batou.