Stand Alone Complex
Solid State Society 3D
With more than 2.3 million copies sold in Japan and more than 100.000 copies per volume sold in the USA as of January 2011, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is one of the most successful and influencing Japanese animation franchises in the world.
Feature-length Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society, the third chapter of the GITS: SAC series and originally released in 2006, has now been fully converted into stereoscopic 3D, with director Kenji Kamiyama overseeing the conversion process, and a newly animated opening sequence added.
Child abduction, memory manipulation, imploding and ageing society, cyber crimes, serial suicides, bioterrorism... the future society depicted by Kamiyama four years ago will seem even closer to our reality now... and this 3D will cyberize your brain!
A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team, that has considerably increased its appointed personnel. The expanded new Section 9 confronts a rash of complicated incidents, and investigations reveal that an ultra-wizard hacker named the Puppeteer is behind the entire series of events.
In the midst of all, Batou, who was stalking the case on a separate track, encounters Motoko. She goes away after saying, "Stay away from the Solid State Society." Batou is left with a doubt in his mind. Could Motoko be the Puppeteer?
The series of intriguing incidents that Section 9 faces gradually link together almost artistically. Who is the Puppeteer? What will happen to Batou's relationship with Motoko? What is the full truth behind this carefully planned perfect crime? And what will the outcome be? Mysteries surround the Solid State Society...
Release in Japan: March 26, 2011
Format: 1 x 108'
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