Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand alone complex - The laughing man)

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This full-length OVA release, based on the futuristic anime series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex", follows Major Motoko Kusanagi as she investigates the so-called "Laughing Man" incidents, in a world where humanity and robotics have become inextricably intertwined, and police are left seeking out not just criminals in the flesh, but in cyberspace. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand alone complex - The laughing man)

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  • Oct 01, 2015
    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. SAC does have its negatives (unrealistic at times) but there is plenty enough of good action, animation, dialogue, and interesting characters. While not as good as my all-time favorite animes, SAC is a cut above most of what is out there.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 13, 2009
    Kenji Kamiyama gets the honor of directing and putting together the fantastic Japanese animation known as <i>Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man</i>.<p>This film is basically a compilation of all the important bits and pieces of important episodes of the <i>Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex</i> first season. In my opinion, it is nicely put together. The story flows smoothly and despite it being just under 2 hours and 40 minutes, it never drags.</p><p>What will turn people off the most, is the fact that this film is futuristic and very high tech. There is a high level of attention required to follow and understand the story. Unless this is a watch for the second or even third time, this is not a film to just sit back and relax to. With that said, the detail of the story makes it all the more engrossing. There is so much to follow, including a nice twist at the end.</p><p>Visually, this animation is fantastic. There is detail for the characters as well as the surroundings and settings. The direction is superb, so it helps the film visually as well.</p><p>The voice acting is wisely chosen (both in Japanese AND English dubs). Each character has a voice that match their look and personality. Props to Atsuko Tanaka for bringing Motoko Kusanagi to life.</p><p><i>Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man</i> is a film for fans of the series, as well as the original films. A must see.
    JY S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2008
    On par with the original movie.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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