Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig Blu-ray

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About Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig Blu-ray

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig contains episodes 1-26.

The year is 2030 and six years have passed since the end of World War IV. Influxes of refugees are allowed into Japan to fill the labor gaps of the growing economy. Terrorist cells identifying themselves as the Individual Eleven have begun a series of ultranationalist attacks targeting refugee camps, foreign consulates and even the Prime Minister. A charismatic new leader rises amongst the refugee's resistance movement, a former memeber of the Individual Eleven. Simultaneously a top member of the Cabinet Intelligence Agency contacts Section 9 with shocking revelations and unknown ambitions regarding the current state of affairs.

When the refugee resistance procures a nuclear bomb can Major Motoko Kusanagi and Public Security Section 9 diffuse the situation and help avoid a catastrophic civil war? Can they uncover the mastermind orchestrating the situation? Who is the mysterious resistance leader and what link does he hold to Major's past?


  • Publisher: MANGA
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Science Fiction
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 650
  • Release Date: 2/21/2017
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.5
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

3 reviews

Cannot Reccomend

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Cannot recommend until the Eng audio and subtitles (or lack there of) are fixed.

Dub-titles are absolutely not acceptable!

Marred by technical issues, a very disappointing release

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Good: The image quality is fantastic, and the 5.1 audio for both the English dub and the original Japanese are great.

Bad: There is a problem with the English audio track on Episode 4. At 17:54, the line of dialogue plays in Japanese despite having the English audio track selected. Batou is supposed to say "Here they come!" but instead it plays the Japanese line "Kuruzo!".

The subtitles are closed captions for the hearing impaired. Sounds that play are given a subtitle like [feet shuffling], [door creaking], whenever they occur. It even displays [Singing in Japanese] when the OP plays, which is a Russian & Latin language song. Further, the subtitles are "dubtitles".

It's authored as a single chapter per episode. This means no skipping past openings, previews, episode halves, or to the Tachikomatic Days shorts easily. The extras (interviews, making of) from the DVD releases are not included.

Ghost in the Shell deserved better than this disappointing treatment.

Good for dub only afficiandios.


While everybody was complaining about all the perceived technical problems (and I won't deny that they exist) I was busy watching it. As I only watch dubbed anime when an english dub is present the so-called subtitle deficiency didn't bother me any, the audio problems-I never noticed them. Bottom line, if you are only going to watch it dubbed then buy this release.