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A Modest Rebellion

A Modest Rebellion ささやかな反乱Sasayaka na Hanran

Season #

1 (SAC)

Episode #



Transcript:A Modest Rebellion

Air Dates


October 15, 2002


November 21, 2004

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Episode Type
Stand Alone episode

Stand Alone episodeThis episode takes place independently of the main plot. This is the third stand-alone episode of the season and the third episode overall.


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 to try to uncover any possible wrongdoings by the manufacturer. As it turns out, all the androids were of the same model, an obsolete product known as the GA07_JL android, dubbed the Jeri by its small but loyal fanbase. The Genesis Jeri-model android was popular because of the ease with which an end-user could modify it to their own specifications. While the plant manager half-jokingly comments that the Jeris have grown despondent because of their obsolete status, Kusanagi discovers that a virus has been inserted into the mainframe, probably by an end-user who had sent his Jeri back to Genesis for refurbishing. Then it's revealed that the user wanted to eliminate the other Jeri's so that his would be unique. The episode also includes an extended homage to the French New Wave film Breathless (1960 film).