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Daisuke Aramaki


Daisuke Aramaki荒巻大輔Aramaki Daisuke


Public Security Section 9


Lieutenant colonel/Chief

Home country



5'0.25" (153 cm)[1]

Seiyū (Japanese)

Osamu Saka

Voice actor(s) (English)

William Frederick Knight

Daisuke Aramaki (荒巻大輔, Aramaki Daisuke) is chief of Public Security Section 9.

In Stand Alone Complex, Lieutenant Colonel Aramaki is a strict chief, who is referred to by others in Section 9 as the "old ape" (likely due to being drawn in the original manga with a face that appeared to be half monkey, half man). He is fiercely loyal to the members of Section 9, and would often puts his own career on the line to ensure the survival of the rest of his team.

In 2nd GIG, Aramaki uses his political connections and no small amount of bargaining with the new prime minister to get Section 9 reinstated.

It is revealed in Mamoru Oshii's Ghost In The Shell that Aramaki, together with Togusa, are the only fully human members of Section 9 (aside from a cyberbrain).

  • In the Stand Alone Complex Visual Book released by Hobby Japan, Aramaki's hair was poked at for fun in one comic strip when Batou makes some comments about it. Aramaki lifts his hair to reveal metallic parts, possibly for his cyberbrain. This incident unsettled Batou significantly.
  • Near the end of Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG, Aramaki's missing brother, Yousuke Aramaki, appears to Kuze and asks him what he intends to do with the refugees. In the last episode, he was seen helping the refugees evacuate to the Dejima bridge via small boats.
  • The Solid State Society movie reveals that he was estranged from his mentor Colonel Tonoda whom he helped to put in prison (like his character does in the course of the original GITS manga) sometime before the SAC series began, and that he was actually married at one point.
  • Aramaki's physical appearance looks almost exactly like that of the character "Dusty the coffin maker" in the 1968 Spaghetti Western: If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death.



  1. [1], Daisuke Aramaki
Characters of Ghost in the Shell

Section 9: Major Kusanagi | Batou | Togusa | Chief Aramaki | Saito | Pazu | Ishikawa | Borma | Proto | Azuma | Yano

Government: Prime Minister Kayabuki | Chief Cabinet Secretary Takakura

Cabinet Intelligence Service: Kazundo Gouda

Others: Laughing Man | Puppet Master | Hideo Kuze | Kubota

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