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Summary[]

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has been hacked into, and classified material from their database has been stolen. Section 9 traces the hack and determined that the hack job originated from a facility that helps people with Cyberbrain Closed Shell Syndrome. Togusa goes undercover to investigate the social welfare facility, and immediately encounters suspicious behaviour from the facility's supervisors. Togusa manages to learn that a person called "the chief" visited the center during the week that the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare was hacked, but before he can determine the significance of this information Togusa is discovered; simultaneously, the facility unexpectedly goes online and Section 9’s databases are subsequently hacked, leading Kusanagi and Batou to make an emergency insertion to evacuate Togusa. The Chief is revealed to be the alter ego of a boy named Aoi, who seems to have vanished after the incident, with no evidence that he was ever a patient at the center, save for Togusa's testimony. But when Togusa draws Aoi's face from memory, the others are surprised to find that Togusa has drawn the infamous Laughing Man logo.

Noteworthy Dialogue[]

  • Writing, in blue oil-based paint, on the inside of the door to the cable box: "I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. Or should I?"
  • Writing, in blue oil-based paint, on lefty's catcher's mitt: "You know what I'd like to be? I mean if I had my goddamn choice, I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all."
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Episodes

1: Public Security Section 9 | 2: Runaway Evidence | 3: A Modest Rebellion |
4: The Visual Device will Laugh | 5: The Inviting Bird will Chant | 6: The Copycat will Dance |
7: Idolatry | 8: The Fortunate Ones | 9: The Man Who Dwells in the Shadows of the Net |
10: A Perfect Day for a Jungle Cruise | 11: In the Forest of Pupae |
12: Tachikoma Runs Away; The Movie Director's Dream |
13: Unequal Terrorist | 14: Automated Capitalism | 15: Time of the Machines |
16: Chinks in the Armor of the Heart | 17: The True Reason For The Unfinished Love Affair |
18: Assassination Duet | 19: Embraced by a Disguised Net | 20: Vanished Medication |
21: Left-Behind Trace | 22: Corporate Graft | 23: The Other Side of Good and Evil |
24: Sunset in the Lonely City | 25: Smoke of Gunpowder, Hail of Bullets |
26: Public Security Section 9, Once Again

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