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Summary[]

Public Security Section 9 is called in to resolve a hostage crisis at a geisha house staffed by android geisha. After the crisis is taken care of, Chief Aramaki is approached by Kubota, who reveals that the Japanese Foreign Minister was being actively investigated by military intelligence after expressing interest in the Ichinose Report, a document detailing diplomatic and military actions to be taken in the event of a national crisis. Given the sensitive nature of the case, Kubota asks that Section 9 take over the investigation where the original team left off. While reviewing the details of the hostage crisis at the geisha house, Togusa figures out what really happened: the Foreign Minister had his cyberbrain switched with that of an unknown intelligence agent working for the American Empire. Section 9 springs into action, successfully preventing the American intelligence agent, who is using the Foreign Minister's body, from leaving the country with the sensitive report in his possession.

Noteworthy Dialogue[]

Opening Screen: It is a time when, even if nets were to guide all consciousness that had been converted to photons and electrons toward coalescing, standalone individuals have not yet been converted into data to the extent that they can form unique components of a larger complex.

Perp: [after being chased down by the Major] You people are cops?! Now I know there’s no hope for justice in the system!
Major: If you’ve got a problem with the world, change yourself. If that's a problem, close your eyes, shut your mouth, and live like a hermit. And if that’s a problem… [cocks gun and presses it against his head]

Batou: Borma, I’m almost at your location!
Borma: Don’t run out into traffic, okay?
Batou: I'll look before crossing, Mom. [he runs into traffic and is almost hit by Pazu and Borma’s car]

Batou: He’s got guts, burning out his own memories like that. He did it, even though he knew it might cause brain damage.

Major: [To Togusa] If you’ve got time to be depressed, why not grace us with your special talents?

Major: This next footage is of the Minister and a geisha going into the bathroom.
Aramaki: With a geisha?
Major: Apparently, he sometimes likes to swap bodies with geishas when he gets drunk.

Aramaki: At section 9, we aim to please.

Aramaki: Major!
Motoko: Almost there!
Aramaki: The military's itching to jump in. Watch your back!
Motoko: Thanks for the concern.

Batou: But Major! What if the robot geishas demand a pay raise?
Togusa: Knock it off.

Motoko: All personnel in position! Standing by!
Aramaki: Right. You're on.
Motoko: Go!
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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