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Those Who Have the Motive

Those Who Have the Motive 動機ある者たちDōki aru Monotachi

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2 (2nd GIG)

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Transcript:Those Who Have the Motive

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March 6, 2004


December 17, 2005

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This is an Individual episode. This episode ties in with the Individual Eleven storyline. This is the first Individual episode overall and the fifth episode of the season.


Prime Minister Kayabuki has formally renounced the Refugee Special Action Policy; a move that has drawn much criticism from refugees all over Japan. While on a tour of the Dejima Island, a major center for the refugee population, the Prime Minister receives an assassination threat and Aramaki is summoned to Fukuoka to offer his insight into the threat. The cabinet wants Section 9 to protect the Prime Minister, a role the team reluctantly agrees to. Meanwhile, Ishikawa and Togusa uncover interesting information on the ideology of the Individual Eleven terrorist group. It seems the organization has ties to the May 15 Incident, in which a group of army officers assassinated a former Prime Minister and then gained support from the general population for their undying conviction in their beliefs. Elsewhere, the Prime Minister arrives at a Buddhist Temple to meditate but is unexpectedly confronted by an assassin. Thanks to a swift response from Kusanagi and Batou, the PM is spared from certain death but in the ensuing chaos the assassin manages to elude Section 9.

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Tachikoma 1: If I understand it correctly, zen is not so much a religion, but rather it is a means of freeing human karma from worldly thoughts, right?
Tachikoma 2: For us, maybe it correlates to deleting data from our cache when it's full.
Tachikoma 1: Yeah, maybe it's similar to that, and having our data synchronized, too.
Tachikoma 2: Wow, if that's true, maybe we could link up with someone who's meditating , and download enlightenment!
Tachikoma (all): Yeah!