Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

10 Worst Episodes of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

In the future when technological enhancements and robotics are a way of life, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 take care of the jobs that are too difficult for the police. Section 9 employs hackers, sharpshooters, detectives and cyborgs all in an effort to thwart cyber criminals and their plans to attack the innocent.

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - S3E1

#1 - NO NOISE NO LIFE - Sustainable War (Season 3 - Episode 1)

The United States, 2045. Working as mercenaries, the Major and her team, including newbie Stan, defend a gated town from outlaws. Togusa takes a call.

The episode was rated 6.81 from 27 votes.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - S3E3

#2 - MAVERICK - MIA (Season 3 - Episode 3)


As Togusa dives into cyberspace to track his former team members, the group is detained by a mysterious American organization seeking to employ them.

The episode was rated 7.09 from 23 votes.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - S3E10

#3 - NET PEOPLE - Reasons Leading to Flameout (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Section 9 investigates a possible post-human hacker who uses the web to incite physical attacks on people. The trail leads to a high school student.

The episode was rated 7.32 from 22 votes.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - S3E7

#4 - PIE IN THE SKY - First Bank Robbery (Season 3 - Episode 7)


Back in Japan after six years, Batou decides to take a break while waiting for his delayed team. Then some amateur bank robbers interrupt his fun.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 24 votes.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - S3E4

#5 - SACRIFICIAL PAWN - Emissary from the Divide (Season 3 - Episode 4)

While researching the team's disappearance and John Smith, Togusa takes a calculated risk. The GHOST members question the true nature of their mission.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 24 votes.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - S3E11

#6 - EDGELORD - The Revolution of the 14-year-olds (Season 3 - Episode 11)


Pudding helps analyze the Thinkpol program while the Major and Togusa search for clues about the post-human middle school student Takashi Shimamura.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 24 votes.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - S1E3

#7 - Android and I (Season 1 - Episode 3)

A series of android suicides prompts Section 9 to investigate the manufacturer.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 232 votes.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - S1E19

#8 - SA: Embraced by a Disguised Net; CAPTIVATED (Season 1 - Episode 19)


Former Prime Minister Kanzakiโ€™s daughter has been abducted, and Section 9 is called in to investigate her disappearance. The prime suspect in the case is Blindfold Ivan, the pseudonym for the North Territories Russian Mafia. Blindfold Ivan uses the same modus operandi in its abductions: over a three-day period, multiple underage women are kidnapped and then shipped to chop shops where they are killed, and all organs and cybernetic pieces are taken to be sold on the black market. Kanzaki had previously downplayed these mass kidnappings and denied the existence of Blindfold Ivan in an effort to strengthen ties between Russia and Japan; however, he publicly reveals the kidnapping of his daughter at Aramakiโ€™s request in order to save his daughter. The news abruptly changes the situation by thrusting the kidnapping ring's leader, an ex-SVR officer named Cruzkowa Bosyeltnov, into the center of a scandalous, nationwide media event.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 132 votes.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - S3E2

#9 - AT YOUR OWN RISK - Divided by a Wall (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Armed by a generous patron, the Nomads attack Section 9 with AI drones. Togusa accepts a new mission from Japan's peace-seeking Prime Minister.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 24 votes.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - S2E2

#10 - DI: Well-Fed Me; NIGHT CRUISE (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is put on full display. A Japanese National named Gino, who suffered through the horrors of Non-Nuclear World War IV, the Second Vietnam War, now passes his days as a helicopter pilot for the chairman of a media conglomerate. His cushy job, however, does not take away the sheer internal pain that Gino is facing. As he moves through his isolated existence, Gino leaps between reality and fantasy. However, he keeps his dementia solely to himself. Having no one to help him, his condition continues to worsen.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 106 votes.

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