A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Kusanagi Motoko left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team, that has considerably increased its appointed personnel. The expanded new Section 9 confronts a rash of complicated incidents, and investigations reveal that an ultra-wizard hacker named the Puppeteer is behind the entire series of events.
In the midst of all, Batou, who was stalking the case on a separate track, encounters Motoko. She goes away after saying, "Stay away from the Solid State Society." Batou is left with a doubt in his mind. Could Motoko be the the Puppeteer?
The series of intriguing incidents that Section 9 faces gradually link together almost artistically. Who is the Puppeteer? What will happen to Batou`s relationship with Motoko? What is the full truth behind this carefully planned perfect crime? And what will the outcome be? Mysteries surround the Solid State Society...
Directed by Kamiyama Kenji and with the participation of the same staff from the popular series, GitS: SAC, this full-length 105 minute feature premiered in Japan on the SKYPerfecTV! satellite television network on September 1st, and was successively released on DVD on November 24th. Release outside Japan is to be July 3, 2007.
NOTE: The word "Puppeteer" is used in this text as a temporary translation for the original Japanese term "Kugutsu Mawashi
" ("傀儡廻") and it is not meant to be the official English adaptation. ["傀儡" = "kairai" = "puppet/marionette"; "廻" = "mawashi" has a lot of meanings, such as the belt of Sumo wrestlers, tippet, or replacement; "廻者" = "mawashimono" would mean spy/scout/agent.]
(Summary from Production I.G`s GitS: SAC SSS page at http://www.productionig.com/contents/works_sp/47_/index.html)
Animation by Production I.G.
R1/License by Manga Entertainment.
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