The Original "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" Returns to Japanese TV in April

Re-broadcast continues 25 anniversary celebration of "Ghost in the Shell" manga


To coincide with the release of Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture and to continue the 25th anniversary celebrations for Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga, three independent TV stations in the Kanto region of Japan will be re-broadcasting Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex beginning in April.



Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, directed by Kenji Kamiyama, originally ran on SkyPerfecTV! beginning in October of 2002. Stand Alone Complex is a cyberpunk police procedural that adapts Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga, although unlike earlier adaptations it focuses more on the team dynamic of Section 9 rather than focusing almost exclusively on the characters of Major Motoko Kusanagi and Batou, who were the centerpieces of Mamoru Oshii's films.



Stand Alone Complex is known for its unique structure of alternating “standalone” and “complex” episodes, its high production values, and its excellent music composed by Yoko Kanno. It is well known in North America as a long-running part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim Toonami programming block.


The re-broadcast begins on April 01, 2015 on TV Kanagawa (aka tvk), Television Saitama (aka Teretama), and Chiba TV.




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