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Scott Matthew – Lithium Flower

Lithium Flower

What Is It?

Today’s song is the song Lithium Flower by Scott Matthew & Yoko Kanno & Tim Jensen, which was the closing theme song for the Japanese anime (animated) TV show Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and was featured on the soundtrack Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T..

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lithium flower · Scott Matthew

攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX O.S.T.+

℗ JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment

Released on: 2011-03-30

Composer: 菅野よう子
Lyricist: ティム・ジャンセン/TIM JENSEN

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Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045 (Season 1)

Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 (2020)
Titles: Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045
Languages: English, Japanese
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2020 Netflix action science fiction anime (animated) TV show Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045.

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Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven

What is it?

The 2006 Japanese anime OVA Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven.

Trailer (This is not for the OVA, but it is basically what it is about)

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG Trailer

OVA

Ghost in the Shell: New animation action 2019 – S.A.C. 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven

Scene

Ghost In The Shell: Individual 11 – Trailer

What is it about?

This is how The IMDb describes this anime OVA:

The year is 2030. Six months passed since the Laughing Man Incident was solved.

About 3 million refugees are living in Japan, invited to fill the labor shortage.

However, the emergent presence of the invited-refugees intensified their confrontation with the “Individualists”, who called for national isolation, which then led to the increased incidences of terrorist attacks.

Under these circumstances, a terrorist group called the Individual Eleven carries out a suicide attack.

But there was a greater scheme behind their action.

When Section 9 learns this, they attempt to nail down the mastermind of the incident.

Meanwhile, Kuze, a surviving member of the Individual Eleven, becomes a charismatic leader of the invited-refugees and intensifies the confrontation against the government.

And Motoko starts feeling a strange sense of fate connecting her with Kuze…

Invited-refugees from Asia: At the time of the Third and the Fourth World Wars, about three million Asians became refugees.

As a source of cheap labor, they were invited into Japan.

Thus they were called “invited-refugees.”

As post-war Japan recuperated, the unemployment rate of the invited-refugees increased.

This developed a circumstance that could lead to a conflict.

The problems surrounding the invited-refugees might explode any minute…

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Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – The Laughing Man

What is it?

The 2005 Japanese anime (animated) feature-length OVA Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – The Laughing Man.

Ghost In The Shell: The Laughing Man
Ghost In The Shell: The Laughing Man

What is it about?

This is how Fandom describes this OVA:

“The Laughing Man Incident” started off with a kidnap of Ernest Serano, the CEO of Serano Genomics in 2024, followed by blackmails targeting manufacturers of micromachines and medical equipment.

It was just the first of a series of terrorist incidents aimed at corporations, and it’s been speculated that the number of corporations targeted was the highest in the post-war period.

Several conjectures circulated regarding the final purpose of the criminal: terrorism against cyber and prosthetics technology, a corporate conspiracy, or simply a blackmailing scheme for money.

But the reality was that nothing was identified concerning the incident: nothing about the criminal’s nationality, sex, age, or even whether there was an accomplice or objective.

The only clear fact was that the Laughing Man was a top-notch hacker.

One day, Police Investigator Yamaguchi, who was tracking the Laughing Man Incident, calls Togusa in Section 9.

Yamaguchi dies mysteriously immediately afterwards.

A few days later, the Laughing Man hijacks the broadcast of a police news conference to express regrets about the incident.

Section 9 is dispatched to investigate the intentions of the invisible hacker known as “Laughing Man,” who finally broke his silence.