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…