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Blade Runner: Black Lotus Review

What Is It?

The 2021 Adult Swim & Crunchyroll Japanese & American anime (animated) TV show Blade Runner: Black Lotus Review.

BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS | Official Trailer | adult swim
Trailer | BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS | adult swim

This is how The IMDb describes this anime TV show:

Los Angeles 2032. A young woman wakes up with no memories, and possessing deadly skills. The only clues to her mystery are a locked data device and a tattoo of a black lotus. Putting together the pieces, she must hunt down the people responsible for her brutal and bloody past to find the truth of her lost identity.

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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.

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Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society

What is it?

The 2006 science fiction anime television movie Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society Trailer [official]
Koukaku Kidoutai Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society Trailer

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this anime television movie:

A.D. 2034.

It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi 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 nicknamed the “Puppet Master” is behind the entire series of events.

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Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (Ghost In The Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG)

What is it?

The second season of the anime (animated) television show Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex called Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (Ghost In The Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG).

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG Trailer
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (Trailer)

What is it about?

This is how MyAnimeList describes this anime (animated) television show:

Following the closure of the “Laughing Man” case, Section 9 is re-established by Japan’s newly elected Prime Minister, Youko Kayabuki, to combat the persistent threat of cyber-terrorism.

A group calling themselves “The Individual Eleven” has begun committing acts of terror across Japan.

While Motoko Kusanagi, Daisuke Aramaki, Batou, and the other members of Section 9 investigate this new menace, the Japanese government faces a separate crisis, as foreign refugees displaced by the Third World War seek asylum in Japan.

But as the members of the special-ops team continually encounter Kazundo Gouda—a leading member of the Cabinet Intelligence Service—in their hunt, they begin to suspect that he may be involved, and that the events of the refugee crisis and The Individual Eleven may be more connected than they realize…

[Written by MAL Rewrite]