Solid State Society begins
two years after the end of Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig. The Major has left Section 9, Togusa has moved up to take her leadership position, and Batou seems grumpy and bored.
I know where he’s coming from.
The first half hour or so of this film is, to be perfectly blunt and honest, ho-hum. The animation is generally average, the story doesn’t seem to be moving with much pace, and there’s a lot of “borrowing” from the first film going on. When I say borrowing, I don’t mean there are a few similarities; I mean direct borrowing, as in the main villain is the “Puppeteer,” who hacks into people’s cyberbrains and makes them do things (in the first GitS film the main antagonist was the
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