Scott Schmeisser · From fps #5 · November 1, 2005
| Ghost in the Shell
returns for a second season of cyberpunk television with 2nd Gig
. Also returning is first season director Kenji Kamiyama and Production I.G., bolstered with animators who had worked on Innocence
, the second Ghost in the Shell
movie. With some slightly different character designs (for example, Major Kusanagi now seems to wear more appropriate clothing), 2nd Gig
's animation looks even better than that of the first season. Given the first four episodes of this season it seems like it should live up to it plotwise as well.
Picking up some months after the events at the end of the previous season, Major Kusanagi and the rest of Section 9 have reformed but are still waiting to be given official status by the new government. Things change when, in the first episode, terrorists trying to force the Japanese government to stop the acceptance of Asian refugees take over an embassy. Of course, the government sends in Section 9 instead.
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