Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - El hombre que ríe (Spanish)
攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX The Laughing Man (Japanese)
攻殼機動隊 之 笑面男 (Chinese (Hong Kong))
攻殼機動隊STAND ALONE COMPLEX The Laughing Man (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: cyberpunk, police
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: In 2024, the terrorist incident known as "The Laughing Man Incident" occurred in which Ernest Serano, president of the groundbreaking micromachine company, Sereno Genomics, was kidnapped and ransomed. One day, the case having remained unsolved for six years, Detective Yamaguchi, who has been investigating "The Laughing Man Incident," sends word that he wants to meet with Togusa from Public Safety Section 9. However, soon after sending this message, Yamaguchi, crucial to the success of the case, dies in an accident. Many days pass and in the midst of a police interview relay concerning suspicions behind interceptors, a forewarning is received from "The Laughing Man" of his next crime. The incorporeal hacker begins to move once again.
User Ratings: 565 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 100 votes (sub:64, dub:33, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
 Excellent: 172 votes (sub:103, dub:60, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:5
3 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 143 votes (sub:82, dub:58, ?:1, raw:1, others:1
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 Good: 103 votes (sub:58, dub:39, raw:1, ?:1, others:4
2 Russian subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 French dubbed
 Decent: 29 votes (sub:19, dub:9, edit.dub:1)
 So-so: 7 votes (dub:4, sub:2, others:1
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 Weak: 4 votes (dub:3, sub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 1585 users, rank: #739 (of 7012)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.212 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.5113, rank: #316 (of 7028)
Weighted mean: 8.174 (Very good+), rank: #298 (of 7028) (seen all: 8.20 / seen some: 7.34)
Bayesian estimate: 8.159 (Very good), rank: #216 (of 5297)
Running time: 140 minutes
Vintage: 2005-09-23
Trivia: We have 1
This is a compilation of Laughing Man related material from the first season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex along with new footage and upgraded to theatrical film quality.
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kenji Kamiyama
Series Composition: Kenji Kamiyama
Music: Yoko Kanno
Original Manga: Masamune Shirow
Character Design: Makoto Shimomura
Art Director: Yusuke Takeda
Animation Director: Takayuki Goto
3D Director: Makoto Endo
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Director of Photography:
Hiroshi Tanaka
Koji Tanaka
3D Animation: Eiji Inomoto
3D Background Art: Hyo Kim (Bihou)
Background Art: Hiroshi Katō
Chief Writer: Kenji Kamiyama
Color Coordination: Yumiko Katayama
Editing: Junichi Uematsu
Key Animation: Tadashi Hiramatsu
Mechanical Designers:
Kenji Teraoka
Shinobu Tsuneki
Music Director: Yoshimoto Ishikawa
Music producer: Toshiaki Ohta
Production Design Model: Hiroshi Katō
Sound Effects: Daisuke Jinbo
Special Effects: Masahiro Murakami
Work Cooperation: Masamune Shirow
Akio Ohtsuka as Batou
Atsuko Tanaka as Motoko Kusanagi
Kouichi Yamadera as Togusa
Osamu Saka as Daisuke Aramaki

Sakiko Tamagawa as Tachikoma
Tarô Yamaguchi as Borma
Toru Ohkawa as Saito
Yutaka Nakano as Ishikawa

Ai Orikasa as Sano
Jouji Nakata as Kusunoki
Ken Narita as Nanao
Maaya Sakamoto as Little Mokoto
Minami Takayama as Kuroha
Miyu Irino as Omba
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Announcer
Yuko Kaida as Secretary
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Translation: David Fleming
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi
Casting Coordination: Theresa MacFarlane
Casting Director: Randi Riediger
Chief Producer: Nobuo Masuda
Production Assistant: Brian Cutts
Re-Recording Mixing: Keith A. Goddard
Recording engineer: Donovan Johnson
Script Adaptation: Mary Claypool
Script Editing: Mike Bridges
Subtitle Script: Amy Lipkowitz
Video Post-Production:
Michael Hey
Sean McConkey
Shannon Lum
Voice Direction: Keith A. Goddard
Alison Matthews as Motoko Kusanagi
David Kaye as Batou
Michael Adamthwaite as The Laughing Man
Russell Roberts as Daisuke Aramaki
Trevor Devall as Togusa

Brian Drummond as Saito
Cathy Weseluck as Tachikoma
Howard Siegal as Serano
Janyse Jaud as Tachikoma
John Murphy as Pazu
John Payne as Ishikawa
Kelly Metzger as Tachikoma
Mark Gibbon as Boma
Nicole Bouma as Tachikoma
Tabitha St. Germain as Tachikoma

Alberto Ghisi as Omba
Alec Willows as Hisashi Imakurusu
Alistair Abell as Infected Policeman
Andrew Francis as
Armed Suit Soldier #1
Andrew Kavadas as
Fake Laughing Man
Andrew Toth as
Entry Guard
Brian Drummond as Yamaguchi
Cathy Weseluck as Phoebe
Clay St. Thomas as Newscaster
Dale Wilson as Nibu
David Kaye as Prosecutor
David Pettitt as Chief Niimi
Janyse Jaud as Sano
Jason Simpson as
Armed Suit Soldier #2
Entry Guard
Security Police Captain
John Novak as Kubota
Louis Chirillo as
Michael Dobson as
Michael Kopsa as
Prime Minister
Nicole Bouma as Yamaguchi's Wife
Paul Dobson as
Geir Yasuoka
Peter New as Police Commander
Reece Thompson as Kuroha
Richard Newman as Nogi
Ron Halder as
Ministry of Justice Employee
Ross Douglas as
Saffron Henderson as
Simon Hayama as Umibozu Soldier
Tabitha St. Germain as Operator
Trevor Devall as Minister of Home Affairs
Trish Pattenden as Marta
English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group
Digital Download: Direct2Drive
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Manga Entertainment
Internet Streaming: Tubi TV (USA)
Licensed by: Bandai Entertainment
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Jacques Albaret
Bruno Magne as Aoi
Daniel Beretta as Batou
Helene Bizot as Motoko Kusanagi
Yann Pichon as Togusa

Antoine Tome as Ishikawa
Cyrille Monge as Saito
Frédéric Cerdal as Daisuke Aramaki
Jacques Albaret as Serano
Patricia Legrand as Tachikoma
Patrick Bethune as Borma

Gérard Rouzier as Daido
French companies
ADR Production: Studio Lincoln
Distributor: Beez Entertainment
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Distributor: Selecta Visión (Spain)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión
Spanish cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
Chinese (Hong Kong) staff
Chinese (Hong Kong) companies
Chinese (Hong Kong) cast

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