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

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©2003-2007 Shirow Masamune - Production I.G/KODANSHA 

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: 561 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 100 votes (sub:64, dub:33, raw:1, others:2
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Seen in part or in whole by 1566 users, rank: #730 (of 6494)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.205 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.5532, rank: #306 (of 6493)
Weighted mean: 8.183 (Very good+), rank: #281 (of 6493) (seen all: 8.21 / seen some: 7.35)
Bayesian estimate: 8.169 (Very good+), rank: #196 (of 4946)
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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    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (Blu-Ray) 2011-06-21 (from $12.66)
DVD (Region 1)
    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (DVD) 2007-10-02 (from $9.44)

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 Kato 
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 Kato 
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 
Takashi Onozuka as Paz 
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
Animation: Production I.G 
Background Art: Bihou, Inc. 
Music Production: Victor Entertainment 
Production Studio: Production I.G 
English cast
English staff
Translation: David Fleming 
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi 
Diana Gage 
Taku Otsuka 

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 Adamthwaite as Imura 
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 
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 
Emmanuel Gradi as Paz 
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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