Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society (movie)
"Super wizard" class hacker Kugutsu Mawashi (傀儡廻), roughly translated as "Puppet Master", is not to be confused with Ningyo Tsukai of the first movie. While there is no definite translation yet available, the name "Puppet Master" was the name used by the Production I.G staff during their panel at Anime Expo 2006.
Also announced at AX 2006 during the Production I.G panel was that Solid State Society is not scheduled to be the final iteration of the Stand Alone Complex series. There were no details on any future releases.
As part of the Nissan sponsorship, the movie features two concept cars designed by Nissan. The character Togusa drives a white Nissan's Sport Concept, and both Togusa and Aramaki travel in Nissan's 6 seater Infiniti Kuraza.
One of the security cyborgs resembles Charles Brenten from New Dominion Tank Police, another one of Shirow's works.
Nakamura from the first (GITS) movie makes a very minor appearance.
Some of the major themes explored in the movie are: Rhizomes, Cyberbrain Hub, Fredric Jameson's "Vanishing Mediator", Noble rot, Population Aging and Low Birth Rate.
Major Kusanagi's vehicle in the clinic scene is a modified Ferrari F430. Batou's car - also in the scene - is a Ford GT.
Production I.G has ten studios numbered 1 to 10. Studio 9 was actually established for the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series and at this time Production I.G had only seven studios but the "Section 9" element was so strong that became a decisive factor in the naming of the new structure.
Nissan's 6 seater Infiniti Kuraza's license plate is 3923 which read as san-kyuu-ni-san (in Japanese) or Thank you Nissan.
Loki, Conan, Max and Musashi are the names of four android agents belonging to Motoko Aramaki (one of Kusanagi's "net children") in Ghost in the Shell 2: Man/Machine Interface.
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