Individual Eleven

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Individual Eleven

Unlike The Laughing Man, which stuck to the storyline of the TV series, Individual Eleven has gone through a bold editing phase, and the relationship between Kuze and Motoko is even more highlighted than in the TV series. This is a re-born 2nd Gig.

The year is 2030. Six months passed since the Laughing Man Incident was solved. About 3 million refugees are living in Japan, invited to fill the labor shortage. However, the emergent presence of the invited-refugees intensified their confrontation with the "Individualists", who called for national isolation, which then led to the increased incidences of terrorist attacks. Under these circumstances, a terrorist group called the Individual Eleven carries out a suicide attack.
But there was a greater scheme behind their action. When Section 9 learns this, they attempt to nail down the mastermind of the incident.

Meanwhile, Kuze, a surviving member of the Individual Eleven, becomes a charismatic leader of the invited-refugees and intensifies the confrontation against the government. And Motoko starts feeling a strange sense of fate connecting her with Kuze...

Invited-refugees from Asia: At the time of the Third and the Fourth World Wars, about three million Asians became refugees. As a source of cheap labor, they were invited into Japan. Thus they were called "invited-refugees." As post-war Japan recuperated, the unemployment rate of the invited-refugees increased. This developed a circumstance that could lead to a conflict. The problems surrounding the invited-refugees might explode any minute...

Release date in Japan: January 27, 2006
Format: 1 x 161'

© Shirow Masamune - Production I.G/KODANSHA