It is the year 2030. The "real world" and the "net world" have melded ever closer, simultaneously blurring and challenging the boundaries of consciousness, reality, and existence. Humans continue to replace body parts with improved cyber versions to enhance performance, endurance, and - hopefully - quality of life. Implanted cybernetic devices are becoming commonplace. This use of technology has become so integrated into society that those who do not engage in the use of cybernetic organs are often regarded by others with suspicion. It is in this environment that female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi and her fellow police officers of Section 9 work to keep the peace. Set in the not-too-distant future where technology plays a key role in everyday life, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex utilizes the latest in full Digital animation, presenting illustrious characters and meticulous design along with dramatic animated action. Co-produced by Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment, created by the revered animators at Japan's Production I.G (Kill Bill, Ghost in the Shell), and directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Blood: The Last Vampire, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade) with music by Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop), the series continues the story of the acclaimed anime feature film Ghost in the Shell, which was based on the popular manga by revered Japanese comic book artist Shirow Masamune.