Masamune Shirow's ground-breaking cyberpunk thriller returns for the brand new smash-hit second season - "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig"! Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 continue to fight terrorists in both the real and on-line worlds. Acclaimed anime directors Mamoru Oshii and Kenji Kamiyama have teamed up with the award-winning animation staff at Japan's acclaimed Production IG studio to bring you the most exciting and highly-anticipated new series of the year - "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig. Section 9, Japan's high-mobility anti-crime unit, is back in action! The Major's got her work cut out for her as she leads her team on a series of new cases now that the Laughing Man case has been closed. Uprisings over the treatment of a wave of Asian immigrants threaten the political landscape, and the new Prime Minister brings in Section 9 to offer their services - but on a much tighter leash than they're used to. After being reinstated, they must stop an assassin who is killing high-ranking officials, out manoeuvre an incredibly talented thief, and unravel the reason a high-tech helicopter malfunctioned. And all under the supervision of the mysterious and disturbing man known as Gohda.