Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Season 2 Episode 26

IN: Return to Patriotism; ENDLESS∞GIG

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM May 28, 2006 on Cartoon Network



  • Allusions

    • Next Mission: "SUPER SPARTAN"

      Section 9's assembly under a canopy of cherry trees with their new AI is a direct reference to the first chapter of the 1991 Ghost in the Shell manga by Shirō Masamune entitled "SUPER SPARTAN". Motoko's line that they are done with the cherry blossom viewing is also taken directly from the manga.