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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Season 1 Episode 10

SA: A Perfect Day for a Jungle Cruise; JUNGLE CRUISE

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Jan 16, 2005 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Marco Amoretti, a former Navy Petty Officer from the American Empire, has come to Japan and is committing heinous acts of brutality against women. Section 9 is assisted in this matter by the American Empire's CIA. While this doesn't sit well with Public Security's members, Batou finds the whole case particularly hard on his psyche as the nightmares from his past rear their ugly head.moreless

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  • Jungle cruise is pretty good.

    Jungle cruise is one of the best episodes of Ghost in the shell even. It's has some gore in it, but other then that it is great. And we get to see Batou's past in it. And it was one filled with violence and blood spill. So this has to be one dark episode of the show.
  • it could be called like that.

    An American serial killer with an unusual (and brutal) methodology enters Japan and proceeds to leave carnage in his wake: Slicing women's torso skin off in the form of a t-shirt. Batou has seen this before deep in the jungles of South America.

    The thing is that Batou know that guy. He was Batou's CO in the South America, so Batou takes this personal.

    Great Episode!
Bob Papenbrook

Bob Papenbrook

Marco Amoretti

Guest Star

Doug Stone

Doug Stone


Recurring Role

Kirk Thornton

Kirk Thornton

Suzuki Satou

Recurring Role

Michael McConnohie

Michael McConnohie


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Japanese Names Mispronounced:
      The English voice artists who play Suzuki Sato and Tanaka Watanabe incorrectly pronounce their "given names" (see note above). Kirk Thornton says "Suzuki" in the English fashion, pronounciing the 'u' short, when it should be pronounced long. Joey Camen, also like Kirk Thornton's "Suzuki", gives a pause on the first syllable of "Tanaka". Unless the 'ta' in "Tanaka" is lenghtened, and looking by how his name is spelled on his business card (タナカ or Tanaka) it isn't, then each syllable in his name should be pronounced equally. There would only be a pause on the first syllable if Tanaka's name in Katakana script was spelled タアナカ. Doug Stone, the English voice artist for Matsuoka, will also pronounce "Tanaka" wrong.

    • When Tanaka Watanabe shows the police officers his business card, both officers look confused by the name on the card. The CIA agent's name is comprised of two Japanese family names. In addition, Suzuki Satō, the other CIA agent, also has a name made up of two family names.

    • Kanji on Signs at the Crane Habitat:
      売地 (Baichi) - Land for Sale
      売約済 (Baiyakusumi) - Sales Contract Closed
      鶴見台 (Tsuru Kendai [Also Midai]) - Crane Habitat

    • Kanji on Door Batou Enters:
      ポンプ室 関係者以外立入禁止 (Pump Shitsu - Kankeisha Igai Tachi'iri Kinshi) - Pump Room. Entry Prohibited unless Authorized Personnel.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Tachikoma 1: Wow, it sure is damp. Our optical camouflage visibility index is definitely going to shoot up.
      Tachikoma 2: Our gaskets won't corrode, will they?
      Bouma: Quit your whining. Just be thankful you don't have a sense of smell.
      Tachikoma 1: Is there an unpleasant odor? We can analyze it with our sensors.
      Tachikoma 2: Bouma's discomfort index is at 68%.
      Bouma: Ah, shut up.

    • Tanaka Watanabe: Technically, we're not guilty of doing a damn thing. This is a private war between them. It's their's alone. They're still on a jungle cruise that's out of time and place...because they can't forget about it.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Japanese Title: "A Perfect Day for Bananafish"

      The Japanese title is a reference to one of J.D. Salinger's short stories entitled "A Perfect Day for Bananafish". One of the characters in the story, Seymour Glass, is, like Marco Amoretti, a veteran of war (Seymour fought in World War II.). While their paths after the respective war they fought in are different, both had been emotionally scarred by the horrors they faced while in service to their country.

      Another reference to Bananafish can be found in episode 12 - "ESCAPE FROM".