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Kusanagi's Labyrinth

Kusanagi's Labyrinth 草迷宮Kusa Meikyū

Season #

2 (2nd GIG)

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Transcript:Kusanagi's Labyrinth

Air Dates


June 5, 2004


February 11, 2006

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One Angry Man


To Those Without Even a Name...

Episode Type

This is an Individual episode.

This is an Individual episode. This episode ties in with the Individual Eleven storyline. This is the second Individual episode overall and the eleventh episode of the season.


Batou and Togusa test eight potential new recruits for Section 9. Each man is paired off to create four different teams, and each team is tasked with tracking the Major; however, the Major proves to be a difficult target to track, and eventually she loses all four teams attempting to track her. Shortly after losing the last team Kusanagi is unexpectedly hacked, leaving her in a seemingly empty street with no communication links. Kusanagi seeks to find a way to escape the hack, which leads her to wander into another part of town. Here, she happens across a shop that stores people external memories, and learns of the story of two child cyberbodies carefully preserved in the shop. The bodies once belong to a boy and girl who were involved in a terrible plane crash, and eventually the two children became the only survivors of the wreck. While the boy was in the hospital he learned that he was paralyzed, except for his left hand, which he used to make origami cranes non-stop for the girl, but one day the girl, who had been in a coma since arriving in the hospital, unexpectedly went downhill fast, and was moved to the Operating Room. The boy believed that she had died, but one day some two years later she was brought to the hospital in an effort to convince the boy to switch to a full cyborg body after previous attempts by a relative and doctor had failed. The boy was reluctant to do so at first because the girl had difficulty with the fine movement skills of the body, but eventually relented and went full-cyborg. Years later the boy, who had been searching for the girl since he left the hospital, happened across her child issue cyborg body in a lab and took upon himself to preserve it. When Kusanagi inquires as to the current whereabouts of the boy, she learns that he was shipped out in the last days of the war, and has not been heard from since. Before Kusanagi leaves, she carefully folds her sugar wrapper into an origami crane] and places it in the car beside the boy, saying "I'll bet that even now...that girl is still searching for the first boy she ever loved."

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