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The Copycat will Dance

The Copycat will Dance 模倣者は踊るMohōsha wa Odoru

Season #

1 (SAC)

Episode #



Transcript:The Copycat will Dance

Air Dates


November 5, 2002


December 12, 2004

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The Inviting Bird will Chant



Episode Type
Complex episode.

Complex episode.This episode advances the main plot, which centers on the Laughing Man incident. This is the third complex episode and the sixth episode overall.


Things go fairly haywire as Kusanagi suspects that The Laughing Man has inserted a virus into the police units guarding the Superintendent-General. As Section 9 members struggle to evacuate the Superintendent-General to safety, the anti-virus team at HQ races to develop a vaccine to protect against it. However, random civilians begin joining in the assassination attempt as well, without any sort of external influence. After escorting the Superintendent-General to safety and apprehending all of the assassins, the police are left wondering what caused dozens of completely unrelated people to attempt to murder a single man. After the immediate threat is averted, Aramaki orders Section 9 to open their own investigation into the Laughing Man case.