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The Inviting Bird will Chant

The Inviting Bird will Chant マネキドリは謡うManekidori wa Utau

Season #

1 (SAC)

Episode #



Transcript:The Inviting Bird will Chant

Air Dates


October 29, 2002


December 5, 2004

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The Visual Device will Laugh


The Copycat will Dance

Episode Type
Complex episode.

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


Section 9 suspects that the Police Investigators handling the Laughing Man case are using their primary suspect, a former Serano Genomics, Inc. programmer with a shady anti-corporate past named Nanao Ei, as a decoy to hide some form of higher-level corruption. Aramaki orders Section 9 to commence around the clock surveillance on Nanao Ei in an attempt to catch him in the act. Elsewhere, Kusanagi meets with Kurutan to use her external memory device in an effort to learn more about The Laughing Man Case. However, when the police Superintendent-General is set to give a speech about the Interceptor incident and the Laughing Man case, one of the officers present has his cyberbrain hacked by the Laughing Man. The Laughing Man demands that the Superintendent-General tell the truth, or he will be assassinated.