Before we get into this, I want to address a few jarring things that stuck out in the first couple episodes of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (SAC). First and foremost, the intro animation style is god-awful and thankfully looks nothing like the show does. Secondly, Major Motoko Kusanagi’s English voice actress has fortunately been changed from Mimi Rogers to Mary McGlynn. Third, after watching the original movie four times, it was weird to see characters smile and joke around. It was such a dramatic tonal shift that it put me off for a few episodes.