This is Ghost in the Shell : Stand Alone Complex Batou and Motoko Kusanagi Figure . Fresh from the Cartoon Network’s explosive Adult Swim premier of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex come two exceptional figures in one convenient pack Section 9’s Major Motoko Kusanagi and Batou. Pre-posed and painted, these PVC statues are sculpted on a 6.5″ scale and come packaged in a collector’s style window box. A must for Ghost in the Shell fans!
Batou (バトー Batō) is a main male character in the Ghost in the Shell series, the second best melee fighter in Section 9, and is the second in command under Major Motoko Kusanagi. While his name is officially romanized as “Batou”, in some copies of the first film’s subtitles and credits, it is spelled “Bateau” (the French word for “boat”).
Major Motoko Kusanagi (草薙 素子 Kusanagi Motoko) is a commanding presence when on assignment, but also trades insults with her troops. She constantly calls Aramaki “Ape Face”, and when the Puppetmaster reveals the “Motokos” that exist in the minds of those who know her, Aramaki’s “Motoko” is sticking her tongue out. She also smiles frequently, and gives the “V” for victory to her boyfriend. She does, however, discuss seriously whether she is a “real” person with her girl friend. However, she assumes a “horror movie”-style pose, and they both laugh at the end (but slightly nervously).
In the sequel Ghost in the Shell 2: Man/Machine Interface, a person known as Motoko Aramaki appears. She identifies herself as containing “Motoko Kusanagi” elements, along with Project 2501, the Puppetmaster. She is also identified as “Motoko 11”. It is possible she is one of the “children” Motoko talked of creating along with her opponents. See details