I really like this anime, though its not soo much action as other anime because of its political nature and all Ghost in the Shell:Stand Alone Complex is a great anime for growing teens and adults alike. The original movie blew myself and viewers away, like the movie AKIRA did for us. I was excited to see it came out in anime form when I was in high school, I'm still watching the second installment ^.^
Yeah, same woman. But I guess in the anime years have passed and she grew up....again in that new body. But you're right, the movie was confusing but like I said in another thread this anime is mostly steered teens and adults, I watched the movie when I was in middle school.