Batou; Togusa; Azuma; Tsunagi; Chief Daisuke Aramaki; Shinra Mikimoto; Mari Hashikami; The White Bear
Togusa is able to stop an assassination attempt against a regional politician and advocate for prosthetic rights. On the heels of the attempt, Security Section 9 receives a report of an illegal dumping of discarded android shells in the north. And one of the discarded bodies is that of Major Motoko Kusinagi.
Togusa and Tsunagi are sent undercover to a small village in northern Japan that rejects modern technology to investigate the dumping. There Togusa meets Mari Hashikami, a civilian investigating the death of her father, and a mysterious assassin who has targeted her.
Togusa; Tsunagi; Azuma; Chief Daisuke Aramaki; Saito; The White Bear
Unexpectedly a highly trained and heavily armed tactical squad invades the village, looking for the agents of Section 9 and running into the path of The White Bear. During the firefight, Tsunagi is wounded and captured by The White Bear.