StandaloneComplex takes place after the first movie, in a world where Section 9 never encounters the Puppet Master. The main storyline of the series covers the investigation of a rogue hacker called the Laughing Man, which leads to the discovery of a pharmaceutical scandal tied to the highest echelons of the national government.
Also features TachiKomas?, sentient-tanks which act and sound like cute, curious, hyperactive children. Children with miniguns, grenade launchers, and thermoptic camoflage. What could be better? Finally, a version of the cute Japanese teen stereotype I can appreciate.