The price was pretty fair for the entire series. The focus of this series is the Laughingman Case, an unresolved case in which a crazy unknown guy took some guy hostage and tried to make him spit out the truth behind a conspiracy. The police force Section 9 ends up solving it. Add in some cool action, great voice acting (sub and dub), nice music, and Major Kusanagi dressed like a hooker for reasons I never found out and you've got a hit. My only criticism is that this series does the same thing that many sci-fi anime series do. They put you in this world but they don't explain it until later. It's nowhere near as bad as Eureka Seven, but I'd rather have a real synopsis of the future than just letting you figure it out as you go. Nevertheless, it's a great series.