The Ghost in the Shell Manga
Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including “ghost hackers” who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers’ criminal ends. When Major Kusanagi tracks the cybertrail of one such master hacker, the Puppeteer, her quest leads her into a world beyond information and technology where the very nature of consciousness and the human soul are turned upside down. From Shirow Masamune, the award-winning creator of Appleseed and Dominion, comes The Ghost in the Shell, the breakthrough manga that inspired the internationally acclaimed animated film. An epic dystopian tale of politics, technology, and metaphysics, The Ghost in the Shell has been hailed worldwide as an unparalleled visionary work of graphic fiction. And now it’s ready to dazzle the imagination in its second millennium.
3 books in series
In a world where man and machine have merged, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is on a mission to track down terrorists and cybercriminals who threaten humanity. When she encounters a "ghost hacker" named the Puppeteer, Kusanagi delves into a mind-bending world of consciousness and the human soul. From the award-winning creator of Appleseed and Dominion comes The Ghost in the Shell, a thought-provoking manga about politics, technology, and metaphysics that inspired an internationally acclaimed animated film.
In a future where man and machine are merging, the elite agents of Section 9 track and capture the most dangerous cybercriminals and ghost hackers. In Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor, follow Section 9 as they battle remotely controlled corpses, malfunctioning micromachines, and cyborg killers. This collection of “lost” stories from creator Shirow Masamune offers plenty of suspense and action in a police-procedural context. Don't miss out on the mind-bending cybermadness of Ghost in the Shell.
Get ready for a groundbreaking graphic novel that dives deep into philosophy and the meaning of artificial life, intelligence, and existence. Perfect for sci-fi fans, this long-awaited sequel is supervised by creator Shirow Masamune and includes brand new bonus content. This Deluxe Edition is in the original, right-to-left format with Japanese sound effects for the first time! Released simultaneously with deluxe editions of The Ghost in the Shell 1 and 1.5, this is one of the most highly anticipated graphic novel events in many years.