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Ghost in the Shell (manga)

Ghost in the Shell (manga)

Author: Masamune Shirow

Ghost in the Shell (Japanese攻殻機動隊HepburnKōkaku Kidōtai, “Mobile Armored Riot Police”) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, which spawned the media franchise of the same name. It was first serialized in Kodansha‘s seinen manga magazine Young Magazine Kaizokuban from 1989 to 1991, under the subtitle of The Ghost in the Shell, and was later published in one tankōbon volume. Set in the mid-21st-century, it tells the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko KusanagiGhost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface was the sequel work which follows the story of Motoko after merging with the Puppeteer. The last volume, Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor, contains four separate cases.

The books contain Shirow’s thoughts on design and philosophy, including sociological issues, the consequences of technological advances and themes on the nature of consciousness and…” (View the whole article in Wikipedia)

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