Ghost in the Shellby Dark Horse Comics, Masamune Shirow
From Masamune Shirow, the creator of Appleseed, Orion, and Dominion, comes a new epic, dystopian tale of politics, covert actions, and cyborgs with too much attitude! This tale is set in a future society where computer/brain interface technology has gone so far that one's brain can be "hacked"! Major Motoko Kusanagi's half-organic, half-cyborg body renders her almost superhuman, but has she really left her humanity behind? Ghost in the Shell is bursting with 352 pages, featuring the story that inspired the hit animated film!
- Dark Horse Comics
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Not Appropriate For Children
- Product dimensions:
- 6.58(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.70(d)
- Age Range:
- 16 Years
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Definitely a must read. It's complexity may scare away some people, as the philosophical questions demand further contemplation. Consider watching the movie first as an introduction to Masamune Shirow's world.
If you have seen the anime, then you have an basic understanding of the plot an characters. However, I recommend this over the anime. The anime contains only a 1/4 of the material in the manga. There is a lot more to the story that you miss. The overwhelming scope of the book requires at least a second read (possibly a third) to catch everything and gain a good understanding. The manga is one of the smartest, well-written and beautifully drawn literary pieces that has been published. Don't miss the typical goofy manga-like expressions. They add a bit of levity, and shows that even serious stories can have a bit of tounge in cheek. Everything that Shirow does is instant gold. This is a must-have in any fanboy or fangirl's library.