Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

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by 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

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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!

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Voice Literary Supplement
...a fabulous cornucopia of photographs, from 19th-century daguerreotypes of hysterics and early prison mug shots to avant-garde and contemporary celebrity portraits. The accompanying text persuasively argues that what we look for in a face has changed enormously over the years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569710814
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
12/12/1995
Edition description:
Not Appropriate For Children
Pages:
117
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Ghost in the Shell 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.