Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex takes place in the year 2030, in the fictional Japanese city of New Port. The story follows the members of Public Security Section 9, a special-operations task-force made up of former military officers and police detectives. The manga presents individual cases that Section 9 investigates, along with an ongoing, more serious investigation into the serial killer and hacker known only as "The Laughing Man." ...
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Overview

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex takes place in the year 2030, in the fictional Japanese city of New Port. The story follows the members of Public Security Section 9, a special-operations task-force made up of former military officers and police detectives. The manga presents individual cases that Section 9 investigates, along with an ongoing, more serious investigation into the serial killer and hacker known only as "The Laughing Man."

THE BEST OFFENSE IS A STRONG DEFENSE?

An advanced tech tank is on the loose and appears hell bent on heading into the city. To make matters worse, it has impenetrable defenses and all conventional efforts to stop its progress have failed. Now it's up to Major Kusanagi and Section 9 to find a way to stop the tank's inexorable march toward an unknown fate in the city!

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Editorial Reviews

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"Stand Alone Complex is a series that truly fills that craving need I have for a solid action series that's filled with adult characters." - AnimeonDVD.com from a review of the anime
Library Journal
With a huge fan base, the Ghost in the Shell (GITS) universe spans several manga from originator Masamune Shirow, plus novels and anime. This attractive manga recaps plots from the TV anime and will disappoint fans looking for a new spin on gorgeous cyberwarrior Motoko and the rest of cybercop unit Section 9. Yet it provides more details about the anime stories, which flash quickly over the screen in a chaos of political intrigue, switched identities, new characters, implausible but juicy tech-speak, and the bouncy Tachikoma robovehicles. Volume 1 unpacks in detail the brain-swap scam of the supposed Minister of Foreign Affairs, while Volume 2 reveals more clearly the psychology of Takeshi Kago, a man who reincarnates himself as a giant warrior tank now hell-bent on visiting his parents one last time—maybe to kill them, maybe not. VERDICT Because this manga explains the actions and characters beyond the screen version, it will suit those with slower video comprehension ability. It can also act as an introduction to the GITS cyberpunk universe. Recommended for older teen and adult manga fans.—M.C.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935429869
  • Publisher: Kodansha International
  • Publication date: 11/29/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 626,918
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 7.66 (h) x 0.92 (d)

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