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Ghost in the Shell Vol 1
By Shirow Masamune
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Now a major motion picture
Right to Left Reading Format of this Manga Comics Graphic Novel Collection
▲ LIKE NEW CONDITION, with the usual surface wear & slight rubbing to covers from book being handled, read, displayed and stored. 4th Printing. Former owner name written in ink inside cover.
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Not long from now, the world has become even more entrenched in technology and information access. Perhaps it was inevitable that human beings found their own bodies wedded to cybertechnology. Ultimately, “cyberbrain” technology allowed for the transplanting of human consciousness into mechanical bodies. Such beings became little more than human minds—“ghosts”—in mechanical shells.
Creator Shirow Masamune created a startling vision of the future with his movie Ghost in the Shell. Nominally, it’s a crime drama wherein a futuristic cyborg police officer searches for the killer of a prominent businessman. Below the surface, however, it’s a story of alienation and the search for identity in a world where technology strips the individual of the very things which make them human.
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.
This edition includes a new Introduction from Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, and a fascinating Postscript from author Shirow Masamune, with his thoughts on the phenomenon that is The Ghost in the Shell!
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