From Shirow Masamune, the award-winning creator of Appleseed and Dominion, comes The Ghost in the Shell, the definitive cyberpunk 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.
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 interfance 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.
By Shirow Masamune
Shirow Masamune's generation-defining cyberpunk masterpiece The Ghost in the Shell—presciently set in a networked world where the virtual and physical universes collide—is now finally available in a digital edition. Starting today The Ghost in the Shell — Shirow Masamune's masterwork The Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface — Shirow's long-awaited, digitally-rendered deep-dive sequel into A.I. and existence The […]
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Whew! Here's what from Kodansha Comics made its way into the world for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend! BLAME! anime trailer WORLD PREMIERE Tsutomu Nihei drawing a sketch for a fan at the comiXology booth at San Diego Comic-Con. Tsutomu Nihei, creator of science-fiction megamanga Knights of Sidonia, BLAME!, and NOiSE, made a big splash in […]