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 manga masterpiece The Ghost in the Shell—presciently set in a networked world where the virtual and physical universes collide—is now finally a major motion picture, in theaters March 31! To celebrate, we've got all The Ghost in the Shell manga digital editions on sale up to 50% off on comiXology and Kindle. The sale includes the […]
The Ghost in the Shell all started as a manga by Shirow Masamune nearly two decades ago. It's since gone on to inspire the internationally acclaimed animated film, a spinoff TV series and manga, and now a major Hollywood motion picture, debuting on March 31. Yu Kinutani, the artist behind the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex manga, […]
In collaboration with high-end collectibles brand Mondo, Kodansha Comics is proud to present The Ghost in the Shell exclusive poster, illustrated by the extremely talented Becky Cloonan. Limited to 275 standard and 150 glow-in-dark variant editions, these screen-printed posters will be available on March 14. Check out the preview of the poster design on mondotees.com. Follow @MondoNews and @KodanshaUSA for on sale announcement. These […]
Live from Seattle—lots of exciting announcements from our Emerald City Comicon panel today! Here's the recap: First off, a couple major announcements for The Ghost in the Shell in anticipation of the motion picture release on March 31: The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network A new anthology project from Kodansha Comics in the vein of the groundbreaking […]
It's back! Shirow Masamune's generation-defining cyberpunk masterpiece The Ghost in the Shell has been reborn for the 21st century as a remastered luxury hardcover—just in time for the major motion picture releasing next month! 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. […]
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 […]
The Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Are you looking for the perfect gift for your manga loving friends and family? It can be hard to choose in a sea of series, but this year we’ve got you covered with curated selections for everyone on your list! Part III: Classics Crusaders Whatever the tastes of your […]
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 […]