Ghost in the Shell

Masamune Shirow

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Political thriller

This is a masterpiece manga by Masamune Shirow about a female cyborg, major Motoko Kusanagi.
Motoko Kusanagi is the head of section 9, a secret government organization concerned with cyber crime and general power abuse of big corporations and governments.
They use a lot of violence in the process, while using state-of-the-art equipment.
Section 9 is headed by "ape-face" Aramaki, who has to deal with all the relations with the bigwigs of the government and needs to clear red tape if things have gotten out of hand. He reports directly to the Foreign Minister.

Philosphy

This manga wouldn't be a masterpiece if there was not a different layer to all the political bickering and action.
During her encounters with Artifical Intelligences, major Kusanagi ponders about what it is to be human or a living being in general.
Though most parts of her are artificial, "the Shell", she retains a "Ghost" that defines her being and personality.
AI encounters force her to rethink about the traditional concepts of life and soul.
These conversations and thoughts are what makes this manga so special.

Technical

This manga has been transformed by the publisher to Western style reading order, from left to right, both in page flipping as in the order of the...
CBR Format
117.75 MB Size