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The Ghost in the Shell Series

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The Ghost in the Shell 1 by Shirow Masamune
The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Complete Box Set by Shirow Masamune
The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network by Max Gladstone, Alex de Campi, Brenden Fletcher, et al.; Illustrated by Giannis Milonogiannis, Dustin Nguyen, et al.

The Ghost in the Shell Series : Titles in Order

Book 6
This historic collaboration with legendary creator Shirow Masamune based on the classic manga features four all-new stories in a beautiful, full-color, 160-page hardcover, by some of the world’s most innovative comics writers and artists, plus a cover by the acclaimed Dustin Nguyen (Descender) and pinup illustration by Becky Cloonan.

Ages 16+

A covert mission in Shanghai reunites Kusanagi with a wartime rival amid shifting loyalties. The infiltration of an anti-cyberization cult calls for Section 9’s most “human” members to do things the old-fashioned way. A deep dive into the mind of a criminal forces Kusanagi to question the nature of imagination – and her own identity. The stories in Global Neural Network bring a 21st-century perspective to its questions of human identity and the border between mind and machine that made The Ghost in the Shell one of the most revered manga of all time, and unleash top Western comics artists on eye-popping action scenes starring Kusanagi, Batou, Togusa, Aramaki, and all the members of Section 9!

Original stories by:
  •  Alex de Campi (Dracula Motherf*cker) & Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet)
  •  Brenden Fletcher (Gotham Academy, Motor Crush) & LRNZ (Golem)
  •  Genevieve Valentine (Mechanique, Icon), & Brent Schoonover (The Astonishing Ant-Man)
  •  Max Gladstone (the Craft Sequence) & David López (All-New Wolverine)
Book 5
NEW HARDCOVER DELUXE EDITION! Now a major motion picture!


   • Definitive new edition supervised by creator Shirow Masamune
   • In the original, right-to-left format with Japanese sound effects for the first time!
   • Released simultaneously with deluxe editions of The Ghost in the Shell 1 and 2

     The ”lost” Ghost in the Shell stories, created by Shirow Masamune after completing work on the original Ghost in the Shell manga and prior to his tour-de-force, Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface. Focusing on Section 9 agents in their daily battle against technocrime, Human-Error Processor. Features the stories “Fat Cat,” “Drive Slave,” “Mines of Mind,” and “Lost Past.”
Book 5
The original manga that became a legendary anime franchise, now in a complete collector’s box set. Includes three large-sized hardcover volumes, plus a collectible lithograph by creator Shirow Masamune.


     Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been 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.
Book 3
Now a major motion picture!

March 6, 2035. Motoko Aramaki is a hyper-advanced cyborg, a counter-terrorist Net security expert, heading the investigative department of the giant multi-national Poseidon Industrial. Partly transcending the physical world and existing in a virtual world of networks, Motoko is a fusion of multiple entities and identities, deploying remotely controlled prosthetic humanoid surrogates around the globe to investigate a series of bizarre incidents. Meanwhile, Tamaki Tamai, a psychic detective from the Channeling Agency, has been commissioned to explore strange changes in the temporal universe brought about by two forces, one represented by the teachings of a professor named Rahampol, the other by the complex, evolving Motoko entity. What unfolds will all be in a day’s work—a day that will change everything, forever. 

    The long-awaited sequel to Shirow Masamune’s groundbreaking The Ghost in the Shell, and one of the most highly anticipated graphic novel events in many years, Man-Machine Interface is Shirow’s most ambitious and complex story yet, with deep forays into philosophy and the meaning of artificial life, intelligence, and existence. Utilizing awe-inspiring digital effects on a level never before seen in the annals of graphic fiction, Shirow has raised the bar for what can be achieved, page after page!

M Ages 18+ MATURE CONTENT
Book 2
Now a major motion picture!

Deep into the 21st 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 technoscape, the cover-ops agents of Section 9 are charged to track and crack the most dangerous terrorists, cybercriminals, and ghost hackers the digital future has to offer. Whether dealing with remote-controlled corpses, lethally malfunctioning micromachines, or cop-killer cyborgs, Section 9 is determined to serve and protect…and reboot some cybercrook butt!
 
Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor presents for the first time in America the “lost” Ghost in the Shell stories, created by Shirow Masamune after completing work on the original Ghost in the Shell manga and prior to his tour-de-force, Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface, but never collected until now. Focusing on Section 9 agents in their daily battle against technocrime, Human-Error Processor  has all the mind-twisting cybermadness you’ve come to expect from Ghost in the Shell but set in a more police-procedural context with action and suspense galore. Features the stories “Fat Cat,” “Drive Slave,” “Mines of Mind,” and “Lost Past.”
Book 2
NEW HARDCOVER DELUXE EDITION! Now a major motion picture!

   • Definitive new edition supervised by creator Shirow Masamune
   • In the original, right-to-left format with Japanese sound effects for the first time!
   • Released simultaneously with deluxe editions of The Ghost in the Shell 1 and 1.5

     The long-awaited sequel to Shirow Masamune’s groundbreaking The Ghost in the Shell, and one of the most highly anticipated graphic novel events in many years, Man-Machine Interface is Shirow’s most ambitious and complex story yet, with deep forays into philosophy and the meaning of artificial life, intelligence, and existence.
Book 1
Now a major motion picture!

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!
Book 1
NEW HARDCOVER DELUXE EDITION! Now a major motion picture!

   • Definitive new edition supervised by creator Shirow Masamune
   • In the original, right-to-left format with Japanese sound effects for the first time!
   • Released simultaneously with deluxe editions of The Ghost in the Shell 1.5 and 2

     Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been 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.

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