Ghost In The Shell Vol 01 Deluxe Hardcover
Author(s): Shirow Masamune
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!
Brand new bonus content
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.
Following World Wars III and IV a Japanese-led Asian block dominates the world. A key element in the maintenance of the blocks position is the elite Japanese security police, the SHELL task force. To give them an edge in their ruthless battles against terrorist groups, most of the force have had extensive cybernetic transplants that have left them only questionably human. This is an exciting and skillful work that realistically probes uses of artificial intelligence and direct interfacing with machines, and which questions where mankinds technological and medical progress will lead.