Ghost In The Shell Vol 02 Deluxe Hardcover
NEW HARDCOVER DELUXE EDITION! Now a major motion picture!
ò Definitive new edition supervised by creator Shirow Masamune
ò In the original, right-to-left format with Japanese sound effects for the first time!
ò Brand new bonus content
ò Released simultaneously with deluxe editions of The Ghost in the Shell 1 and 1.5
The long-awaited sequel to Shirow MasamuneÆs groundbreaking The Ghost in the Shell, and one of the most highly anticipated graphic novel events in many years, Man-Machine Interface is ShirowÆs most ambitious and complex story yet, with deep forays into philosophy and the meaning of artificial life, intelligence, and existence.
Following World Wars III and IV a Japanese-led Asian block dominates the world. A key element in the maintenance of the blockÆs 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 ôdirect interfacingö with machines, and which questions where mankindÆs technological and medical progress will lead.