Ghost In The Shell Vol 1.5 Deluxe Hardcover
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 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.
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.