Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ghost in the Shell 2nd Edition Manga



Masamune Shirow’s legendary manga went on to become a film that took the anime world by storm in 1995. Originally published in Japanese in 1991, Shirow’s masterpiece was released in English and Japanese in 2002. It is as close to “cinema” as it is possible to get on paper.

Now Ghost in the Shell Volume 1 has returned. This second edition features the original Japanese size and additional material not published in previous U.S. editions!

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 landscape, cyborg super-agent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including "ghost hackers," capable of exploiting the human/machine interface by re-programming human minds to become puppets to carry out their 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 and inside-out.

Soft cover, 368 pages, b&w w/color, 6" x 9" 18years+


20 comments:

gnome said...

(gnome switches off DVD player)

I really love Ghost in the Shell. But in printed form? Heck.. why not...

(DVD switched back on)

The Elderly said...

I go all the way to America (through customs) for the affiliation, find the graphic in Japan, run back to Paris for the write up and your still not happy.........

what are we watching anyway....(sits down beside Gnome opens popcorn.....)
Munch!

gnome said...

Of course I'm happy... And excited... Quite dizzy too...

Nice Popcorn!

We're..mucnh...watch..cruchn..ing yam...chlaop... Ghost in the Shell.

The Elderly said...

excellent.......... watched 2 recentley, rewound it and played it again.... you dont' rewind dvd's do you...... sorry the film started....
mucnh...watch..cruchn..ing yam

gnome said...

I only tried rewinding once...


:)

The Elderly said...

oh!...... mnch.... cruchn..ing should we press play now?

:)

gnome said...

Go ahead and stop smiling.

:)

The Elderly said...

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gnome said...

Much better.


(:

The Elderly said...

what did i tell you about your putting your head on the couch.. sit properly or i'm closing the popcorn bag

:

gnome said...

ok.. ok...

:)

Now give me some pop corn...

The Elderly said...

Okay...then... here (opens two ton popcorn bag.....) more salt?

:)

gnome said...

No, no... That's fine. Eat healthy...

:)

Smilety Authenticator said...

(places proximity stink bomb beside smiley) that oughta deter em for a while

gnome said...

:)

The Elderly said...

BOOOOM!

gnome said...

Knew it was coming... wasn't even near the thing... hee heeee

:)

The Elderly said...

euchkkkkkkkkkk what the hell do they put in those things..... (vomits.....) i've gotta leave..... (vomits...)

:O..@@@

gnome said...

Mwuahahaaa

The Elderly said...

:)