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!
According to Kevin Inverno, “ I have held for almost a decade that it is the closest and most criminal, political, and philosophical issues society would be faced with as human and machine merged to an almost indistinguishable degree, and the struggle to retain individuality and humanity throughout the experience. Never have I encountered any such series, animated or otherwise, so comprehensive in its coverage of human technological transcendence.”