GHOST IN THE SHELL by Masamune Shirow

GHOST IN THE SHELL by Masamune SHIROW
GHOST IN THE SHELL
by Masamune SHIROW.
© Shirow Masamune

Not Giving Up the Ghost

A “cyborg” refers to a human whose body has been partially or almost completely altered by the use of substitute artificial organs or body parts. — Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell

Beautiful and dangerous, Major Makoto Kusanagi operates in the shadows along with the rest of Public Security Section 9. They are the few specially-equipped to handle the impossible jobs no one else will tackle — from covert operations to weed out corrupt public officials to confronting terrorists — in a future world where it is increasingly difficult to distinguish what it means to be human.

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SECRET COMICS JAPAN

SECRET COMICS JAPAN
SECRET COMICS JAPAN
© 2000 Viz Communications, Inc.

[Review copy provided by Viz Communications.]

In Secret Comics Japan, Editor Chikao Shiratori refers to the different populations of manga readers by breaking them into categories, illustrated by a diagram of concentric circles, one inside another.

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BATTLE ANGEL ALITA by Yukito Kishiro

Battle Angel Alita, Vol. 1
BATTLE ANGEL ALITA, Vol. 1
by Yukito KISHIRO.
© Yukito Kishiro/ Shueisha, Inc.

Gun Dreams

The Earth’s future looks bleak. Life is a struggle for existence in the shadow of a utopian, floating city whose inhabitants’ cruel dictates both drive and quash the day-to-day actions of the ground dwellers. It is a future where sleeping beauty is a cyborg and has no memory of her past.

This is the world of brutality and beauty brought to life by Yukito Kishiro in his manga series, Battle Angel Alita. 

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