Ghost in the Shell (manga)

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[ serialized in [Young Magazine] ]

Related anime:
    Ghost in the Shell (movie) (adaptation)
      Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (movie) (sequel)
    Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface (manga) (sequel)
      (The) Ghost in the Shell 1.5 (manga) (prequel)
    Ghost in the Shell: Arise (OAV) (prequel)
      Kōkaku Kidōtai Nyumon Arise (TV)
    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV) (adaptation)
      Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (manga) (adaptation)
      Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Individual Eleven (OAV) (compilation)
      Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (OAV) (compilation)
      Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (TV) (sequel)
        Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society (movie)
          Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Solid State Society 3D (movie)
      Tachikomatic Days (OAV) (spinoff)

Alternative title:
Kōkaku Kidōtai (Japanese) 
Patrulla Especial Ghost (Spanish) 
Призрак В Оболочке (Russian) 
攻殻機動隊 (Japanese) 
Themes: cyberpunk , mecha , military , police 
Objectionable content: Intense 
Plot Summary: In a near future, technology has firmly taken root into society at large. Cybernetic implants are nothing uncommon and robots roam as plentiful as humans, all connected through their ''ghosts'' to the electronic datastreams of the net. Major Motoko Kusanagi and the Public Security Section 9 find themselves in a constant battle with the newly created wave of technological terrorists and cyber-hackers. But things take a turn once Motoko gets involved in a certain case involving an extremely dangerous ''ghost'' hacker nicknamed the Puppeteer, as she dives deeper and deeper into the limitless reality of the net, to reach her own startling conclusions. 
User Ratings: 304 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 79 votes (Eng:41, sub:20, dub:12, raw:1, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:3
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 Excellent: 90 votes (Eng:56, sub:20, dub:9, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:2
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 Very good: 71 votes (Eng:38, sub:15, dub:11, ?:2, raw:1, others:4
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1 Spanish subtitled
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 Good: 30 votes (Eng:18, sub:4, dub:2, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:4
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 Decent: 17 votes (Eng:8, sub:4, dub:2, ?:1, others:2
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 So-so: 9 votes (Eng:5, sub:3, edit.dub:1)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:1, ?:1, dub:1, Eng:1)
 Weak: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:1, Eng:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 633 users, rank: #107 (of 4407)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.385 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.5707, rank: #503 (of 4425)
Weighted mean: 8.310 (Very good+), rank: #487 (of 4425) (seen all: 8.40 / seen some: 7.77 / won't finish: 3.52)
Bayesian estimate: 8.303 (Very good+), rank: #160 (of 2764)
Number of tankoubon: 1 
Number of pages: 346 
Vintage:
1989-05 to 1991-11 (Japan:Young Magazine Kaizokuban, Irregular Serial) 
1992 (Japan : Young Magazine 1992 #26 - #27) 
1995 (Japan : Young Magazine 1995 #49 - #50) 
1995-03 (USA: Dark Horse) 
1996 (Japan : Young Magazine 1996 #33) 
Release dates: We have 6
Trivia: We have 3
News: Show:
Dark Horse Press Releases (Jul 14, 2001)
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Graphic novel
    Ghost in the Shell (GN) 2004-11-16
    Ghost in the Shell (GN 1) 2009-10-13 (from $18.40)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Masamune Shirow 
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Japanese companies
Publisher: Kodansha 
English staff
English companies
Translation: Toren Smith 

Executive Editor: Toren Smith 
Touch-up Art & Lettering: Tom Orzechowski 
Licensed by:
Dark Horse Comics (expired) 
Kodansha Comics (2009) 
Publisher: Titan Books (UK) 
Translation: Studio Proteus 
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Publisher: Glenat 
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Publisher: Planeta DeAgostini Comics (Spain) 
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Italian cast
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Translation: Simona Stanzani 
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Publisher: EMA (Egmont Manga and Anime) 
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Publisher: Arboris 
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Polish cast
Polish staff
Translation: Rafal Rzepka 
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