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Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface (manga)

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Alternative title:
Kōkaku Kidōtai 2 (Japanese)
攻殻機動隊2 (Japanese)
Themes: military, police
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Taking place a few years after the first Ghost in the Shell manga. The Major has been missing since then and Ghost in the Shell 2 follows the mysterious Motoko Aramaki as she runs an investigation into a incident at an organ factory and its consequences. She's on the run to clean up the mess and save herself in the process. Meanwhile the former members of Section 9 investigate Motoko to find out who she really is.
User Ratings: 152 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 29 votes (Eng:13, sub:8, dub:5, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Polish subtitled
 Excellent: 30 votes (Eng:17, sub:10, edit.dub:1, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Very good: 24 votes (Eng:18, sub:5, dub:1)
 Good: 28 votes (Eng:18, dub:2, sub:2, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 Spanish
1 German
1 Spanish dubbed
 Decent: 12 votes (Eng:6, sub:2, dub:2, ?:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
 So-so: 8 votes (Eng:7, raw:1)
 Not really good: 6 votes (Eng:5, ?:1)
 Weak: 5 votes (Eng:4, dub:1)
 Bad: 7 votes (Eng:4, edit.dub:1, sub:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
 Awful: 2 votes (Eng:1, edit.dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (Eng:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 325 users, rank: #261 (of 6599)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.335 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.3812, rank: #2423 (of 7264)
Weighted mean: 7.261 (Good+), rank: #2953 (of 7264) (seen all: 7.42 / seen some: 6.70 / won't finish: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.272 (Good+), rank: #2007 (of 3439)
Number of tankoubon: 1
Number of pages: 312
Vintage: 1997 (Japan: Young Magazine 1997 #30–#38)
Release dates: We have 3
Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor is a set of four Ghost in the Shell 2 chapters that were not included in the collected Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface tankoubon.
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Graphic novel
    Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface (GN) 2005-01-19 (from $37.95)
    Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface (GN 2) 2010-08-10 (from $21.50)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Masamune Shirow
Japanese companies
Publisher: Kodansha
English staff
English cast
Art Director: Mark Cox
Editing: Chris Warner
Editing Assistant: Matt Dryer
Executive Editor: Toren Smith
Lettering: Tom Orzechowski
Publication Design: David Nestelle
Publisher: Mike Richardson
English companies
Licensed by:
Dark Horse Comics (expired)
Kodansha Comics (2009)
Production: Studio Proteus
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
Korean staff
Korean companies
Publisher: Daiwon C.I.
Korean cast
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Glenat
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Licensed by:
OVNI Press (Argentina)
Panini Comics (Mexico)
Publisher: Planeta DeAgostini Comics (Spain)
Spanish cast
Italian staff
Italian companies
Italian cast
German cast
German staff
Translation: Claudia Peter
German companies
Russian staff
Russian companies
Publisher: Azbuka
Russian cast
Polish staff
Polish companies
Polish cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Publisher: JBC (Brazil)
Portuguese cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Faces Publishing
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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