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Ghost in the Shell (manga)

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Alternative title:
Kōkaku Kidōtai (Japanese)
Patrulla Especial Ghost (Spanish)
Призрак В Оболочке (Russian)
攻殻機動隊 (Japanese)
攻殼機動隊 (Chinese (Taiwan))
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: 329 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 83 votes (Eng:45, sub:20, dub:12, edit.dub:1, ?:1, raw:1, others:3
1 Italian dubbed
1 German
1 Spanish
 Excellent: 97 votes (Eng:62, sub:20, dub:9, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 Polish subtitled
1 French edited dub
1 Spanish
 Very good: 78 votes (Eng:45, sub:15, dub:11, ?:2, raw:1, others:4
1 French
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Italian
 Good: 36 votes (Eng:24, sub:4, dub:2, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:4
2 French
1 German
1 Spanish
 Decent: 16 votes (Eng:7, sub:4, dub:2, ?:1, others:2
1 German
1 Danish
 So-so: 10 votes (Eng:6, sub:3, edit.dub:1)
 Not really good: 5 votes (Eng:2, sub:1, ?:1, dub: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 676 users, rank: #104 (of 6677)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.368 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.5598, rank: #455 (of 7368)
Weighted mean: 8.298 (Very good+), rank: #620 (of 7368) (seen all: 8.41 / seen some: 7.60 / won't finish: 4.66)
Bayesian estimate: 8.291 (Very good+), rank: #146 (of 3472)
Number of tankoubon: 1
Number of pages: 346
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 9
Trivia: We have 3
News: Show:
Dark Horse Press Releases (Jul 14, 2001)
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Graphic novel
    Ghost in the Shell (GN 1) 2004-11-16 (from $153.99)
    Ghost in the Shell (GN 1) 2009-10-13 (from $21.59)
    The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Edition [Hardcover] (GN 1) 2017-01-31 (from $27.89)
    The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Edition [Hardcover] (GN 2) 2017-01-31 (from $23.99)
    The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Edition [Hardcover] (GN 1.5) 2017-01-31 (from $19.99)
    The Ghost in the Shell: Fully Compiled - [Hardcover] (GN) 2023-01-10 (from $44.54)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Masamune Shirow
Japanese companies
Publisher: Kodansha
English staff
English companies
Frederik L. Schodt (Kodansha Bilingual Comics)
Toren Smith

Executive Editor: Toren Smith
Touch-up Art & Lettering: Tom Orzechowski
Licensed by:
Dark Horse Comics (expired)
Kodansha Comics (2009)
Online Distribution: K MANGA
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
Kodansha Bilingual Comics (Bilingual Comics Japan)
Studio Proteus
English 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 cast
Italian companies
German staff
German companies
Publisher: Egmont Manga & Anime (Egmont Manga and Anime)
German cast
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Publisher: Arboris
Dutch cast
Polish cast
Polish staff
Translation: Rafal Rzepka
Polish companies
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Translation: Drik Sada

Adaptation: André Oliveira (Portugal)
Design: Fábio Bartolozzi (Portugal)
Edition: André Oliveira (Portugal)
Proofreading: Rita Almeida Simões (Portugal)
Portuguese companies
JBC (Portugal & Brasil)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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