WorldCat Identities

Shirow, Masamune

Overview
Works: 391 works in 844 publications in 6 languages and 4,627 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Fiction  Animated films  Young adult works  Science fiction films  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Producer, Conceptor, Artist, Draftsman
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Masamune Shirow
Ghost in the shell = Kōkaku kidōtai by Masamune Shirow( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world caught in the grip of information overload, Major Kusanagi is an elite officer and heavily modified cybernetic agent. She is on the trail of a computer-criminal who turns people into human marionettes, controlled by computer. She discovers that his true identity lies at the center of a vast and lethal political conspiracy
Ghost in the shell 2 innocence by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batou is a cyborg. His body is artificial: the only remnants left of his humanity are traces of his brain ... and the memories of a woman called The Major. A detective for the government's covert anti-terrorist unit, Public Security Section 9, Batou is investigating the case of a gynoid - a hyper-realistic female robot created specifically for sexual companionship - who malfunctions and slaughters her owner. As Batou delves deeper into the investigation, questions arise about humanity's need to immortalize its image in dolls. Together, Batou and his partner must take on violent Yakuza thugs, devious hackers, government bureaucrats and corporate criminals to uncover the shocking truth behind the crime. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is the story of a solitary cyborg who desperately wants to hold on to what's left of his humanity in a world where the worth of the human soul is fading almost into obscurity
Ghost in the shell by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

63 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Motoko Kusanagi and the International Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of 'the puppet master', a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. The Major and her fellow agents from Secion 9 embark on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity
Appleseed by Masamune Shirow( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World War III is over, and nomad soldier Duenan Knute and her cyborg partner Briareos struggle to survive in the abandoned cities and demilitarized zones of the post-war wasteland, the "Badside." Matters appear on the upswing, however, when they are found and brought to Olympus, an urban utopia and centerpiece for the reconstruction of civilization. Duenan and Bri join the Olympus' police, a force that seems hardly necessary in such a paradise. But, like in most pretty pictures, perfection is an illusion, and Olympus' peaceful facade hides a dark secret, a violent struggle between human and cyborg that could once again plunge the world into war ... and genocide"--Cover of v.1
Ghost in the shell 2 = Kōkaku kidōtai 2 : Man-machine interface by Masamune Shirow( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"March 6, 2035. Motoko Aramaki is a hyper-advanced cyborg, a counter-terrorist net security expert, heading the investigative department of the giant multi-national, Poseidon Industrial. Partly transcending the physical world and existing in a virtual world of networks, Motoko is a fusion of multiple entities and identities, deploying remotely controlled prosthetic humanoid surrogates around the globe to solve a series of bizarre incidents. Meanwhile, Tamaki Tamai, a psychic investigator from the Channeling Agency, has been commissioned to investigate strange changes in the temporal universe, brought about by two forces, one represented by the teachings of a professor named Rahampol, and the other by the complex, evolving Motoko entity. What unfolds will all be in a day's work--a day that will change everything, forever"--P. [4] of cover
Ghost in the shell 1.5 = Kōkaku kidōtai 1.5 : Human-error processor by Masamune Shirow( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deep into the 21st century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging technoscape, the covert-ops agents of Section 9 are charged to track and crack the most dangerous terrorists, cybercriminals, and ghost hackers the digital future has to offer. Whether dealing with remote-controlled corpses, lethally malfunctioning micromachines, or cop-killer cyborgs, Section 9 is determined to serve and protect -- and reboot some cybercrook butt!"--Page 4 of cover
Black magic by Masamune Shirow( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, the planet Venus is a literal hell of furnace-like temperatures and dense, poisonous atmosphere. But millions of years in its past, Venus teemed with life and with a civilization far advanced to our own. The Nemisis supercomputer controls government functions, with bioroid "executors" created to carry out the system's utopian edicts. But trouble brews even in paradise, as different executors vie for control of Nemesis, forcing the governing system to secretly create Duna Typhon, a super-bioroid "sleeper," raised among the human populace, ready to use her awesome powers should Nemesis be co-opted to turn paradise into paradise lost. From the imagination of Ghost in the Shell creator Shirow Masamune comes his first published series, Black Magic, a sweeping science-fiction epic that introduces many of the themes and ideas that influence all of Shirow's work"--Publisher's web site
Ghost in the shell 2.0( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world caught in the grip of information overload, Major Kusanagi is an elite officer and heavily modified cybernetic agent on the trail of a computer-criminal who turns people into human marionettes. She discovers that his true identity lies at the center of a vast and lethal political conspiracy
Appleseed by Masamune Shirow( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World War III is over, and nomad soldier Duenan Knute and her cyborg partner Briareos struggle to survive in the abandoned cities and demilitarized zones of the post-war wasteland, the "Badside." Matters appear on the upswing, however, when they are found and brought to Olympus, an urban utopia and centerpiece for the reconstruction of civilization. Duenan and Bri join the Olympus' police, a force that seems hardly necessary in such a paradise. But, like in most pretty pictures, perfection is an illusion, and Olympus' peaceful facade hides a dark secret, a violent struggle between human and cyborg that could once again plunge the world into war ... and genocide"--Cover
Dominion by Masamune Shirow( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghost in the shell. Kōkaku kidōtai, s.a.c.( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her first visit to one of the refugee areas, the Prime Minister receives a bouquet of flowers, and in it is a death threat. Section 9 is called in to provide round-the-clock security for her as they work to catch the would-be assassin. As they do their legwork, more and more links to the mysterious "individual eleven" are uncovered. Meanwhile, Togusa is trying to unravel the reason for a man's suspicious death, and it leads him into the bowels of Tokyo and a government cover-up. Then, Section 9 is ordered to transport some dangerous plutonium out of one of the refugee districts, and the creepy Gohda is once again given command of the operation. When it's all over, the Major and the rest of Section 9 try to figure out exactly how all of these things are linked together. These strange happenings can't all be coincidence
Ghost in the shell S.A.C. 2nd gig( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Section 9, Japan's high-mobility anti-crime unit, is back in action! The Major's got her work cut out for her as she leads her team on a series of new cases now that the Laughing Man case has been closed
Ghost in the shell, stand alone complex complete collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Major Motoko Kusanagi is a beautiful but deadly cyborg that is squad leader of Section 9, the Japanese government's clandestine unit assigned to battle terrorism and cyber warfare. Surrounded by an expertly trained team, Motoko faces her ultimate challenge - The Laughing Man - a terrorist who orchestrated a kidnapping and extortion plot many years ago and has suddenly reappeared. In order to discover the identity of this enigmatic criminal, Motoko and Section 9 are drawn into a deadly labyrinth and they'll have to use all of their expertise to survive! "--Container
Ghost in the shell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 2030 and six years passed since the end of World War IV. Influxes of refugees are allowed into Japan to fill the labor gaps of the growing economy. Terrorist cells identifying themselves as the Individual Eleven have begun a series of ultranationalist attacks targeting refugee camps, foreign consulates and even the Prime Minister. A charismatic new leader rises amongst the refugee's resistance movement, a former member of the Individual Eleven. Simultaneously a top member of the Cabinet Intelligence Agency contacts Section 9 with shocking revelations and unknown ambitions regarding the current state of affairs. When the refugee resistance procures a nuclear bomb can Major Motoko Kusanagi and Public Security Section 9 diffuse the situation and help avoid a catastrophic civil war? Can they uncover the mastermind orchestrating the situation? Who is the mysterious resistance leader and what link does he hold to the Major's past?"--Container
Ghost in the shell. Kōkaku kidōtai( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After their prior confrontations with Gohda, Section 9 continues their investigations into the man and his mysterious background. At the same time, they must stop a wave of suicide bombers who threaten the peace and safety of Japan
Ghost in the shell by Masamune Shirow( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"March 6, 2035. Motoko Aramaki is a hyper-advanced cyborg, a counter-terrorist net security expert, heading the investigative department of the giant multi-national, Poseidon Industrial. Partly transcending the physical world and existing in a virtual world of networks, Motoko is a fusion of multiple entities and identities, deploying remotely controlled prosthetic humanoid surrogates around the globe to solve a series of bizarre incidents. Meanwhile, Tamaki Tamai, a psychic investigator from the Channeling Agency, has been commissioned to investigate strange changes in the temporal universe, brought about by two forces, one represented by the teachings of a professor named Rahampol, and the other by the complex, evolving Motoko entity. What unfolds will all be in a day's work--a day that will change everything, forever" -- p. [4] of cover
Appleseed. Prometheus unbound by Masamune Shirow( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You can't have a perfect society without perfect people, and the only perfect people are the ones you can manufacture. The governing body of Olympus, an urban utopia created from the ashes of World War III, is about to bring paradise crashing down around their ears as they seek to regulate the minds and bodies of the human race ... or fully replace them with cyborg substitutes. Deunan and Briareos find themselves in the unlikely position of having to hold together this house of cards. Their strategy? Destroy the old foundation and pray everything stands while new underpinnings are forged!"--Cover
Appleseed by Masamune Shirow( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the future utopian metropolis of Olympus, a blazing beacon of humanity amidst a post-global-war wasteland, ESWAT agents Deunan and Briareos keep the peace and prevent Olympus from sliding back into chaos. When Olympus intelligence learns of a giant Landmate powersuit being built in secrecy, on the threshold of a top-secret international conference of the highest importance to be held in Olympus, ESWAT is mobilized to crack the mystery and disrupt a terrorist operation that could turn the fragile peace into the next world war!"--P. [4] of cover
Ghost in the shell S.A.C., 2nd gig( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on the trail of Kuze, Section 9 tracks down the person who made his prosthetic face. There's only one problem - the designer is dead. And the person who killed him is Paz, or someone who looks exactly like him!
Appleseed by Masamune Shirow( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Artemis, a flesh eating bioroid--an enhanced artificial human--escapes into the ruins of New York City while carrying critical data for the future of Olympus, ESWAT agents Deunan and Briareos are sent to retrieve her
 
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Ghost in the shell 2 innocence
Alternative Names
Masamune, Shiro 1961-...

Masamune, Shirow.

Masamune, Shirow 1961-...

Masamune Shirow dessinateur japonais

Masamune Shirow fumettista giapponese

Masamune Shirow japanischer Manga-Zeichner

Masamune Shirow japoński twrca mang

Masamune Shirow manga artist

Ōta, Masanori

Ōta, Masanori 1961-

Shirō, Masamune

Shirō, Masamune, 1961-

Shirow, Masamune.

Shirow, Masamune 1961-

Sir Maszamune

Масамуне Сіро

Масамунэ Сиро

ماسامونه شیرو

시로 마사무네

シロウ, マサムネ, 1961-

士郎 正宗 1961-....

士郎正宗

士郎正宗 1961-

Languages
English (123)

Japanese (65)

French (23)

Spanish (16)

German (10)

Danish (2)

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Ghost in the shell 2 innocenceAppleseedGhost in the shell 2 = Kōkaku kidōtai 2 : Man-machine interfaceGhost in the shell 1.5 = Kōkaku kidōtai 1.5 : Human-error processorBlack magicAppleseedDominionGhost in the shell