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Shirow, Masamune

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Most widely held works by Masamune Shirow
Ghost in the shell = Kōkaku kidōtai by Masamune Shirow( Book )

46 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 688 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 )

51 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 570 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 ... This 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 )

73 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world caught in the grip of information overload, Major Kusangi 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 his true identity lies at the centre of a vast and lethal political conspiracy. DVD
Ghost in the shell 2 = Kōkaku kidōtai 2 : Man-machine interface by Masamune Shirow( Book )

50 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 384 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"--Page [4] of cover
Ghost in the shell 1.5 = Kōkaku kidōtai 1.5 : Human-error processor by Masamune Shirow( Book )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 311 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 cybercrooks!" --Animenewsnetwork.com
Ghost in the shell 2.0 by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 125 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 )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deunan Knute and her cyborg companion, Briareos, are caught in the crossfire between political factions fighting for control of Olympus, the last hope of human civilization
Ghost in the shell( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Section 9's investigations have started to become a little too successful, and the truths they uncover hit too close to home for some of the higher-ranking officials in the Japanese government. Yet, despite the increasing political backlash the team soldiers on. But even they couldn't imagine that their own government would turn against them. The government has declared war on them, and they begin with an attack on Section 9 headquarters. But even with the latest in technology, will the military be a match for Motoko, Batou, and the rest of the team? And will the truth behind the Laughing Man incident ever be revealed to an unsuspecting world?
Black magic by Masamune Shirow( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 113 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
Pandora in the crimson shell by Masamune Shirow( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Things are tense on the island of Cenancle, where a powerful machine called Buer has been wreaking havoc underground. All that stands in its way are two cyborg girls: Nanakorobi Nene, who has a human brain inside her artificial body, and Clarion, the combat cyborg who belongs to inventor Uzal Delilah...at least for now. Nene is determined to protect her new friends, especially Clarion, but she has family on Cenancle too. Nene's never met her eccentric aunt Takumi, but Takumi is opening her home to Nene and providing her with some unexpected quirks and challenges to deal with!"--Page 4 of cover
Appleseed by Masamune Shirow( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World War Three is over, but for nomad soldier Deunan Knute and her cyborg lover Briareos, the greatest challenge lies ahead, not in the abandoned cities and demilitarized zones of a post-war world, but on the streets of a new utopia."
Dominion by Masamune Shirow( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Dominion' is an ecological-dystopian-police procdedural adventure/comedy"--Back cover
Ghost in the shell S.A.C. 2nd gig( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 72 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( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 70 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"--Container
Ghost in the shell by Masamune Shirow( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 68 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
Ghost in the shell, stand alone complex : complete collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 68 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
The ghost in the shell by Masamune Shirow( Book )

in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep into the twenty-first 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 landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including ghost hackers who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers criminal ends."--Amazon.com
Ghost in the shell. Kōkaku kidōtai( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 60 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. Kōkaku kidōtai, s.a.c.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Prime Minister receives 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 links to the mysterious 'Individual Eleven' are uncovered
Appleseed by Shinji Aramaki( Visual )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the devastation of World War III, the scattered governments of the world construct the perfect city administered by perfect Bioroids--artificially created half-human half-robots. Life in Olympus is carefully controlled and monitored--and some of its human population have had enough. A dedicated band of terrorists plot to destroy Gaia, the central computer, and restore freedom to mankind. After a daring raid of a high security facility, they have the weapons and information they need to complete their mission--including the key to the end of Gaia
 
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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 Japans animator

Masamune Shirow japoński twórca mang

Masamune Shirow manga artist

Ōta, Masanori

Ōta, Masanori 1961-

Shirô, Masamune

Shirō, Masamune, 1961-

Shirou, Masamune

Shirow, Masamune.

Shirow, Masamune 1961-

Siro, Masamune

Siró Maszamune

Масамуне Сіро

Масамунэ Сиро

ماسامونه شیرو

ماساموني شيرو

시로 마사무네

シロウ, マサムネ

シロウ, マサムネ, 1961-

士郎 正宗 1961-....

士郎正宗

士郎正宗 1961-

Languages
English (216)

Japanese (127)

French (37)

German (26)

Spanish (14)

Danish (5)

Polish (4)

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