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Shirow, Masamune

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Ghost in the shell = Kōkaku kidōtai by Masamune Shirow ( Book )
38 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 548 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 )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 536 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 )
64 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 503 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
Ghost in the shell 2 = Kōkaku kidōtai 2 : Man-machine interface by Masamune Shirow ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 214 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 by Masamune Shirow ( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 201 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 1.5 = Kōkaku kidōtai 1.5 : Human-error processor by Masamune Shirow ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 134 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!"--P. [4] of cover
Appleseed by Masamune Shirow ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 102 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
Black magic by Masamune Shirow ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 100 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"--P. [4] of cover
Ghost in the shell 2.0 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 86 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
Ghost in the shell S.A.C. 2nd gig ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 77 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. Kōkaku kidōtai ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 71 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 70 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
Ghost in the shell ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Japanese and English 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
Dominion by Masamune Shirow ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ghost in the shell S.A.C., 2nd gig ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 55 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 )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 51 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
Appleseed. Prometheus unbound by Masamune Shirow ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 49 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 )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 46 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
Ghost in the shell stand alone complex ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a visit to London, Aramaki is taken hostage by thieves then attends the funeral of a buddy. Section 9 is assigned the tasks of protecting the Chinese Foreign Minister and investigating mass-kidnappings. Meanwhile, Togusa is on the trail of the Laughing Man again
Appleseed ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rock music and "cyberpunk" style present a view of the world after World War III where humans and bioroids co-exist
 
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Alternative Names
Masamune Shirō 1961-....
Masamune, Shirow
Masamune, Shirow 1961-
Masume Shirow.
Ōta, Masanori.
Ōta, Masanori 1961- Wirklicher Name
Shirō, Masamune
Shirō, Masamune, 1961-
Shirow, Masamune.
Shirow, Masamune 1961-
シロウ, マサムネ, 1961-
士郎 正宗 1961-....
士郎正宗
士郎正宗 1961-
Languages
English (118)
Japanese (66)
French (19)
German (13)
Spanish (8)
Danish (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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