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Shirow, Masamune

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Most widely held works about Masamune Shirow
 
Most widely held works by Masamune Shirow
Ghost in the shell = Kōkaku kidōtai by Masamune Shirow( Book )
29 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 535 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 496 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 )
58 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 378 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. Ghost in the shell, is a complex and violent cyberspace adventure from Masamune Shirow, the creator of Appleseed and Dominion Tank Police
Appleseed by Masamune Shirow( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 225 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 )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 208 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 126 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 )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 99 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
Ghost in the shell 2.0 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 96 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
Dominion by Masamune Shirow( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ghost in the shell S.A.C. 2nd gig ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 75 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 67 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 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 )
9 editions published between 1995 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 by Masamune Shirow( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 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
Appleseed ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 43 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
Masamune Shirow's Orion by Masamune Shirow( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ghost in the shell by Masamune Shirow( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 39 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
Ghost in the shell ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 38 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 S.A.C. 2nd gig ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Major, following a lead on Kuze, the lone member of the Individual Eleven who survived, heads to Taiwan. There, she becomes involved in some local "trouble" involving a kid and the local gangs. Then, inexplicably, Batou and the Major are assigned to an international task force to capture the terrorist Angel's Wing. And while they're halfway around the world in Berlin, Section 9 continues their investigation. Back in Japan, tensions at the Dejima refugee camp are on the rise; a full-scale confrontation looks imminent. The Major dives the net and attempts to hack the refugee cyberbrain to determine Kuze's location and stop them before the violence escalates any further!
Black magic by Shirow Masamune( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 35 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 teems 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 last
 
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Alternative Names
Masamune Shirō 1961-....
Masamune, Shirow.
Masamune Shirow 1961-....
Ōta, Masanori 1961-
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 (117)
Japanese (59)
French (18)
German (7)
Spanish (7)
Danish (2)
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