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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 )

78 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 914 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 571 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 )

91 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 424 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 1.5 = Kōkaku kidōtai 1.5 : Human-error processor by Masamune Shirow( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 343 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 2 = Kōkaku kidōtai 2 : Man-machine interface by Masamune Shirow( Book )

53 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 315 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 by Kenji Kamiyama( Visual )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 190 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?
Ghost in the shell, stand alone complex : complete collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 142 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 by Rupert Sanders( Visual )

16 editions published in 2017 in 4 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Major', een cyberrobot, strijdt met haar legereenheid Sectie 9 tegen terroristische hackers
Ghost in the shell 2.0( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 138 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
Black magic by Masamune Shirow( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 118 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
Appleseed by Masamune Shirow( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 116 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
The ghost in the shell by Masamune Shirow( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ghost in the Shell 2 follows the mysterious Motoko Aramaki as she runs an investigation into an incident at an organ factory and its consequences. She's on the run to clean up the mess and save herself in the process. Meanwhile the former members of Section 9 investigate Motoko to find out who she really is"--Animenewsnetwork.com
Appleseed by Masamune Shirow( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 91 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."
Pandora in the crimson shell by Masamune Shirow( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Nanakorobi Nene, a cybernetically-enhanced girl-next-door, heads to the island metropolis of Cenancle to live with her aunt, she has no way of knowing what's in store for her. A chance meeting intertwines her fate with that of the super-rich inventor, Uzal Delilah, and her adorable and grumpy companion, Clarion, who happens to be a cyborg just like Nene. Nene is thrilled to make a friend, but there's more to Uzal and Clarion-- and the island of Cenancle itself-- than meets the eye. When a super-powered terrorist threatens Cenancle, Uzal claims that the only way to avert disaster is for Nene to team up with Clarion and use their combined powers-- abilities Nene never even knew she had!"--Page 4 of cover
Dominion by Masamune Shirow( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 77 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 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
Ghost in the shell. Kōkaku kidōtai( Visual )

4 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 59 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 S.A.C( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prime Minister is given flowers containing a death threat. As Section 9 arrives at the official's side in order to protect her, a possible assassin is somewhere on the loose. While the case of the 'Individual Eleven' starts to reveal itself, Togusa is clued into a government conspiracy, and everything starts to look as though it is somehow connected
Ghost in the shell 2 : Innocence by Masamune Shirow( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in French and English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 2032. Somewhere in a sprawling East Asian metropolis, blood is on the ground--human blood, spilled in the latest baffling set of murder-suicides committed by "gynoids," or robotic companions. Now it's up to Section 9 agent Batou to unravel the mystery, which weaves into the fate of his legendary partner, the Major. Batou was the only witness to the Major's disappearance into the Net and has become as compelled by her image, as by the unknown hacker attempting to seize what remans of his own humanity ..."--Container case
 
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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

Masanori, Ota

Masume Shirow.

Ōta, Masanori.

Ōta, Masanori 1961-

Shirô, Masamune

Shirō, Masamune, 1961-

Shirou, Masamune

Shirow, Masamune.

Shirow, Masamune 1961-

Siro, Masamune

Siró Maszamune

Sirow Masamune

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-

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