Koukaku Kidoutai 2: Manmachine Interface
The Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface
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Koukaku Kidoutai 2: Manmachine Interface

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Synonyms: Dual Device
English: The Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 28, 2001
Genres: Action Action, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Psychological Psychological
Authors: Shirow, Masamune (Story & Art)


Score: 6.661 (scored by 31023,102 users)
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Ranked: #136452
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Popularity: #2447
Members: 8,390
Favorites: 81


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The Ghost in the Shell
Volume 2


The series follows the mysterious Motoko Aramaki as she runs an investigation into a 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.

(Source: ANN)


Koukaku Kidoutai 2: Manmachine Interface was originally released in hardcover format in a limited edition box set titled Koukaku Kidoutai SOLID BOX on December 1, 2000. Kodansha later released the standard edition in tankoubon format on June 26, 2001.

The SOLID BOX version added over 140 pages of new content and more changes were added to the tankoubon version, such as 24 color pages and large modifications to over 20 pages. However, 200 pages from the original version that ran in Young Magazine were not included in either versions.

The series was published in English as The Ghost in the Shell Volume 2: Man-Machine Interface by Dark Horse, initially into 11 comic issues from January 29, 2003 to December 31, 2003 and later into a single volume on January 12, 2005. Kodansha Comics USA picked up the license and republished it on August 10, 2010.

The Japanese publisher Kodansha published a bilingual version (in English and Japanese) on March 2011.


Kusanagi, Motoko
Aramaki, Daisuke


Jan 21, 2013
All of the other GiS and Gis:SAC anime and manga strongly resemble each other, this one is very different.

Set several years subsequent to the earlier manga, the world has changed a lot. The Major, merged with the Puppeteer is now a disembodied consciousness somewhere on the web. She does, however, merge at times with other bits of consciousness that she then spins off the results as "children," of which there are several, all now separate entities. One of these, which has chosen to call itself "Motoko Arimaki," (the Major calls it something else) is the boss lady of a global corporation, who ...
Feb 22, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Before I get into this let me preface by saying I'm still analyzing the first Ghost in the Shell and don't feel I 100% get it. However, even when I couldn't quite follow it I was able to feel it and see the vision. This time, I really had no idea what the fuck I was reading. The characters, the world and the plot, beyond the general scenario, were very much lost on me. So why did I give this a 7? To be honest I'm likely to lower it to 6. What I really like though is the art. It's not as refined as ...
Oct 12, 2021
It's beyond me how this manga can be so bad. The art is literally awful. I get it that 3D CGI can be easier or refreshing in manga world but holy moly does it look bad.. Overall it feels like autor didn't give much to the manga because even without the cgi it is like he copy paste generic characters on some vague bacground. The story is almost non existent. You will not find anything enjoyble or good here. It's the worst manga I read so far.

By the way I will leave this here too. Masamune Shirow should be kissing Mamoru Oshii feets because ...

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