Koukaku Kidoutai 2: Manmachine Interface
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: 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: 6.781 (scored by 26962,696 users)
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Ranked: #102532
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Popularity: #2258
Members: 7,123
Favorites: 76

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The series follows the mysterious Motoko Aramaki as she runs an investigation into a incident at an organ factory and it's 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.

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Dec 27, 2016
Pandorianim (All reviews)
This is the only hentai on my bookshelf...
This is not even a GiTS, this is just hentai. The story is totally messed up (just like my reviev). You don't know what's happening there. I am preatty big fan of GiTS, but to be honest, this is worst manga I've read so far. The plot is almost impossible to follow and i didn't find any enjoyment in this.
The only good thing about it, is drawing. Almost on every paged there is a naked or half naked women.
I can't reccomend this to anyone. This is my rating:
Story 1
Art 3
Character 2
Enjoyment 2
Overall 3 (for pity)
Nov 3, 2009
Spookt (All reviews)
There is a world supersaturated with technology without any foreseeable boundaries. No more is there the question as to the link between man and machine; it is the foregone conclusion. We stand at the edge of an ocean of change and somewhere deep, down in those unlit and unfathomable dark places, it must be awaiting us. So where do we go from here? Such is the world of Ghost in the Shell. Such is our own.

If the original manga stood us on a hill overlooking this ocean, Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface places us firmly on the shoreline where the waters swell and read more
Feb 19, 2016
PxHC (All reviews)
Try drawing some half naked women, or sometimes completely naked, in scenes that you can have a good view of their asses, panties, or pointy big hard tits, or everything in the same scene as they are doing some contortionism to show you everything at the same time... then you add some lines saying "hacking this" "hacking that" "corrupting files" "putting up firewall" "my skirt is too heavy, better take it off", add some poor crime investigation or mercenary plots and some cheesy philosophical questions not adding anything new to the GitS series...


You have Koukaku Kidoutai 2: Manmachine Interface, a total waste I couldn't recommend read more
Mar 29, 2016
noahsd (All reviews)
If you read the original manga and thought the technobabble was confusing, this manga is quite a bit worse in that respect. Where I could somewhat keep up with the plot of the first volume, this volume takes the technobabble to the extreme, with a very large portion of the story being the protagonist endlessly spouting information that only the most tech-savvy people would understand.

As for the characters, the vast majority of the story is our hero (Matoko from the first volume fused with the puppeteer calling itself/herself "Matoko Aramaki") jumping into puppet bodies stashed all over the world in order to fight crime like read more

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