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Koukaku Kidoutai 2: Manmachine Interface

Koukaku Kidoutai 2: Manmachine Interface

Alternative Titles

English: Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface
Synonyms: Dual Device
Japanese: 攻殻機動隊2 MANMACHINE INTERFACE

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 28, 2001
Authors: Shirow, Masamune (Story & Art)
Serialization: None

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Popularity: #1896
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Synopsis

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)

Background

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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Spookt
Nov 3, 2009
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.

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PxHxCx
Feb 19, 2016
Try drawning 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 contortion 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...

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az_gary
Jan 21, 2013
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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 read more
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noahsd
Mar 29, 2016
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.

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