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Koukaku Kidoutai 1.5: Human-Error Processer

Koukaku Kidoutai 1.5: Human-Error Processer

Alternative Titles

English: The Ghost in the Shell 1.5
Synonyms: Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor
Japanese: 攻殻機動隊1.5 HUMAN-ERROR PROCESSER


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: 1991 to Jul 15, 1996
Authors: Shirow, Masamune (Story & Art)


Score: 7.581 (scored by 1810 users)
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Ranked: #29962
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Popularity: #1948
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Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor presents the "lost" Ghost in the Shell stories, created by Shirow Masamune after completing work on the original Ghost in the Shell manga and prior to his tour-de-force, Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface, but never collected until now. Focusing on Section 9 agents in their daily battle against technocrime, Human-Error Processor has all the mind-twisting cybermadness you've come to expect from Ghost in the Shell but set in a more police-procedural context with action and suspense galore.

(Source: Dark Horse)


Koukaku Kidoutai 1.5: Human-Error Processer contains four chapters previously released, but not published in tankoubon format. The original edition, in July 23, 2003, contained a booklet and a CD-ROM featuring the full stories and adding music to the manga scenes, as well as a screensaver.

The series was published in English as The Ghost in the Shell 1.5 by Dark Horse, initially as eight individual comic issues from November 1, 2006 to June 6, 2007 and later into a single volume on October 10, 2007. Kodansha Comics USA picked up the license and republished it on September 25, 2012.

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Dec 22, 2009
Spookt (All reviews)
Sometimes more of the same is exactly what you want and the best you can hope for. Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor proves that that is sometimes good, sometimes bad.

Things have settled down in Section 9 since the Puppeteer case ended. Major Motoko Kusanagi has disappeared. Batou has stepped up to fill her role as assault leader. Togusa is now partnered with the sharp-nosed Azuma, their newest recruit. The rest of Section 9’s crack team remains as quick-witted and kick-ass as ever.

We open the story in the middle of a new case involving a cyber-criminal disturbingly similar to the Puppeteer. Someone has hijacked read more
Jun 11, 2011
froody1911 (All reviews)
I'll be concise here.
The original Ghost in the Shell manga is a true gem in the world of manga, philosophy and cyberpunk.
1.5 is a set of stories that didn't make it to either the original or 2, and were released after 2.

This one doesn't have the same amount of speculative content as the original, and its short, independent cases are less memorable.
The charismatic Major is almost entirely absent. Togusa, Batou and Aramaki get the spotlight.
The absence of an overarching plotline is one of the biggest weaknesses here. Further, there is only one major philosophical theory that Masamune appears to be presenting throughout the read more


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