Koukaku Kidoutai 1.5: Human-Error Processer
The Ghost in the Shell 1.5
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Koukaku Kidoutai 1.5: Human-Error Processer

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Synonyms: Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor
Japanese: 攻殻機動隊1.5 HUMAN-ERROR PROCESSER
English: The Ghost in the Shell 1.5
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: 1991 to Jul 15, 1996
Genres: Action Action, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Detective Detective, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Shirow, Masamune (Story & Art)


Score: 7.361 (scored by 27232,723 users)
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Ranked: #37572
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Popularity: #2291
Members: 7,367
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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
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 ...
Jun 11, 2011
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Aug 15, 2020
Before I talk about my thoughts on 1.5, I need to clarify that I am a huge fan of Ghost in the Shell, so I may have put a bit too much of my thoughts into some categories.

Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor is the 3rd part of the GITS trilogy, so if you haven't read the first two [I'll say why reading GITS 2 is worth it in a little], I'd recommend doing so before reading this one.

The manga should be read in this order: Ghost in the Shell -> Ghost in the shell 2: Man-Machine Interface -> Ghost in the Shell ...

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