Sunday, 20 January 2013

Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex Manga

Just finished reading Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Episode 1 manga. This was written/drawn by Yu Kinutani. This is an expansion on the Ghost In The Shell universe. It was a very quick read (1-2hrs). The story was excellent. Basically about how a high-ranking government official is kidnapped and Section 9 is brought in to find the official and solve the case. Of coarse all the main characters are here; The Major, Bato, Aramaki, Togusa, even the Tachikomas. Very good! If your into cyberpunk this is an excellent book to get. I'm finding I can't get enough of this stuff!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Human-Error Processor

Well, as most of my friends know, I'm big into Japanese manga, especially of the cyberpunk genre. One of my favorite artist/writers is Masamune Shirow. I haven't actually read the original Ghost In The Shell yet but I did pick up: Ghost In The Shell - Human-Error Processor. This manga is the lost continuation of the Ghost In The Shell story. Obviously, it takes place after the original manga and the 'Major' (now called Chroma) makes a couple of appearances in this manga. The story is basically about the activity of Section 9 after The Puppeteer incident and peoples minds and bodies are being hacked to the point that dead bodies are being controlled. Anyway, if your into manga this is a great book to pick up and read!