History Manga / GhostInTheShell

2nd Feb '16 2:51:20 PM JamesAustin
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''Ghost in the Shell'' (攻殻機動隊 ''Kōkaku Kidōtai'', literally "Mobile Armored Riot Police") is a manga series written and illustrated by Creator/ShirowMasamune. The manga, first serialized in 1989, told the story of the counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, a cyborg SWAT team led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in PostCyberpunk Japan. It would go on to become a [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell franchise]], being followed by two more manga series, ''[=GitS=]: Human Error Processor'' and ''[=GITS=]: [=Man/Machine=] Interface'', and later being adapted into two [[Anime/GhostInTheShell animated films]], an [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex anime]] and an OVA series. The films, ''Stand Alone Complex'' and ''Arise'' are in different continuities.
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''Ghost in the Shell'' (攻殻機動隊 ''Kōkaku Kidōtai'', literally "Mobile Armored Riot Police") is a manga series written and illustrated by Creator/ShirowMasamune.Creator/MasamuneShirow. The manga, first serialized in 1989, told the story of the counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, a cyborg SWAT team led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in PostCyberpunk Japan. It would go on to become a [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell franchise]], being followed by two more manga series, ''[=GitS=]: Human Error Processor'' and ''[=GITS=]: [=Man/Machine=] Interface'', and later being adapted into two [[Anime/GhostInTheShell animated films]], an [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex anime]] and an OVA series. The films, ''Stand Alone Complex'' and ''Arise'' are in different continuities.
2nd Feb '16 2:50:24 PM JamesAustin
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''Ghost in the Shell'' (攻殻機動隊 ''Kōkaku Kidōtai'', literally "Mobile Armored Riot Police") is a manga series written and illustrated by Creator/ShirowMasamune. The manga, first serialized in 1989, told the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, a cyborg SWAT team led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in PostCyberpunk Japan. It would go on to become a [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell franchise]], being followed by two more manga series, ''[=GitS=]: Human Error Processor'' and ''[=GITS=]: [=Man/Machine=] Interface'', and later being adapted into two [[Anime/GhostInTheShell animated films]], an [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex anime]] and an OVA series. The films, ''Stand Alone Complex'' and ''Arise'' are in different continuities.
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''Ghost in the Shell'' (攻殻機動隊 ''Kōkaku Kidōtai'', literally "Mobile Armored Riot Police") is a manga series written and illustrated by Creator/ShirowMasamune. The manga, first serialized in 1989, told the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, a cyborg SWAT team led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in PostCyberpunk Japan. It would go on to become a [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell franchise]], being followed by two more manga series, ''[=GitS=]: Human Error Processor'' and ''[=GITS=]: [=Man/Machine=] Interface'', and later being adapted into two [[Anime/GhostInTheShell animated films]], an [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex anime]] and an OVA series. The films, ''Stand Alone Complex'' and ''Arise'' are in different continuities.
2nd Feb '16 2:44:51 PM JamesAustin
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Creator/ShirowMasamune's classic manga about a cyborg SWAT team and its CO in PostCyberpunk Japan. It would go on to become a [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell franchise]], being followed by two more manga series, ''[=GitS=]: Human Error Processor'' and ''[=GITS=]: [=Man/Machine=] Interface'', and later being adapted into two [[Anime/GhostInTheShell animated films]], an [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex anime]] and an OVA series. The films, ''Stand Alone Complex'' and ''Arise'' are in different continuities. A live-action film, which used to be in DevelopmentHell, is at works which will be produced by DreamWorks. Creator/ScarlettJohansson will take the lead role and it will be directed by Rupert Sanders (''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'').
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Creator/ShirowMasamune's classic ''Ghost in the Shell'' (攻殻機動隊 ''Kōkaku Kidōtai'', literally "Mobile Armored Riot Police") is a manga about series written and illustrated by Creator/ShirowMasamune. The manga, first serialized in 1989, told the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, a cyborg SWAT team and its CO led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in PostCyberpunk Japan. It would go on to become a [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell franchise]], being followed by two more manga series, ''[=GitS=]: Human Error Processor'' and ''[=GITS=]: [=Man/Machine=] Interface'', and later being adapted into two [[Anime/GhostInTheShell animated films]], an [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex anime]] and an OVA series. The films, ''Stand Alone Complex'' and ''Arise'' are in different continuities. continuities. A live-action film, which used to be in DevelopmentHell, is at works which will be produced by DreamWorks. Creator/ScarlettJohansson will take the lead role and it will be directed by Rupert Sanders (''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'').
4th Nov '15 2:30:03 PM DRCEQ
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That isn't Early Installment Weirdness, that's Character Development and Alternate Character Interpretation being applied to her various incarnations throughout the franchise. However, I do like how Motoko acts like a complete bitch in the best of ways in the manga.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Motoko's not nearly as stoic here as in the anime adaptations. As the volumes shift from dark comedy to a more serious plot though, the Major's characterization loses the upbeat nature and becomes colder and pensive, much like later adaptations characterizes her.
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Motoko's not nearly as stoic here as in the anime adaptations. She starts off as a total bitch who doesn't care about saving your ass unless it's specifically her job to do so. She's greedy, bitchy, catty, selfish, angry, sometimes even mischievous and playful. As the volumes shift from dark comedy to a more serious plot though, the Major's characterization loses the upbeat nature and becomes colder and pensive, much like later adaptations characterizes her.

* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Motoko acts a lot more human, for lack of a better term, in the manga, especially the first volume, than in the various adaptations, behaving friendlier and less detached from ordinary people.
4th Nov '15 8:19:59 AM StarSword
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Motoko acts a lot more human, for lack of a better term, in the manga, especially the first volume, than in the various adaptations, behaving friendlier and less detached from ordinary people.
23rd Sep '15 3:46:02 AM StFan
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Not a trope.
* TechnicalPacifist: Aramaki is too old to do any fighting. He's always been the political leader of Section 9 who takes care of the paperwork, and doesn't have a violent bone in his body. However, when he learns that Section 1 was trying to hunt down and kill Motoko as part of a {{gambit}} they got caught up in, he pulls out a gun and cocks it right in the face of Section 1's leader without a second thought, ordering him to call off his men.
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* TechnicalPacifist: Aramaki is too old to do any fighting. He's always been the political leader of Section 9 who takes care of the paperwork, and doesn't have a violent bone in his body. However, when he learns that Section 1 was trying to hunt down and kill Motoko as part of a {{gambit}} gambit they got caught up in, he pulls out a gun and cocks it right in the face of Section 1's leader without a second thought, ordering him to call off his men.
6th Sep '15 6:55:30 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: The Puppet Master plans to merge his mind with Motoko's and become the progenitor of a new species who would have godlike powers over cyberspace. This is reminiscent of Wintermute's plan to merge with ''{{Neuromancer}}''.
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* ShoutOut: The Puppet Master plans to merge his mind with Motoko's and become the progenitor of a new species who would have godlike powers over cyberspace. This is reminiscent of Wintermute's plan to merge with ''{{Neuromancer}}''.''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''.
21st Jun '15 8:09:51 PM Willbyr
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* AndThenWhat: Asked by one of the Fuchikomas when another suggest [[AIIsACrapshoot revolt]], followed by it realizing that all the things it wanted, like getting its oil changed by humans was already happening.
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* AndThenWhat: Asked by one of the Fuchikomas when another suggest suggests [[AIIsACrapshoot that they revolt]], followed by it realizing that all the things it wanted, like getting its oil changed by humans humans, was already happening.
20th Jun '15 10:01:33 PM justanid
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* AndThenWhat: Asked by one of the Fuchikomas when another suggest [[AIIsACrapshoot revolt]], followed by it realizing that all the things it wanted, like getting its oil changed by humans was already happening.
5th Jun '15 4:31:38 PM nombretomado
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* MythologyGag: [[DominionTankPolice Anna and Uni Puma]] show up as a couple of merchants in the streets of Etorofu. They get about 2 pages worth of dialogue. A Fuchikoma tries to barter with them for a piece of merchandise, but ends up accidentally stealing it when it ran off. Anna was pissed and grabs a machine gun, but Uni figures it was probably stolen merchandise in the first place anyway and says to just let it go.
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* MythologyGag: [[DominionTankPolice [[Anime/DominionTankPolice Anna and Uni Puma]] show up as a couple of merchants in the streets of Etorofu. They get about 2 pages worth of dialogue. A Fuchikoma tries to barter with them for a piece of merchandise, but ends up accidentally stealing it when it ran off. Anna was pissed and grabs a machine gun, but Uni figures it was probably stolen merchandise in the first place anyway and says to just let it go.
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