''Ghost in the Shell'' is a {{Cyberpunk}} and/or PostCyberpunk franchise about a cyborg woman in an elite Japanese police force. While each part shares the same characters, settings, and themes, the plot and continuity varies between the different adaptations. Brought to you by Creator/ShirowMasamune.

!!Works in the ''Ghost in the Shell'' franchise:

* ''Manga/GhostInTheShell'': The original manga by Creator/ShirowMasamune.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'': The 1995 anime film adaption, directed by Creator/MamoruOshii. Had a sequel, ''Ghost in the Shell: Innocence''.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': The 2002 anime TV series adaptation. Followed up by the second season, ''Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig'' and TheMovie ''Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society''.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellArise'': 2013 OVA series.
** ''Alternative Architecture'': 10-episode Spring2015Anime series that consists of the four original ''Arise'' [=OVAs=] divided up into 2 episodes each, with the final two episodes being a new story arc called ''Pyrophoric Cult.''
** ''Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie'': A movie taking place after ''Arise / Alternative Architecture'' and finishes up the Arise continuity. It also celebrated the 25-year anniversary of the franchise (the original manga was serialized in Japan from 1989-1990).
* ''VideoGame/GhostInTheShellFirstAssaultOnline'': A Free To Play Online multiplayer FirstPersonShooter for PC based on ''Stand Alone Complex''.
* ''Film/GhostInTheShell2017'': A LiveActionAdaptation to be released in 2017.

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If you are looking for a trope about people living inside your head, it's [[GhostInTheMachine here]].