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Ghost in the Shell is a Cyberpunk and/or Post-Cyberpunk 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.


Works in the Ghost in the Shell franchise:

  • Ghost in the Shell: The original manga by Shirow Masamune. Had two sequels, Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human Error Processor and Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface.
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  • Ghost in the Shell: The 1995 anime film adaption, directed by Mamoru Oshii. Had a sequel, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: The 2002 anime TV series adaptation. Followed up by the second season, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig and The Movie Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society.
  • Ghost in the Shell: Arise: 2013 OVA series.
    • Alternative Architecture: 10-episode Spring 2015 Anime 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).
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