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The Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm 1


Cover of The Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm

Fans of Shirow Masamune‘s Ghost in the Shell that miss not having new stories in the manga universe can offer thanks to writer Junichi Fujisaku and artist Yuki Yoshimoto, who are carrying the torch for the series.

I doubt I can summarise the plot better than publisher Kodansha has already:

“Hackers attempt to assassinate a politician during a speech preaching the advantages of cybernetic prosthetics. Fortunately, Togusa is there to whisk her to safety, and the investigation leads Batou to a suspicious factory in the artificial islands in southern Japan. Meanwhile, Chief Aramaki hears of a disturbing discovery at the other end of the country: dozens of artificial bodies, illegally dumped near a village where an anti-cyberization sect conducts their training and “rites.” Among the empty shells is one formerly inhabited by the woman who embodied Section 9 until she left it behind and disappeared: Major Motoko Kusanagi…”

The story will be collected into two parts, with book one due to be published on 23 June 2020, and the follow-up due on 1 December 2020.

Written by: Junichi Fujisaku
Art by: Yuki Yoshimoto
Publisher: Kodansha
First published: 2020