The new series of Masamune Shirow's groundbreaking cyberpunk
thriller Ghost In The Shell continues in Ghost in the Shell:
Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG. This fourth in the seven-volume
series features four more episodes (13 to 16) detailing the
exploits of Section 9...
Up: Kuze escapes from the Kyushu Tower as Section 9 continues
the investigation into Kuze and the Individual Eleven. Only
a handful of highly skilled specialists could have actually
created Kuze's unique prosthetic face. They identify the prostheticist
they believe treated Kuze and rush to his office to apprehend
him, but it is too late. He has been murdered. The face of
the murderer in the security video is revealed to be that
of Section 9 team member, Paz! An imposter has been using
his identity, but what is this person's connection to him
Face: During a poker game, Saito recalls his first run-in
with the Major and how he lost his eye. In the summer of 2020,
he was fighting in Mexico as a mercenary with anti-government
forces. The situation was going from bad to worse and the
mercenaries were waiting for an opportunity to surrender.
In the middle of this torment, Saito learns that an enemy
special operations unit is secretly transporting nuclear material
across enemy lines. In a strange twist of fate Saito has his
first encounter with the young Kusanagi, who is a members
of the very same special operation unit his is attempting
Some Tachikomas skip a maintenance protocol and initiate an
investigation into the Individual Eleven on their own. Meanwhile,
there is an explosion at the AI lab. Following the destruction
of the lab, Professor Asuda goes missing. While investigating
Asuda's disappearance, the Tachikomas experience a collective
memory of the professor, but why? There is no record of Asuda
in the Tachikomas' memory, so what connects him to them?
Chance: Ishikawa returns from the Peninsula, his investigation
into Kuze revealing a number of shocking truths. In 2024 Kuze
was part of the Self-Defence Forces dispatched by UN mandate
to a small country on the Peninsula. What Kuze witnessed changed
him forever and threatens to bring down the entire government.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister is alerted to the existence
of 'cyberbrain hubs' and the very serious implications they
have for the ongoing refugee crisis.
include interviews with Kenji Kamiyama (director), Toru Ohkawa
(Saito) and Takashi Onozuka (Paz);and interview with Kenji
Kamiyama (director), Sakiko Tamagawa (Tachikoma), Yutaka Nakano
another cracking Ghost in the Shell release.
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