Deep into the 21st century, the line between man and machine
has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement
of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human
tissue. In this rapidly converging technoscape, the covert-ops
agents of Section 9 are charged to track and crack the most
dangerous terrorists, cybercriminals, and ghost hackers the
digital future has to offer. Whether dealing with remote-controlled
corpses, lethally malfunctioning micromachines, or cop-killer
cyborgs, Section 9 is determined to serve and protect...
in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor represents the
first time a western audience has been able to discover the
"lost" Ghost in the Shell stories, created by Shirow
Masamune after completing work on the original Ghost
in the Shell
manga and prior to his tour-de-force, Ghost
in the Shell 2: Man-Manchine Interface,
but never collected until now.
on Section 9 agents in their daily battle against technocrime,
Human-Error Processor collects together the stories
Fat Cat, Drive Slave, Mines of Mind and
Lost Past - all
produced in the authentic right-to-left reading format, as
originally published in Japan.
script is as well written as we've come to expect from Masamune,
but what surprised me was his amusing ramblings that appear
at the foot of many of the pages. These are here to explain
something in the main text that might not be clear but, more
often than not, it's used tongue in cheek.
artwork is also a thing of beauty. It's a shame that Masamune's
original work wasn't fully realised in colour. Here, every
now and then, we get four consecutive pages in colour and
they look amazing.
collection doesn't need a recommendation from me - all manga
fans will already know that this is another fantastic collection
that everyone should add to their list of must buy books.