« The Twelfth Card | Main | Blood Price »

Ghost in the Shell: The Lost Memory

Ghost In The Shell - Stand Alone Complex Volume 1: The Lost Memory, by Junichi Fujisaku

I've been watching the Ghost in the Shell anime on Adult Swim lately and enjoying it quite a bit. I know it's originally a manga, but I've never been able to get in to those. But there's at least a couple actual books set in that universe and this is the first one.

The world they're set in has a very Matrix feel to it (I think the Matrix guys used GitS as one of their inspirations so that makes sense), the main character is essentially a brain inside an artificial body. Just about everyone is hooked up to a version of the internet, and people can be "hacked" though it.

It's a Japanese series so there's a lot of subtle differences in cultural priorities, what's acceptable behavior, what a person's goal in life should be... it's really interesting.

The story in this one has to do with teenagers that are becoming terrorists without any warning.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)


This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on August 24, 2007 11:51 AM.

The previous post in this blog was The Twelfth Card.

The next post in this blog is Blood Price.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.