Ghost in the Shell Manga Volume 2
About Ghost in the Shell Manga Volume 2
Ghost in the Shell 2 features story and art by Shirow Masamune.
March 6, 2035. Motoko Aramaki is a hyper-advanced cyborg, a counter-terrorist net security expert, heading the investigative department of the giant multi-national, Poseidon Industrial. Partly transcending the physical world and existing in a virtual world of networks, Motoko is a fusion of multiple entities and identities, deploying remotely controlled prosthetic humanoid surrogates around the globe to solve a series of bizarre incidents.
Meanwhile, Tamaki Tamai, a psychic investigator from the Channeling Agency, has been commissioned to investigate strange changes in the temporal universe, brought about by two forces, one represented by the teachings of a professor named Rahampol, and the other by the complex, evolving Motoko entity. What unfolds will all be in a day's work - a day that will change everything, forever.
Ratings & Reviews
Not the Best Way to End a Series
by ANOMANO -
Volume 2 of the manga follows Motoko after her newly formed powers, enabling her to jump between any cyborg in existence and escape even the sharpest of adversaries. While I found it interesting that she no longer even regards herself as Motoko and has become independent of the military, the overall plot falls flat as it focuses on her giving orders to her cute little robots in mental hacking battles. These battles are executed by showing her talking without visualizing the "thing" she's fighting, since it's all just data routes.
What's worse, the cast of volume 1 are practically missing, so the supporting cast is weak, almost nonapparent. The plot finishes up decently, and the overall experience was collectively interesting, but by far this book doesn't live up to Motoko's other excursions.