NEW HARDCOVER DELUXE EDITION! Now a major motion picture! • Definitive new edition supervised by creator Shirow Masamune • In the original, right-to-left format with Japanese sound effects for the first time! • Released simultaneously with deluxe editions of The Ghost in the Shell 1.5 and 2 Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including "ghost hackers" who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers' criminal ends.