Comic Tropes: Ghost in the Shell

Chris Piers   March 6, 2017   Comments Off on Comic Tropes: Ghost in the Shell

In 1989, Masamune Shirow began telling the story of Ghost in the Shell as a manga. I glide through the first volume, over 350 pages, pointing out tropes of Cyberpunk that were featured and elements that were used in the Ghost in the Shell anime film from 1995 as well as other movies. If the anime TV and films are the only version you’ve seen, you may be surprised at how radically different some of the original source material is.