From Masamune Shirow, leading exponent of manga -- the most dynamic and popular comic genre in the world -- comes his most influential and important creation! The near future. Human and robot are indistinguishable and giving birth to new criminals -- ghost hackers capable of reducing people to puppets. Cyborg agent Major Motoko Kusanagi is on the trail of the most lethal hacker -- the Puppeteer, leading her into the twisted nexus between living technology and the human psyche! This new edition includes additional material never seen before and all the breathtaking visuals and hypersonic storytelling that has made manga the comics powerhouse it is today!