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Koukaku Kidoutai 2  
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Description
Takes place a few years after the first Ghost In The Shell manga. The Major has been missing since then, and Ghost in the Shell 2 follows the mysterious Motoko Aramaki as she runs an investigation into an incident at an organ factory and its consequences. She's on the run to clean up the mess and save herself in the process. Meanwhile, the former members of section 9 investigate Motoko to find out who she really is.

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
Ghost in the Shell 2
Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface
Ghost in the Shell: Man Machine Interface
Kokaku Kidotai 2
Призрак в доспехах 2:
Человеко-Машинный Интерфейс
攻殻機動隊 2

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Status
in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7.1 / 10.0 (112 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.98 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 6th 2020, 1:58pm PST


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Year
1997

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #595 increased(+177)
Monthly Pos #1561 increased(+275)
3 Month Pos #3085 increased(+288)
6 Month Pos #4422 increased(+502)
Year Pos #5397 increased(+1626)

List Stats
On 82 reading lists
On 179 wish lists
On 288 completed lists
On 14 unfinished lists
On 72 custom lists

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A difficult read  
by BSzili
January 8th, 2019, 3:02pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
If you found the first manga confusing, then this one will make your head spin. Most of it consists of hacking which is chock full of technobabble, and it also adds some esoteric elements to the mix. I had to read most pages multiple times just to figure out what's going on, and I'm still nonplussed by the ending.
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The premise is that after Motoko merged with the Puppet Master they created multiple versions of themselves. This manga focuses on Motoko Aramaki aka Motoko 11, with other "iterations" making appearances towards the end.

It's so abstract that it's no wonder it never got an anime adaptation, although I recognized some plot elements from it in the Stand Alone Complex series. If you are a die hard fan give it a read, if nothing else for the beautiful art, otherwise stick to the original Ghost in the Shell manga and 1.5.

... Last updated on January 9th, 2019, 5:43am
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nice  
by Hekynn
April 9th, 2007, 6:13pm
Rating: N/A
oooooh they should do a sequal!!! after Ghost in the shell movie 2 smile
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