Ghost in the Shell, coming to America via Japan, takes place in a science fiction cyberpunkish futre set in Japan. It takes some elements from Arthur Koestler’s work “The Ghost in the Machine.”

The Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell 2: Man/Machine Interface Manga is written by Masamune Shirow and the 2 movies (Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence) and 2 television series (Ghost in the Shell S.A.G. & Ghost in the Shell S.A.G.: 2nd GIG) the director is Mamoru Oshii.

The shows iteselt deals with what it is to have a soul, to be human, losing a soul, and man and machines. The artistry is well done and so is the dialog. The music fits what is happening on screen. I do enjoy it very much.