Ghost in the Shell is a Japanese media franchise originally published as a seinen manga series written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. Animation studio Production I.G has produced several different anime adaptations of Ghost in the Shell, starting with the 1995 film of the same name, telling the story of Section 9's investigation of the Puppet Master. The television series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex followed in 2002, telling an alternate story from the manga and first film, featuring Section 9's investigations of government corruption in the Laughing Man and Individual Eleven incidents. A sequel to the 1995 film, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, was released in 2004. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this franchise.
Political intrigue and counter-terrorism operations are standard fare for Section 9, a special-operations task-force made up of former military officers and police detectives, who operates in the mid-twenty-first century in the Japanese city of New Port City. Each case is unique and require the diverse skills of Section 9's staff to prevent a series of incidents from escalating..