Author(s): Yu Kinutani
Yu Kinutani's adaptation of the hit anime series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (in turn inspired by the landmark manga by Masamune Shirow) continues to be as gripping as ever. Set in the year 2030 in the fictional Japanese city of New Port, the story follows members of Public Security Section 9, a special-operations task-force made up of former military officers and police detectives. The manga presents individual cases that Section 9 investigates, along with an ongoing, more serious investigation into the serial killer and hacker known only as The Laughing Man.
"Stand Alone Complex is a series that truly fills that craving need I have for a solid action series that's filled with adult characters." - AnimeonDVD.com (from a review of the anime)