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Ghost in the Shell premiered in March 2017 starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt and Chin Han. After a cyberterrorist attack killed her parents, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson), herself injured and the sole surviver of the attack, chose to became a cyber-enhanced soldier devoted to stopping the most treacherous criminals in the world.

Originally a Japanese manga series, Ghost in the Shell was written and illustrated by Masamue Shirow, and was first serialized in 1989. The series tells the story of a fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization called Public Security Section 9. Major Motoko Kusanagi, a human who has been cyber-enhanced to become a soldier devoted to stopping the most treacherous criminals in the world leads the organization in mid-21st century Japan.

The fictional Japanese city of Niihama, Niihama Prefecture, or New Port City, is the scene for the counter-terrorism operations undertaken by Public Security Section 9 as they worked to prevent incidents from escalating when fighting again corrupt officials, companies and cyber-criminals.

InIn this fictional future, technology has advanced far, and many members of the public possess cyber-brains; allowing them to interface their biological brain with various networks. Combined with prosthesis, a person can become a cyborg, like Major Motoko Kusanagi when she was assaulted during the cyber-terrorist attack as she needed to use a full-body prosthesis as well as cyberbrain.

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