Manga Essentials 1

  |  Buy to Own: 25/09/2006
  |  583 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Anime feature triple. In 'Akira' (1987), the year is 2019 and Tokyo is on the brink of absolute destruction. Cyberpunk biker Tetsuo has become involved in a top-secret military research project and has begun to develop special powers. The police and the army attempt to contain Tetsuo, but his transformation gathers speed rapidly, and soon not even his friend Kaneda can help him. In 'Ninja Scroll' (1995), Jubei is a masterless Ninja who travels the land hiring out his services for gold or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways - and possibily his life. 'Ghost in the Shell' (1995) is set in a futuristic world where cyberspace, artificial intelligences and cyborg cops are the norm, and only the Ghost (the indefinable element of human consciousness) exists to determine who is alive and who is purely a creation of the Net. Major Motoko Kusanagi is an elite officer in the Shell Squad who has been so heavily modified that little more than her Ghost remains. She is assigned to finding a computer criminal who is skilled enough to hack into the minds of his victims, and she finds that he uses humans as puppets to do his evil deeds. Events soon take on a more sinister twist...