The hulking cyborg counterterrorist Batou doesn't have a family; his electronic brain never dreams. So why did he dream the other night - and dream that he has a son?
At one time, Batou had a human love for his partner, the legendary Major, before he witnessed her transfiguration into something beyond humanity. Now he has only his job, and his beloved basset hound, Gabriel. But when Batou has a near-death experience in an arranged car "accident,"s; he returns home to find Gabriel has gone missing - perhaps, to go look for her owner's lost soul.
Innocence, After The Long Goodbye is the prequel to the Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence film. Contains a special bonus discussion between the director, Mamoru Oshii, and the author, Masaki Yamada.
Written by Masaki Yamada.
#42 - What's Hot Pick