In 2032, the line between humans and machines has been blurred almost beyond distinction. Humans have forgotten that they are human, and those that are left coexist with cyborgs and dolls. Batou is a cyborg. His body is artificial: the only remnants left of his humanity are traces of his brain... and the memories of a woman called The Major.
A detective for the government's covert anti-terrorist unit, Public Security Section 9, Batou is investigating the case of a "gynoid" - a hyperrealistic female robot - who malfunctions and slaughters her owner. As Batou delves deeper into the investigation, questions arise about humanity's need to immortalize its image in dolls. The answers to those questions lead to the shocking truth behind the crime... and, quite possibly, the very meaning of life.
Each volume comes with elegant dust jackets from the original Japanese edition. Japanese sound effects complete and uncut, with bonus glossary. Special original essay on director Mamoru Oshii and Innocence.