From anime and manga Ghost in the Shell, this is Ghost in the Shell : Major Motoko Kusanagi 1/8 Scale PVC Figure . Motoko Kusangi, the cyborg lead character in the Ghost in the Shell anime, is rendered in a 1/8 scale PVC statue that features her likeness from the most recent Ghost in the Shell movie, Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society. Originally an exclusive to Amazon Japan, this figure is now available in the North American market! Comes packaged in a window box for easy display.
Major Motoko Kusanagi (草薙素子, Kusanagi Motoko) is a cyborg in the employ of “Public Security Section 9”, a fictional division of the real Japanese National Public Safety Commission, as the squad leader.
Little is known of Kusanagi’s early history, though the television series hints at some of her background, usually through flashbacks; commonly from the points of view of others, rarely from Kusanagi’s. Notably, the opening sequence of the Stand Alone Complex series, episodes number 8 “The Fortunate Ones – MISSING HEARTS” and 37 “Kusanagi’s Labyrinth – AFFECTION” which seem to imply that Kusanagi has spent most of her life in a prosthetic body.
Motoko Kusanagi’s various incarnations in the different manga or movies or TV series all portray her differently. Since each of these have independent storylines, the physical and mental characteristics of Motoko Kusanagi has been modified in different ways to reflect the focus of the story; these changes are reflected in the different ways that artists draw her.
In the 2nd Gig episode “Kusanagi’s Labyrinth – AFFECTION” it is revealed that as a young child Kusanagi was involved in a plane crash, the only other survivor of which was Hideo Kuze who later became a member of the “Individual Eleven”. After spending an undefined period of time in a coma Kusanagi’s ghost was transferred into a fully cybernetic body, presumably without her prior consent. After this she visited Hideo Kuze in hospital since he was still paralysed from the injuries he had suffered in the crash and eventually convinced him to undergo the cyberisation procedure himself.
At the end of the series Kusanagi confessed that she couldn’t remember what her real name was, indicating that Motoko Kusanagi is actually only a pseudonym, just as Hideo Kuze’s name is as well. See details