Pieces Gem 02 – Neuro Hard ( Planet Of The Bees ) is an unfinished manga series by Ghost In The Shell/Appleseed creator Masamune Shirow. Parts of the series were published sporadically in the comics magazine Comics Dragon from 1992-1994, and now collected in this hard cover volume ( first published in 2015 ).
Fans of Shirow’s work will immediately pick up the likeness in style and treatment to other works produced during that time ( early to mid 90s ), namely Orion and Intron Depot, which I love the most. The art work is immensely detailed ( shaded painstakingly using screentones instead of digital work ), choked full of interesting annotations and most importantly of all, beautifully illustrated.
“Pieces Gem 02 – Masamune Shirow” manga details :
Dimensions – 21.9 x 15.5 x 1.1 cm
Hard cover, 72 pages
Full color + B&W, in Japanese
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