Ghost in the Shell - Fuchikoma Free Paper Craft Download

Ghost in the Shell - Fuchikoma Free Paper Craft Download


Ghost in the Shell - Fuchikoma Free Paper Craft DownloadThis papercraft is the Fuchikoma, based on the manga series "Ghost in the Shell", the paper model is designed by D-mind. A Fuchikoma is a 1-man tank (walker/roller) used by members of Section 9 of the National Public Safety Commission. They also appear in slightly altered form as Tachikoma in the anime series.

Fuchikomas appear in the graphic novel of Ghost in the Shell and a PlayStation game of the same name, where the player spends the entire game playing as a member of Motoko Kusanagi's team, who is inside a Fuchikoma at all times.

They were removed from Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell movie, though a large relative of the Fuchikoma known as a "think tank" appears near the end of the movie.

In the TV series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, they are replaced by Tachikomas which act similarly, but look different, standing taller, and instead of a single large "eye" lens, they have 4 independent rotating sensor pods with 3 sensors each. The AI of Tachikomas is considerably more advanced.

At the end of the TV series Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG the Tachikomas sacrifice their AI's in order to prevent a nuclear detonation. They are replaced by Fuchikoma/Tachikoma hybrids, referred to as Uchikomas. There is some controversy over this name, as the Bandai DVDs refer to these tanks as "Fuchikoma", due to a misunderstanding dealing with the pronunciation of the "hu/fu" sound and comic source. However, all artbook and model kit resources clearly label these hybrid machines "Uchikoma".

They possess a simple artificial intelligence and can act independently to support their user in combat. When not in use, they exhibit a childlike personality and provide much of the humor in the series, while also being used to elaborate on Shirow's philosophy and ideas. Their AI does not include typical safeguards as they are military hardware, but because they possess emotions, they are closely monitored for signs of instability. The Fuchikomas within Section 9 are synchronized nightly or after missions to share their experiences and allow the entire group to learn from them.

Mechanically, they have four legs and two simple hands with three fingers on extensible arms which double as machine guns. The "face" consists of a large main lens and two smaller sensors with a "mouth" below, which is commonly a grenade launcher but sometimes a heavier machine gun. The pilot sits in a hunched position inside a large posterior pod with interface cables leading to the standard ports in the user's neck for direct control, but the Fuchikoma can also be given orders to act without a pilot.

They can handle many different types of terrain, and are able to walk up walls, rappel, walk, or extend wheels from their feet to drive. They are also submersible.

Ghost in the Shell is a media franchise based on the Japanese seinen manga series written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The first manga was originally serialized in Young Magazine from April 1989 to November 1990 and was followed by a sequel, Man-Machine Interface, from September 1991 to August 1997; each series was later published as its own tankĊbon volume by Kodansha. The manga presents itself as a collection of scenarios featuring counter-terrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in a futuristic Japan.

The series was first adapted as a film by Production I.G. in 1995, followed by a sequel, Innocence, in 2004. Two anime television series, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG, were also produced by Production I.G. and aired on Animax from 2002 to 2005; there were also several OVA produced based on the anime series. Video games, soundtracks, light novels, art books and other merchandise have also been released. In 2003, Kodansha published Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processer, a collection of manga chapters previously unreleased by Shirow.

The first English-language adaptation of the original manga The Ghost in the Shell was released in December 1995 in the United States, published by Dark Horse Comics and translated by Studio Proteus. A version was released by Titan Books in the United Kingdom in 1997. Several months after the original film's Japanese release, an English dub of the film was distributed internationally by Manga Entertainment to critical acclaim, developing the film's fanbase outside of Japan. Since the film's success abroad, most Ghost in the Shell media has been translated and released in English-speaking territories, including the anime series, which aired on the Sci-Fi Channel, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block, and the United Kingdom's AnimeCentral. New, albeit censored, editions of all three manga volumes remain in print from Kodansha in the United States; home video versions of the various films and anime series are available in English as well.

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