Originally Answered: Is 'ghost in the shell' good?
GitS exists in 3 sub-unverses: the manga, the (first) two movies, and Stand Alone Complex. All three exist in similar worlds, ceter around a counter-cyberterrorism group called Section 9, and in some cases recycle stories from each other with minor changes to make them fit the parituclar universe.
All of GitS has a strong focus on the concepts of being a person who has most or all of their body replaced with robotic parts. In the movie universe, the majority of the exploration of this is on the philosophical side, asking questions about how much must be organic to still be human, and whether a person in a fully-prosthetic body can even be sure they aren't a machine with false memories. Stand Alone Complex puts more attention on action and what someone with a robot body and some hacking abilities would be able to do to win a fight or war, and what unintended consequences some of those options might have. There's more attention paid to the social and politial climate, and how the technology could both cause and cure those situations. The manga (which I'm not very familiar with), strikes a balance between the two, but also contains a lot more male-oriented fanservice.
Personally, I love all of Stand lone Complex, and like the first movie, but hate the second one.