Chris Homer writes:"Fans of the TV series may feel this is quite a bit rushed, but overall should enjoy it. Fans like myself with more than a passing interest can also take quite a bit on board, if you enjoy the psychological intelligent side of GITS, you’ll be in for a treat. If you prefer the action side that focuses on the Tachikomas, you could be disappointed. Overall though, it’s a fine edition to the GITS franchise line that follows continuinty in this single story whilst still developing the main characters well enough to know they haven’t lost their edge. Recommend to fans of the franchise."