Kodansha and Production I.G. quietly announced that a new Ghost in the Shell anime has been green-lit. The anime is being co-directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) with Production I.G. handling the animation. They did not reveal if the anime is going to be a TV series, a movie, or an OVA series.
Production I.G. has been behind every anime adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell manga. Past projects include Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (movies from 1995 and 2004), Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (two season TV series from 2002), Ghost in the Shell: Arise (four part OVA from 2013), and Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (movie from 2015).
Each series follows a different story, but they all center around Major Motoko Kusanagi and Public Security Section 9, which is a special-operations task-force set up to combat counter-terrorism and cyber-terrorism.
Currently, a Ghost in the Shell live-action movie starring Scarlett Johansson is running in theaters. It will open in Japan on April 7.