Ghost in the Shell is Getting a New Anime Project

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.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

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.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Currently, a Ghost in the Shell live-action movie starring Scarlett Johansson is running in theaters. It will open in Japan on April 7.

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