Ghost in the Shell

Live-action Ghost in the Shell brings back main anime cast for its Japanese-dubbed version

The protagonist of the Hollywood anime adaptation will always look like Scarlet Johansson, but she won’t always sound like her.

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Mythbuster’s Adam Savage explores Ghost in the Shell’s coolest practical effects【Video】

The Hollywood Ghost in the Shell turned to master prop makers from Weta Workshop to achieve their detailed practical looks.

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There’s one thing that really bugs me about the live-action Ghost in the Shell trailer【Video】

There’s been plenty of controversy about the casting and plot, but something else jumps out at me in the latest preview.

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Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Film Unveils 1st Full 2-Minute Trailer

Star Scarlett Johansson introduces video in Tokyo event.

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Live-action Ghost in the Shell recreates anime’s most famous fight scene in new preview 【Video】

21 years after the original, Scarlett Johansson tries her hand at one the most legendary fights in Japanese animation history.

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Kenji Kamiyama Teases Ghost in the Shell News

Anime director Kenji Kamiyama teased news of a new Ghost in the Shell in his official Twitter account on September 19.

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Teaser trailers released for Hollywood’s live-action Ghost in the Shell movie【Videos】

Here’s our first real preview of the Scarlett Johansson film based on the critically acclaimed anime and manga franchise.

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Crustacean Riot Police is the anime-inspired sake you didn’t know you needed

No Tachikomas were injured during the brewing process. Crabs on the other hand…

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Here’s what Japanese people think of Hollywood’s recent “whitewashing”【Video】

What do Japanese people think of Caucasian—not Asian—actors being cast in Hollywood adaptations of Japanese anime?

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Kodansha’s Sam Yoshiba supports Scarlett Johansson casting choice for Ghost in the Shell

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Live-action Ghost in the Shell movie casts its first Japanese actor: Beat Takeshi

69-year-old set to play key role in Hollywood anime adaptation.

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex collaborates with agencies to promote cybersecurity

Major Kusanagi and the members of Public Security Section 9 are on a quest to promote cybersecurity as part of an upcoming public awareness campaign.

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Dreamworks’ Ghost in the Shell film casts Sam Riley as villain

Riley joins Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk

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The newest Ghost in the Shell ukiyo-e print is available for pre-order and looking beautiful

In September, we introduced you to the new line of Ghost in the Shell ukiyo-e prints being prepared by OtakuWorks Inc. The first print was a relatively simple but beautiful take on the original movie poster, and while this second entry is equally limited and beautiful, its inspiration comes from a slightly different source: it’s based on the 24-hour Cherry Blossom Stakeout scene from the newest film!

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Ghost in the Shell in costume as producers reveal cast photos, reason for no DVD plans

The recent boom in live-action movie, TV, and stage adaptations of hit anime has to be a headache for producers. Most anime start out as manga, where the only limits on outlandish character and costume design is the imagination of the original artist, and we imagine it’s an exhaustive search to find real-life actors and actresses who look the part.

But Japan’s casting directors are proving themselves up to the challenge. Hot on the heels of the recently revealed Prison School TV drama come photos of the cast of the stage adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, and not only are there some uncanny resemblances, we now know why there won’t be a DVD or live streaming of the performance.

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If you’ve got the cash, you can pre-order this stunning Ghost in the Shell ukiyo-e print

A critical darling, Ghost in the Shell may well be one of the most beloved anime in history. Its compelling story, engaging characters and beautiful art all combine to make one of the most exciting franchises we can name, so it’s little surprise that 25 years after its release, the film remains a fan favorite to this day.

In celebration of the first film and the entire franchise, a special product has been announced: a limited-edition series of ukiyo-e prints featuring images from Ghost in the Shell! But when we say limited-edition, we really do mean limited — only 300 copies will be made!

And they won’t come cheap either…

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Ghost in the Shell is about to become Ghost on the Stage with Tokyo theatre adaptation

Similar to how some of Ghost in the Shell’s characters can slip their consciousness into new bodies, the enduring science fiction franchise has gone through many incarnations. Starting with the manga by creator Masamune Shirow, the enduring science fiction hit has been an animated theatrical feature, TV anime, and series of direct-to-video anime shorts, plus has served the basis for a handful of video games.

The franchise might even end up with a Hollywood live-action version with Scarlett Johansson playing the lead role. Before that, though, Ghost in the Shell is getting a stage adaptation scheduled to be performed in Tokyo.

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Spirited Away and Ghost in Shell’s sound director talks about the human side of working in anime

Many Japanese animation fans can rattle off a list of the animation directors or character designers they admire, but the visuals are only half of the way anime stimulates the senses. For everything that you’re hearing during your favorite show, you can thank the sound director.

It’s a role Kazuhiro Wakabayashi has been filling for decades, and we recently sat in on a talk the industry veteran gave about the unique challenges a sound director faces, what it’s like to work with some of the biggest names in Japanese animation, including Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki and Ghost in the Shell’s Mamoru Oshii, and the surprisingly deep human element of creating the audio environment for a fictional world.

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Scarlett Johansson: Live-action Ghost in the Shell begins filming in early 2016

Actress Scarlett Johansson gave an update on Dreamworks‘ live-action Ghost in the Shell film during the press event for next month’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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2015 Ghost in the Shell film’s promo previews new footage

The official website for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell film updated on Friday, and unveiled a new promotional video. The video looks back at past animated projects in the franchise, as well as new animation from the upcoming film.

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