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'Ghost in the Shell' Franchise Receives New Anime Adaptation

by Vindstot
Apr 6, 2017 8:29 PM | 70 Comments
The official website of animation studio Production I.G announced on Friday that Masamune Shirow's Koukaku Kidoutai: The Ghost in the Shell (The Ghost in the Shell) manga will receive a new anime adaptation. Director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed Alpha) will co-direct the anime. More information regarding the new anime will be revealed at a later time.

Ghost in the Shell has previously inspired a number of anime adaptations, including two films in November 1995 and March 2004 by Mamoru Oshii, two TV anime seasons, a film in March 2011, as well as several OVAs. A four-part prequel movie Ghost in the Shell: Arise premiered between June 2013 and September 2014, and was later merged into a TV anime in Spring 2015.

A new film following the prequel premiered in June 2015. Dreamworks and Paramount Pictures produced a Hollywood live-action adaptation that premiered worldwide on March 30 and 31. The original cast members of the Ghost in the Shell anime film adaptation will reprise their roles in the Japanese dub version.

Source: Comic Natalie

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so from my understanding it is a remake...?

I would prerfer a sequel!!!

Dec 13, 2018 3:28 AM by Bulma777

I'll keep an eye on this, as much I personally wish to hope to be a continuation of this franchise, it's likely going to end up as the following:

1. A trash tier reboot with forced diversity as a plot element which makes absolutely no sense for the over all story in general and deviates from the original creators idea.

2. Done with the intentions of Netflix pushing for $$$$, clearly going against the creator's wishes, simply because they need something else (looking at you GITS the movie that one was a big no no) obviously we need to stop this reboot-meta as they don't work. I've yet to see a decent one actually be good.

Dec 12, 2018 8:48 PM by FriezaReturns

Great news to hear during my rewatch of SAC 2nd GIG (after rewatching SAC). 3DCG is unavoidable as part of effort to improve effiiciency and working hours of illustrators. Let the story speak for itself.

P.S. Tachikoma/ Uchikoma/ Logikoma plssssss

Dec 8, 2018 4:26 AM by HopbeeK

I'm only interested if it's SAC. Rebooting it AGAIN is a waste of time.

Apr 19, 2017 7:59 AM by who_dat_ninja

OH yeah !!
very good news

Apr 18, 2017 3:55 AM by Bulma777

I am so hyped for this!

If it's as good or better than Stand Alone Complex then I shall welcome it with open arms ^_^

Apr 17, 2017 5:47 PM by ShyGuyDY

Choostopher said:
TBSM said:
A New Anime Adaptation? To hell with that, just give use a 3rd season of Stand Alone Complex!


Now that sounds more sensible than constant remakes. Ghost in the Shell and GITSAC seasons 1 & 2 are already perfect (no idea about the live action thingy) so why go the reboot sequence at all.


The George Lucas Syndrome.

Apr 14, 2017 3:59 PM by TBSM

Choostopher said:
Miragee said:


Eh what? Could you please tell me what a 3rd season of SAC would be if not a new anime adation?


A continuation of an existing adaption rather than a constant Spider-Man style reboot :)

Adation LOL.


Err ok. It's still a new adapation - of the manga - and could be advertised as that.

Apr 14, 2017 6:08 AM by Miragee

Miragee said:
Choostopher said:


Now that sounds more sensible than constant remakes. Ghost in the Shell and GITSAC seasons 1 & 2 are already perfect (no idea about the live action thingy) so why go the reboot sequence at all.


Eh what? Could you please tell me what a 3rd season of SAC would be if not a new anime adation?


A continuation of an existing adaption rather than a constant Spider-Man style reboot :)

Adation LOL.

Apr 14, 2017 5:11 AM by Choostopher

Choostopher said:
TBSM said:
A New Anime Adaptation? To hell with that, just give use a 3rd season of Stand Alone Complex!


Now that sounds more sensible than constant remakes. Ghost in the Shell and GITSAC seasons 1 & 2 are already perfect (no idea about the live action thingy) so why go the reboot sequence at all.


Eh what? Could you please tell me what a 3rd season of SAC would be if not a new anime adation?

Apr 14, 2017 1:18 AM by Miragee

TBSM said:
A New Anime Adaptation? To hell with that, just give use a 3rd season of Stand Alone Complex!


Now that sounds more sensible than constant remakes. Ghost in the Shell and GITSAC seasons 1 & 2 are already perfect (no idea about the live action thingy) so why go the reboot sequence at all.

Apr 13, 2017 6:41 PM by Choostopher

A New Anime Adaptation? To hell with that, just give use a 3rd season of Stand Alone Complex!

Apr 11, 2017 6:43 PM by TBSM

Johnnyd3rp said:
Meh, i hoped for a Gunnm remake or a Pluto adaptation :<

Like the other said please don't be like Arise.

Well Gunnm's also getting the Hollywood treatment first.

Apr 10, 2017 6:46 AM by gophercg

Omg, the hype .......

Apr 9, 2017 9:45 PM by Swaroopch

I'm up for more Ghost in the shell. Ah funny I haven't seen all remakes yet, net to get to it :D

Apr 9, 2017 8:15 PM by Rasco

Not to sure what to think of this.. I love the GITS universe, but with the live action also coming out I feel like it's becoming quite a mess of different adaptions x.x

Apr 9, 2017 5:10 AM by Lilviscious

Please be a sequel to SAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 8, 2017 10:54 AM by who_dat_ninja

3rd gig plsssssssssssssssss
well even if it's Arise I know I'll be watching no matter what lol

Apr 8, 2017 7:40 AM by petalshreds

Dude if this is 3rd Gig after like 14 years holy shit

Apr 7, 2017 5:07 PM by ZachM

Oh dear keep miking it.


We're reaching Evangelion levels that shouldn't be possible...

Apr 7, 2017 4:26 PM by Feniksrises