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Review: Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell has been around for a long time. Since the release of Masamune Shirow’s seminal manga in 1989 and Mamoru Oshii’s arguably more influential 1995 film adaptation, the saga of the cyborgs of Section 9 has influen...

 
 
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A few minutes of Ghost in the Shell to watch and/or judge

There's just a week to go until Ghost in the Shell heads off to theaters, and Paramount is betting that at least some folks will still want to see the film, even after they give away five whole minutes of it.  Embedded below, the ...

 
 
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Ghost in the Shell gets carried away on its own memes

Is there anything more Ghost in the Shell than something getting utterly dragged by the memes it helped spawn? Heck, that's basically the plot of Standalone Complex, when you think about it. Of course, successful marketing and thematic...

 
 
 
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Ghost in the Shell's 'motion posters' are gif-tastic

With just a few weeks to go until the Ghost in the Shell live-action film actually happens, I continue to find myself surprised it exists and even more surprised that it looks kind of rad. What we've seen so far isn't the same as the o...

 
 
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Get to know the Major in the new Ghost in the Shell trailer

Despite many years of ambivalence and some really bad recent political optics, I think I can finally say that I'm excited to see the Ghost in the Shell live-action movie. The latest trailer does away with the teasing and gives folks a ...

 
 
 
 
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Ghost in the Shell live-action gets Rila Fukushima

The seemingly unending saga of Hollywood's adaptation of Ghost in Shell continues, as hubbub about the long-in-making film has morphed from justified concerns over the quality of the adaptation (which haven't gone away, considering tha...

 
 
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Get your idols-and-murder fix with AKB48's Hulu horror show

If your life has been lacking in sugar sweet pop idols, as well as chilling doses of horror and/or murder, a recent announcement by Hulu might be the one magic bullet to take down both your problems. Indeed, the streaming service has p...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Deculture! Sony grabs Robotech for live-action options

Yep, you read that right: Robotech. Not Macross, but the world of Rick Hunter, Veritechs, hovertanks, and the Robotech Masters. That Robotech, the oddly compelling Frankenstein's monster assembled from cuts of Macross, Southern Cross, ...

 
 
 
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Fans don't want to see Scarlett Johansson as Kusanagi

The internet erupted as you might expect when DreamWorks Pictures announced that the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi had gone to Caucasian actress, Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell adaptation. It looks like fans are takin...

 
 
 
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WTF Fridays: Jimmy Fallon went to the Library?

Silent Library was based off a segment of a Japanese show, Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!! Yes, that is a really long name. While it didn't quite pack the same punch as the original, it was a pretty funny show for a bit. I actuall...

 
 
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Hayao Miyazaki receives honorary Oscar

Legendary writer and director, Hayao Miyazaki accepted an honorary Oscar this weekend, highlighting his prolific career. While the road hasn't been smooth over the past few years for the Studio Ghibli head honcho, there's no denying the ma...

 
 
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Let a Girls und Panzer girl take all the tension out of Fury

[Update: It seems Kadokawa's taken down the video. We'll update the post with a new source as soon as we can find one.] Far be it from me to tell people how to promote things, but the way Brad Pitt's new war movie Fury, about a tank crew s...

 
 
 
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So I guess the Ninja Turtles are Japanese Kappa, now?

That seems to be the story Paramount have gone with in their new "Legend of the Yokai" trailer for this year's big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, opening on August 8th. According to the stylized animations and stereotypically acc...

 
 
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New Godzilla poster is retro-awesome

I think I'll take a few more excuses to write about Godzilla before the film comes out! Yes, this new Godzilla poster is just about perfect. I wish it was a tad more detailed, but other than that, it's pretty spot-on. I'd like to see these ...

 
 
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Daily Beast claims Hollywood has been "ripping off" anime

With this week's release of Transcendence, a movie where a scientist played by Johnny Depp escapes his death by digitizing himself, talk has started up again about concepts that first appeared in anime showing up in big Hollywood blockbuste...

 
 
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Viz launches All You Need Is Kill rebrand, graphic novel

With the live action adaptation of All You Need Is Kill (rebranded as Edge of Tomorrow) set to release on June 6, Viz's Haikasoru line is preparing to capitalize on the blockbuster film. They'll be dropping an updated version of the book, r...

 
 
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Robocop's prime directives need to adjusted

Every year in Japan, cheerful hoards of people gather on February 3rd to celebrate Setsubun. The holiday is basically a way to ring in the new year, and rid your life and home of any bad spirits. It's pretty festive occasion with great str...

 
 
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Hollywood's Ghost in the Shell adaptation gets a director

Oh boy, here we go. It's been more than half a decade since Dreamworks acquired the rights to produce a live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, and mostly it's been all quiet. Many had simply consigned the idea to vapor, with Dreamwor...

 
 
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Gundam creator Tomino to collaborate with Legacy Effects

Here's one of your favorite things, internet: an announcement of an announcement! The creator of Gundam, Yoshiyuki Tomino, will be collaborating with the Hollywood special effects company Legacy Effects to create "movies based on Japanese m...

 
 
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Our first real look at Hollywood's adaption of Kite

Hollywood's upcoming live-action adaption of Yasuomi Umetsu's anime cult-classic Kite has been in development for years. Thanks to this new trailer, we're finally getting our first real look at the film, and it's not pretty....

 
 
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All You Need is Kill film adaptation looks amazing

When I first heard that Hiroshi Sakurazaka's classic sci-fi light novel, All You Need is Kill was getting the Hollywood treatment, I got a bit worried. It was initially announced that Brad Pitt was attached to the film as the leading man, ...

 
 
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Miyavi to star in Hollywood film?

Popular Visual Kei artist, and human peacock, Miyavi has managed to pique the interest of Hollywood executives, and more specifically, actor-turned-director Angelina Jolie, who have cast the musician in their upcoming film Unbroken, based o...

 
 
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Pacific Rim faces off with Gundam

After becoming a living mecha god after his recent Pacific Rim movie, you'd think that director Guillermo del Toro would be hard to impress. A news crew followed the visionary around Tokyo, making a few stops to buy stuff, and of course ta...

 
 
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Live action Akira refuses to die!

Apparently no one got the memo on how to kill things with fire, as the live action version of the classic anime film, Akira has reared its head again! Last we heard, the project was put back on the shelf due to budget reasons, but like the ...

 
 
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Keanu and his 47 Ronin spice up a classic tale

Looking at the trailer for the upcoming Universal Studio's film, 47 Ronin, you might not guess that the movie is inspired by a group of real samurai. The tale actually goes back to the 18th century, and follows a group of samurai who's lea...

 
 
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Leonardo DiCaprio believes in Robotechnology

In what may actually pan out to be a wild rumor, mega Hollywood star Leonard DiCaprio has been heard uttering a word that elicits extreme emotions in many anime fans, "Robotech." Yes, the lovechild of Carl Macek's Harmony Gold studio still ...

 
 
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Can the Old Boy remake bring anything new?

When the film adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya's Old Boy manga was released in Korea, it sent shockwave across the film industry. The grittiness, plot, and twists still have people talking today, and its place in history was set. I w...

 
 
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New Pacific Rim featurette goes behind-the-scenes

Warner Brothers have released a brand new featurette for Guillermo del Toro's Giant Robot-love letter, Pacific Rim. The three and a half minute clip takes us behind-the-scenes to outline the plot, and introduce us to several of its charact...

 
 
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Woah: Konami announce Kiefer Sutherland as Snake's voice

Well, this is a surprise. After months of practically-confirmed rumors surrounding Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami has gone and confirmed that indeed, David Hatyer will not be the playing the voice of Snake. Instead, Kojim...

 
 
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Jake Adelstein's Tokyo Vice filmed with Daniel Radcliffe

Here's some sweet news for fans of a diverse range of things. Fans of Harry Potter, fans of Japanese gangsters, fans of books, and fans of movies can now rejoice together, as Jake Adelstein's book Tokyo Vice is getting a live-action fi...

 
 




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Boruto: Naruto the Movie Blu-ray Set"The New Generation hits Blu-Ray!"

 

Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa)"Can I ask you your name?"

 

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Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale"Is this the (Augmented) Real Life?"

 

One Piece Film Gold"Welcome to Grand Tesoro!"

 

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