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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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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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Take a brief tour of Ghost in the Shell history

The live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is almost ready to break through that window to shoot some murderous robo Geishas, but not many know about that this franchise has been around for a long time all starting from a manga t...

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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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Ghost Dive: Your essential primer to Ghost in the Shell

It's been more than two decades since the original Ghost in the Shell film came out, and the name still resonates as one of the most well-known examples of Japanese anime around. At the same time, it's been quite a while since the film...

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A Daily Dose of Music: Maaya Sakamoto

Closing out these hectic weekdays is a track from the lovely Maaya Sakamoto. The Tokyo native is no stranger to anime music, contributing to huge series like Macross Frontier. She's also an acomplished voice actress, known best for her rol...

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Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie shows off its new trailer

I can't say that I was all that enthralled with Ghost in the Shell Arise. It really felt like we were retreading familiar water, and the sharp deviation from Masamune Shirow's designs were jarring. I'd go as far as saying I was almost offe...

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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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Edge of Spider-verse packs in the anime references

While western superhero comics (known as "Ame-comi" in Glorious Nippon) don't usually fall under Japanator's purview, there's no denying that the influence of anime and manga can reach far and wide. That's exactly what's happening in the l...

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8 minutes of Ghost in the Shell Arise border:2 now online

You might not get to see Ghost in the Shell: Arise - border:2 Ghost Whispers quite yet, as the Blu-ray doesn't come out in Japan until December 25th, but you can at least catch the first 8 minutes online! The promotional preview from last ...

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise anime short now online

To promote the changeover of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise website, you get an anime short! This web-exclusive episode features Motoko Kusanagi in some new duds as she hacks her way around in cyberspace. The website is changing from kokaku...

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Ghost in the Shell ARISE border 2: Ghost Whispers trailer

While not without problems, I enjoyed the first entry of Ghost in the Shell ARISE.  I've always been a big GitS fan, and though ARISE made some odd changes (voice actors, character designs), on the whole it felt like a worthy successo...

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Get some Ghost in the Shell: Arise glasses for your face

It seems Tokyo Game Show had some extra little surprises! Maybe you've wanted some glasses inspired by Ghost in the Shell but haven't found the ones perfect for you. It's an oddly specific situation, I'm sure. Thankfully, JINS PC has collab...

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The first 8 minutes of Ghost in the Shell Arise rise up

Hankering for another dose of Ghost in the Shell and schlocky Microsoft Surface promos aren't enough to do the job? Bandai and Production IG have just the thing for you! How about eight full minutes of Ghost in the Shell Arise's first epis...

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A Daily Dose of Music: Cornelius

Both the Ghost in the Shell movies and television shows have always featured some pretty amazing, haunting music. Although I'm still not comfortable with the not so Shirow looking redesign, but the new video from Cornelius h...

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Another Mission is live

Are you one of those people that get annoyed by those who always have their face in their smart phone? Some people seem to be using their iPhone and iPads everywhere! You probably won't have much love for Major Kusanagi after you watch the...

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Major Kusanagi fights the future with Microsoft gear

Man, I've been wanting a Microsoft Surface RT Pro for a while now. I'm pretty entertained by my iPad, but the tablet's use of its Wacom pen, looks like manga drawing heaven. Sure, it'd probably end up in my unused pile of gadgets at some p...

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Ghost in the Shell: ARISE gets a dramatic trailer

Despite some odd design choices, I'm actually really looking forward to the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: ARISE OVAs. I've been a huge fan of the franchise since I was a kid, and I was thrilled to here we'd be getting more Major action...


Ghost in the Shell: Arise OP is... uninspiring at best

Seriously, what happened here? After the incredible openings that both Stand Alone Complex TV series got, this is a complete disappointment. The only thing here that gets me remotely excited is the final shot of Motoko standing with the re...

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise has a brand new trailer

Tonight, Production I.G finally revealed the first bit of footage from their new four film series, Ghost in the Shell: Arise. Their goal? To show the world the power of 2D animation. Those are big words, but I'm certainly cheering for them....


Ghost in the Shell: Arise gets a release date

At tonight's "Ghost in the Shell: Arise Project Launch Event," Production I.G finally revealed just what Ghost in the Shell: Arise is all about. According to President Ishikawa of Production I.G, one of the main goals of the project is to s...


Ghost in the Shell: SAC Online hitting PC in 2014

Nexon, known for their F2P PC games (Dungeon Fighters) is developing a new online multiplayer game based on the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex TV series. Titled Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Online, the game is being tout...


Rumor: New Ghost in the Shell anime announced

[Update: The rumors are true, and the show's official site is now active. Also it seems The Major's fashion sense is as questionable as ever. Nice boots, lady!] Ah, my love, she has done it again. Yes, friends, a new Ghost in the Shell anim...


Is Mamoru Oshii working on a live-action Patlabor?

Patlabor fans pay attention! That fabled live-action film might just become a reality. During a recent stream of Nico Nico Namahousou, Mamoru Oshii and Toshio Suzuki were talking about a few things when the questioned about the rival or Osh...


Friday Night Fights: Battle Angel Alita vs Major Kusanagi

*ding ding ding* IT'S OVER!! Looks like the killer instinct was too much for Rally. Revy is the winner! (13 > 10) Next up, we have two women androids stepping into the arena. These battle ready androids can do some serious punishment and...

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I will die without these Tachikoma shoes

Brian over at Tomopop posted an article that made my eyes almost fall out of my sockets. There is going to be a Tachikoma inspired Reebok Pump Fury sneaker! Apparently there will only be 500 of these beauties made, and I bet they ...


Ghost in the Shell optical camouflage becomes reality

Well, maybe I exaggerated a bit in the title. Not quite reality, but a real iOS application for you iPhone or iPad! Optical Camouflage Camera - Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. - SSS 3D -, looks to take your picture ...


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