The official website for the Ghost in the Shell anime franchise today posted a new key visual and a 160-second PV for the upcoming feature film Koukaku Kidoutai: Shin Gekijyou-ban (Ghost in the Shell: New Movie Edition), and also announced its release date in Japan, June 20. Check the latest information after the jump.
To coincide with the release of Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture and to continue the 25th anniversary celebrations for Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga, three independent TV stations in the Kanto region of Japan will be re-broadcasting Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex beginning in April. Hit the jump for more info.
The official 30 second teaser trailer for the upcoming TV-edit adaptation of Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture, is now available online. Hit the jump to see the teaser.
This spring, the Ghost in the Shell Arise prequel is being re-edited and retitled as TV series Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture. Starting April 5th, the four episodes shaped into eight 30-minute episodes with ttwo new 30-minute episodes to the story of the upcoming film "Koukaku Kidoutai: Shin Gekijyou-ban" (Ghost in the Shell: New Movie Edition) to be released in early summer. Get a look at the ad after the jump.
Singer/voice actress Maaya Sakamoto will be appearing in both roles for Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture. In addition to voicing the lead Motoko Kusanagi in spring's TV edit of the prequel OVA series, she's teamed up with Cornelius for new opening "Anata wo Tamotsu Mono." More after the jump.
Back in January it was reported that Scarlett Johannson signed on to play the lead in the live-action Ghost in the Shell film, and not everyone was too keen on the casting. A petition recently went up in an attempt to prevent Hollywood from white-washing Ghost in the Shell, and it's currently creeping toward 29,000 signatures. Hit the jump for more.