Next month, Mamoru Oshii's classic anime sci-fi movie Ghost in the Shell is back in American theaters for a limited theatrical event. See the acclaimed 1995 feature in Japanese with subtitles February 7th or with English audio on February 8th.
Are we closer to making human-passing robots? Well, we've gotten them to the wiggle-worm stage, but we're definitely advancing. Check out a video showing off soft-body robotic technology, as demonstrated by an engineer inspired by Ghost in the Shell. Hit the jump to see the future in action!
The newly released issue of Empire magazine is presenting a feature on the live-action Ghost in the Shell, which they are hyping online with some quotes from star Scarlett Johansson. She introduces the premise: "I've been a person without a body, now I'm a mind in a synthetic body. Eventually I'll go back to playing a body and brain together." More after the jump.
The Japanese official website and Twitter for the upcoming live-action film Koukaku Kidoutai/Ghost in The Shell today posted a teaser poster visual featuring Scarlett Johansson as the protagonist "The Major." The tagline is written as "The Body is Gitai (Cyborg), Only the Brain is Hers. The World Strongest Investigator." Check the visual after the jump.
As part of the ongoing "Ghost in the Shell Realize Project", an effort to make the imaginary technologies of Masamune Shirow's seminal cyberpunk manga and anime a reality, the I.G Store venues in Shibuya and Osaka will be hosting an unusual customer service representative in the form of a 1/2 scale Tachikoma communications robot. Hit the jump to learn more.