Crunchyroll speaks with Director Yoshikatsu Kimura about the upcoming anime adaption of EX-ARM, how he's bringing all of his live-action experience to the directorial role, the feeling of being "released from gravity" while making an anime, and much more after the jump!
In celebration of Mamoru Oshii's birthday, I explore three of his films — Patlabor 2, Ghost in the Shell, and Jin-Roh — to uncover the ways Oshii has made predictions and philosophical inquiries that are shockingly relevant to today. Let’s dive in!
In addition to all the anime announcements, Crunchyroll revealed three new manga simulpubs during its Anime Expo Lite industry panel. The latest titles to launch on the manga service come from Kodansha Comics, so read on for details!
The cyberpunk future is going a bit more mainstream, because issue #2208 of anan - a weekly lifestlye magazine aimed at Japanese women that focuses on fashion, food, and entertainment - features a cover illustration of Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 drawn by series character designer Ilya Kuvshinov. Hit the jump to learn more.
Following the pre-stage greeting event to introduce its main staff on March 26, a key visual for the forthcoming Noh stage play adaptation of Masamune Shirow's Ghost in The Shell cyberpunk manga is revealed today. The "VR Noh" recreates a virtual reality space on the stage using various cutting-edge technologies, which audiences can experience without 3D glasses. Hit the jump for more details.
Get away from it all with the Major! A new series of virtual and augmented reality features for Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 are coming to you free from Netflix. Explore Motoko Kusanagi's world after the jump!
Two big heroes are making their debut this month! Starting today, the Ultraman 3DCG anime will be broadcast across Japan; and Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 will be making its Netflix Japan debut. See their team-up after the jump!