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.
The official website and Twitter for Ghost in The Shell SAC_2045 has posted 14 character arts by its character designer Ilya Kuvshinov. In addition to the series' regular members: Motoko, Batou, Aramaki, and Togusa, the collection also includes the new characters for the forthcoming 3DCG series, such as Purin Esaki, Standard, John Smith, Kurisu Otomo Teito, and a mysterious boy whose details have not yet been revealed.
The newest Ghost in the Shell TV anime sees a return to the Stand Alone Complex format not seen since 2006. The Kenji Kamiyama directed franchise, based on the manga by Shirow Masamune, had a new trailer streamed today announcing the full returning cast from Stand Alone Complex – who were replaced for the Arise series – as well as a release date for the series. Hit the jump to learn more!