The "Ghost in the Shell Realize Project", an ongoing initiative to use modern consumer electronics to translate the ficitious creations of Masamune Shirow's popular manga and anime into reality, has announced the development of two projects to bring the popular Tachikoma smart-tanks of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex to life. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new TV spot for Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn, a science fiction anime TV series adapted from the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow and Kōshi Rikudō, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
A new set of Ghost in the Shell-themed limited edition ukiyo-e woodcut prints with artwork by Kazuchika Kise is now available for pre-order. Hit the jump to check them out.
The concept of the light novel, generally pulpy books, generally aimed at teens and young adults, is credited as starting with 1975's launch of Sonorama Bunko. At age 40, it's time for the form to grow up a bit, and Mainichi Shimbun Publishing is taking that opportunity to introduce μNOVEL, a new light novel imprint aimed at adult readers in their 30s and 40s.
Pazzy Entertainment is creating a series of ukiyo-e prints inspired by the artwork of the Ghost in the Shell anime, and the 1st print in the series reproduces a design by Hiroyuki Okiura using traditional woodcut techniques. Hit the jump to check it out.
The upcoming stage play adaptation of Ghost in the Shell ARISE, entitled Ghost in the Shell ARISE: GHOST is ALIVE, has revealed key visuals featuring lead actress Kaede Aono in costume in her role as Major Motoko Kusanagi. Hit the jump to learn more.
Bandai Visual is releasing Ghost in the Shell: The Movie to Japanese home video on Bluray and DVD in October of 2015. Hit the jump to learn the details.
An extended preview video featuring a 12 minute sequence from the new Ghost in the Shell: Shin Gekijōban theatrical film is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
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.