Happy 25th, Birthday Ghost in the Shell!
Happy 25th, Birthday Ghost in the Shell!

On the 25th anniversary of Ghost in the Shell franchise, a new TV series based on the Arise movies was announced their official site not too far back. The series is scheduled for a Spring 2015 release but we do not know if it will be a new original series or simply a broadcast of the OVA/OADs.

Besides that, the Ghost in the Shell movie is coming out in this Summer with the title – Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie. In terms of the timeline, it is set after the conclusion of 4th Arise movie. A mysterious, yet known collaboration with the upcoming Psycho-Pass movie was also announced.

Check out the film key visual below:

The key visual for the movie
The key visual for the movie

The director of the movie will be Kazuya Nomura (Robotics:Notes, Sengoku Basara Season Two), screenplay is still written by Tou Ubakata, with music composition by Cornelius (Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Appleseed: Ex Machina) and Production I.G. as the animation studio. The Chief Director and Anime Character Designer will be Kazuchika Kise (Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Tansuwarashi).

Most of the cast from Arise will be back to reprise their roles, most notably Maaya Sakamoto (Kara no Kyokai) as the Major, Kenchirou Matsuda as Batou and veteran Miyuki Sawashiro as Logicoma, ancestors of much beloved Tachikoma from Stand Alone Complex series.

We can barely wait.

Source: Official site

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