Ever since Paramount released the first image from the Ghost in the Shell remake, people have been up in arms at the idea of Scarlett Johansson playing the lead role of Motoko Kusanagi—the latest in a long line of Asian characters being portrayed by white actors. Three months later, the team behind the film finally…
Just a quick update: According to Scarlett Johansson’s publicist, two of the photos taken of the Hong Kong Ghost in the Shell shoot show her stand-in and not the actress herself. Noted!
Until now, we haven’t gotten that good of a look at Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell film. The only released publicity still is a profile shot, so it’s hard to see how she’ll pull off augmented-cybernetic human Motoko Kusanagi.
From Patlabor to Ghost in the Shell, Mamoru Oshii is one of anime’s greatest directors. Yet, these days he’s switched over to live-action movies. He’s no longer interested in directing anime. Here’s why.
The last time we heard about the Ghost in the Shell movie, it was not great news—the one-two punch of immense backlash at the first official image of Scarlett Johannson as Motoko Kusanagi and a follow-up report alleging the film attempted to digitally alter white actors to appear Asian left fans furious. This latest…
Nintendo is streaming a Star Fox anime short on April 20. Titled Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins, it’s a collaboration between Production I.G of the Ghost in the Shell anime fame, WIT Studios of the Attack on Titan anime fame and Shigeru Miyamoto of Shigeru Miyamoto fame.
Forget that Hollywood live-action adaptation nonsense, scientists and researchers in Japan are trying to turn the world of Ghost in the Shell into reality.
The technically free-to-play online multiplayer-only Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex shooter that Luke Plunkett was so bummed about went live on Steam Early Access this morning. So far learning to play is much more entertaining than actually playing.
There’s a Ghost in the Shell “VR experience” that’s being worked on. It was at the Tokyo Game Show, where Toshi checked it out, but there was no footage available for everyone watching at home. Now there is, and what’s more, it’s interactive.
Omi Gibson isn’t just one of the world’s top Metal Gear cosplayers. Her Ghost in the Shell game is strong, too.
While the Hollywood Ghost in the Shell movie with Scarlett Johansson lurches forward, a new GiTS stage play recently opened in Tokyo.
In Ghost in the Shell, there are A.I. combat walkers called Tachikoma. Inspired by spiders, they don’t exactly lend themselves to cosplay. Unless you get creative.
Ghost in the Shell has always been about futuristic stuff, so seeing it in 3D in a planetarium-like dome was rather fitting.
The first thing I said when Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie ended was “Wow, that actually makes Arise better in retrospect.”
Over the course of 2013 and 2014, four hour-long Ghost in the Shell: Arise episodes were released in theaters. This past anime season, these were broken up into eight episodes—along with an extra two new episodes that continue the story—in Ghost in the Shell: Arise: Alternative Architecture. The result is a mess.
Scarlett Johansson will star in an upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, Variety reports. It's still not officially greenlit, but with Johansson's involvement and some pushing from Steven Spielberg, it could be on the fast track now.