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While the Hollywood Ghost in the Shell movie with Scarlett Johansson lurches forward, a new GiTS stage play recently opened in Tokyo.

It’s called Ghost in the Shell Arise: Ghost is Alive. It’s totally official, and the poster looks totally terrific:

[via Dengeki Online]

The play has gotten a decent publicity push.

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Here’s where the production is playing in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro.

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You wear 3D glasses, because 3D clips are projected during the play. That’s cool, no?

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Via Comic Natalie and the play’s Twitter, here are some great pics of the production. Comic Natalie has more photos, so be sure to check them out.

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[Photo: Comic Natalie]

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[Photo: Comic Natalie]

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[Photo: Comic Natalie]

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[Photo: Comic Natalie]

Ghost in the Shell Arise: Ghost is Alive runs until November 15. You can see more on the play’s official site. The Hollywood movie comes out sometime never, I hope.

Top photo: Comic Natalie

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