Ghost In The Shell has been on many people’s minds recently, but not exactly for good reasons. The popular manga turned anime turned live-action blockbuster has only been successful in two out of the three, and most people would note many reasons why the live-action film didn’t do well. Whether it was the casting of a non-Asian actress to play the role of Major, or the 50/50 use of the source material, fans and critics were not too kind to the live-action adaptation. However, there is hope on the horizon for Ghost in the Shell fans.
Production I.G and Kodansha have revealed that a new Ghost in the Shell animation project is in the works. Why should fans be happy with this when the last adaptation of the project didn’t work? Well, because the team behind it are the ones who made it famous in many ways. The new project will be headed up by Kenji Kamiyama, who helmed the TV series based off the original movie called Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. He also later directed another standalone movie in the series called Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society.
Along with him in the directing chair will be Shinji Aramaki, who is best known for his work in Alphaseed Alpha, which was a movie based off a comic by the creator of Ghost in the Shell ironically enough.
So, any way you look at it, whatever the project is in size, be it standalone film or new anime series, Ghost in the Shell appears to be in good hands. Now if not apparently, we don’t know too much about the intent for this new adaptation outside of the fact that it will be animated and it will be helmed by these two, however, that’s enough to get anyone that’s a fan of the series excited.