Kodansha and Production I.G announced on Friday that a new anime based on Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell manga has been green-lit. Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) are co-directing the anime. The format and release date have not yet been announced.
Kamiyama had teased in September that he wanted “to report” on new information about Ghost in the Shell “in the near future” in response to a fan inquiring about a possible third season of the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime series.
Production I.G previously produced Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence films in 1995 and 2004, respectively, as well as the 2002 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex television anime and its TV sequel, original video anime (OVAs), and film. In 2013, Production I.G adapted the material into the Ghost in the Shell Arise prequel OVA, which it later remixed into a television series. Most recently, the studio debuted Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie in 2015 and the Ghost in the Shell VR Diver smartphone video in 2017.
Dark Horse Comics and later Kodansha Comics published Shirow’s original 1991 manga and its sequels in North America.
Dreamworks and Paramount’s live-action film adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson opened in the United States on March 31. The film will open in Japan on Friday.
Source: Anime News Network