Ghost In The Shell’s Mamoru Oshii Teases The Franchise’s New Anime Series

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May 15, 2019  04:34 PM

It’s been a while since the controversial live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell. Now, word has it that a new Ghost in the Shell anime is one the way.

According to a report by, the director of the original Ghost in the Shell animated movie Mamoru Oshii has been teasing a new anime series for the franchise, and it looks like the show is set to release sometime next year.

Anime fans all know Oshii. The anime director is a legend in the anime industry. Not only did the filmmaker direct the seminal Ghost in the Shell movies, but he helmed other well known titles as well. This includes Blood: The Last Vampire, Patlabor, and Jin-Roh – The Wolf Brigade.

The original Ghost in the Shell manga was created by Masamune Shirow and was titled Mobile Armored Riot Police in Japan. Released in 1989, the manage series was collected into three volumes by Kodansha. The first two original films were directed by Oshii and produced by Production I.G.

The franchise later on received its own television series titled Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex. IT also spaned OVAs like Ghost in the Shell: Arise.

Right now there are very few details about the new Ghost in the Shell anime series by Oshii. Fans ought to be reminded not to confuse the show with Netflix’s new Ghost in the Shell series also set for release next year. This Netflix-produced series titled Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 comes from the animators who worked on the Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex series.

 We’ll update everyone about both series as soon as we get word.

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