The live-action Ghost in the Shell movie may have failed at the box office, but the anime franchise will continue thrive as a new anime series from Kodansha and the Japanese animation company Production I.G. has been announced, THR reports.
The new series will be co-directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in th Shell: Standalone Complex) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed), but no other details about the series have been announced. I'm just hoping that it will be a continuation of Major Motoko's story instead of a reboot.
Ever since they produced Mamoru Oshii's cyberpunk classic, Production I.G. has been producing Ghost in the Shell projects, including the Stand Alone Complex.
I'm glad to see the anime franchise will go on despite the failure of Hollywood's live-action film. Hopefully, that will show a lesson not to whitewash characters who could have been played by Asian actors.