Chalk this one up in the column "Welcome News". Today on their site
, the legendary Japanese animation studio Production I.G has announced (together with Kodansha) that a new animated Ghost in the Shell
project is in the making.
Production I.G is the studio which made Oshii Mamoru's 1995 original Ghost in the Shell
film, his sequel Innocence
, and the two Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex
No details are shared yet about the nature of the new project itself, not even whether it will be a series or a film. The two co-directors are named though: Kamiyama Kenji and Aramaki Shinji, and these are two well-known veterans.
Kamiyama Kenji was the writer/director of Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex
and the magnificent Eden of the East
series and films. Aramaki Shinji is a technical designer, who as a director is primarily known for the CGI Appleseed
films, the Space Pirate Captain Harlock
film and the Appleseed XIII
If the collaboration uses out the best sides of both directors, we might be in for a treat. Especially Kamiyama's return to the franchise is very good news indeed. Fans have been clamoring for a third season of Stand-Alone Complex
for over a decade already, so... who knows? Rest assured we'll be keeping our eyes on this one.
(Thanks to loyal reader omnisemantic1 for alerting me!)
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