Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki to Helm New "Ghost in The Shell" Anime Project
On the theatrical release day of Scarlett Johansson-starring live-action film in Japan, April 7, Kodansha and Production I.G announced that a new anime project based on Masamune Shirow’s internationally popular cyberpunk manga Kokaku Kidoutai/Ghost in the Shell is now in the works. Release date and distribution information will be announced when they are officially decided.
It is also confirmed that Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki are attached to the new anime project as co-director. 51-year-old Kamiyama directed the two Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex TV series (2002-2003, 2004-2005), and its sequel film Solid State Society in 2006. His most recent anime film Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari/Ancien and the Magic Tablet was released in Japan on March 18, 2017. It ranked 9th in its first weekend box office, then quickly dropped out of the top 10 in its second.
56-year-old Aramaki is best known for his three full 3DCG film adaptations of Shirow’s debut manga work
Applesheed, APPLESEED released in 2004, EX MACHINA in 2007, and Appleseed Alpha in 2014. It has
not been confirmed whether the Production I.G-animated new Kokaku Kidoutai/Ghost in the Shell will be
produced in traditional 2D or 3DCG.
Masamune Shirow’s manga tankobon 1st and 2nd volume covers
Source: Production I.G