Netflix’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Series Will Debut in 2020

Netflix’s new Ghost in the Shell series, featuring a Japanese 3D computer graphics-rendered main character, is set to land in 2020.

The new series will be crafted in Japanese 3DCG by co-directors Kamiyama and Aramaki, as well as production studios Production I.G and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS.

“It is a next-generation animation film and the first “GHOST IN THE SHELL” made by double directors,” Netflix touted in a statement.

Co-directors Kamiyama and Aramaki are also currently helming Netflix’s Ultraman, an anime about a Japanese superhero, which will arrive on the streaming platform on April 1, 2019.

The series comes over a year after the release of Rupert Sanders live-action adaptation of the original Ghost in the Shell manga by Masamune Shirow came under fire for casting a white actress, Scarlett Johansson, in the role of Kusanagi.

The manga had previously adapted into the critically acclaimed 1995 feature film of the same name, which was followed up in 2004 with a sequel titled Innocence. The source material saw the light of day again with the 2015 film Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie. On television it has been adapted into 2002’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and 2013’s Ghost in the Shell: Arise.


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