title: Ghost in the Shell
'Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex': Twenty Minutes Into The Future August 14, 2021
When so much cyberpunk dates badly, the futurology of the first 'Ghost In The Shell' TV series remains thrillingly relevant almost twenty years later
'Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045': A Withered Husk May 18, 2020
Easily the weakest 'Ghost In The Shell' project thus far, but with a tease of hope at the end of its first half
'The Ghost In The Shell: Global Neural Network': Four Ways Into The Shell December 03, 2018
Four teams of writers and artists from Western comics deep-dive into the 'Ghost In The Shell'-verse, and arise with four divergent and arresting visions
Characters Of Distinction: Motoko Kusanagi July 19, 2017
How the feminist, post-humanist, and deeply human heart of the 'Ghost In The Shell' franchise became, and remains, an icon and a model
How The Future (Of Western Live-Action Anime Adaptations) Can Be Female June 28, 2017
'Ghost In The Shell' fizzled, but there are tons of other worthwhile anime/manga titles with strong female leads that could be adapted excellently for English-speaking audiences
Anime Roundup: June 11, 2017 June 11, 2017
Project Itoh's 'Genocidal Organ' hits theaters next month; peek at the new 'Gintama' live-action trailer; and 'Kino's Journey' wanders back into print
'The Ghost In The Shell: Five New Short Stories' April 27, 2017
A spry, classy set of riffs on the 'Ghost In The Shell' universe, drawing on characters we know and extrapolating from the setting at large, but newcomers to the franchise shouldn't make this their first outing with it
Anime Roundup: April 14, 2016 April 14, 2017
'Perfect Blue''s source material is seeing an English release for the first time; 'Ghost' bombs at the b.o.; and 'your name.' makes a modest splash in the U.S.
The Soul Of A New 'Ghost' April 07, 2017
Very little is known about the recently announced 'Ghost In The Shell' animation project, but the people on board so far are about as good as you could ask for
The Cracks In The 'Shell' March 31, 2017
Whatever my own readings of the film, the 2017 'Ghost In The Shell' is still problematic in ways that are potentially a bad model for other live-action anime
'Ghost In The Shell' (2017): The Americanization of Motoko March 31, 2017
The most fascinating thing about the Western remake of 'Ghost In The Shell' is how what seemed most problematic about it -- Scarlett Johansson in the lead role -- is leveraged as a thematic element in the film itself
Anime Roundup: March 24, 2017 March 24, 2017
'Ghost In The Shell''s opening scene; the first U.S. 'Death Note' trailer; 'Outlaw Star' and 'Big O' are headed back onto shelves
'The Ghost In The Shell': Motoko Kusanagi, The Early Years March 08, 2017
If you're a first-time reader of Masamune Shirow's manga, progenitor of a whole name-brand cyberpunk franchise, the original will be as striking for its slapstick and satirical jabs as it is for its vision of a future still coming true today
'Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence': Farewell, My Lovely February 22, 2017
Everything that was both grand and frustrating about Oshii's original 'Ghost In The Shell' film is redoubled in its follow-up, a visionary work that neglects to give its characters their own voices
Is This The Real Life, Or Is This Just Fantasy? December 20, 2016
Live-action adaptations of anime are arriving at a head-turning pace. Is that great news for fans, or a portent for a flood of mediocre cash-grabs to come?
Anime Roundup: November 18, 2016 November 18, 2016
Miyazaki's STILL not retired; the live-action 'Ghost In The Shell' will be scored by Clint Mansell; and our first peek at the live-action 'Fullmetal Alchemist' flick.
The First Full 'Ghost In The Shell' Live-Action Trailer Is Remarkably Promising November 13, 2016
The looks: check. The action: check. The questions of identity: check. Now let's see how the rest holds up
Five Things About Those Five Glimpses Of The Live-Action 'Ghost In The Shell' September 22, 2016
A few short snippets won't provide us with the whole flavor of the live-action 'Ghost in the Shell' project, but they have given us some tea leaves worth reading
Anime Roundup: July 29, 2016 July 29, 2016
Massive reissues of 'Ghost in the Shell' and 'AKIRA' manga for 2017, 'Bleach' finally set to conclude; 'Macross' shows up on Amazon Prime.
The Live-Action 'Ghost In The Shell' Is Further Evidence Hollywood Has No Idea How To Adapt Anime April 16, 2016
With all the anime/manga projects out there to choose from, why does Hollywood insist on choosing the ones that give it the biggest cultural difficulties?