Ghost in the Shell: Shin Gekijōban (Japanese: 攻殻機動隊 新劇場版/GHOST IN THE SHELL, Kōkaku Kidōtai Shin Gekijōban / Gōsuto in Za Sheru, i.e. Mobile Armored Riot Police: New Movie / Ghost in the Shell) is a 2015 anime science fiction film based on Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell. The film was directed by Kazuya Nomura, Kazuchika Kise as the general director and character designer, Toru Okubo as the animation director, Tow Ubukata as the screenplay writer and Cornelius as the composer.
Set after the events of Arise, the film involves the assassination of the Prime Minister of Japan which is publicly described as the "greatest event since the war". It is up to a special operations unit led by Major Motoko Kusanagi to discover the true nature of the murder. They are aided by the Prime Minister's son, Osamu Fujimoto.
|Character||Japanese voice actor||English voice actor|
|Motoko Kusanagi||Maaya Sakamoto||Elizabeth Maxwell|
|Daisuke Aramaki||Ikkyuu Juku||John Swasey|
|Batou||Kenichirou Matsuda||Christopher R. Sabat|
|Togusa||Tarusuke Shingaki||Alex Organ|
|Ishikawa||Shunsuke Sakuya||Brandon Potter|
|Saito||Takuro Nakakuni||Marcus D. Stimac|
|Pazu||Youji Ueda||Jason Douglas|
|Borma||Kazuya Nakai||Phil Parsons|
|Logicoma||Miyuki Sawashiro||Jad Saxton|
|Kurtz||Mayumi Asano||Mary Elizabeth McGlynn|
|Tsumugi||Kenji Nojima||Eric Vale|
|Chris||Megumi Han||Felecia Angelle|
|Osamu Fujimoto||NAOTO||David Matranga|
We learn that Motoko's parents had been researching how to avoid androids becoming dead ended obsoletes unable to upgrade when they died. Her mother was pregnant at the time and the unborn Motoko's was given a prosthetic body (much like her counterpart in the original films as opposed to the version in the Stand Alone Complex who was a small child in a plane crash).
On September 5, 2014, it was revealed by Production I.G. that a new Ghost in the Shell animated film will be released in 2015 promising to show the "further evolution [of the series]". On January 8, 2015, a short teaser trailer was revealed for the project unveiling a redesigned Major more closely resembling her appearance from the older films.
- New Ghost in the Shell Film Coming This Summer; Here’s A Teaser. Retrieved on 8 January 2015.
- 3rd J Soul Brothers' Naoto Joins 2015 Ghost in the Shell Film's Cast. Retrieved on 10 May 2015.
- Movie "Ghost in the Shell Evangelion" STAFF & CAST. Retrieved on 10 May 2015.
- New Ghost in the Shell Film Slated for 2015. Retrieved on 15 December 2014.
|Ghost in the Shell: Arise|