Some of you might remember my concern back in June when I first reported on Production IG's planned visual update to Oshii's 1995 classic Ghost in the Shell. Well, the Blu-ray of GiTS 2.0 (not to be confused with GiTS ...Read More


Mandarake – a chain of otaku shops dotted around Tokyo and Japan – opened it's Akihabara superstore earlier this year, and it's clear why it's become it's flagship. Spanning eight levels, it's the first place to go for any sci-fi, ...Read More


The last 9 months or so has been an exciting time for fans of Production IG and Masamune Shirow - previous collaborations between the anime powerhouse and the manga legend gave the world the unstoppable, stylish and cerebral Ghost in ...Read More


NOTE: full review now posted here. This one slipped past me apparently. Ether that or Production IG have been keeping it very, very tightly under wraps. Either way, apparently July 12 will see a Japanese theatrical release of Ghost in the Shell ...Read More


According to Variety today, Steven Speilberg's Dreamworks studio has acquired the rights to produce a live action version of Ghost in the Shell. It's not clear at this point whether the plan is to make an adaptation of Oshii's 1995 ...Read More


. It was with some slight trepidation that I sat down to watch Appleseed Ex Machina this weekend; the completely CGI anime is a sequel to the 2004 Appleseed, with both being based on Masamune Shirow's classic 1985 manga. Being a ...Read More