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New trailer for Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie

Ahead of its Japanese theatrical release in the summer, a new trailer has arrived online for the anime feature Ghost in the Shell, a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, which you can check out here…

Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie reunites Ghost in the Shell: Arise director Kazuchika Kise and screenwriter Tow Ubukata, along with cast members Maaya Sakamoto, Ikkyuu Juku, Kenichirou Matsuda, Tarusuke Shingaki, Shunsuke Sakuya, Takurou Nakakuni, Youji Ueda, Kazuya Nakai, and Miyuki Sawashiro.
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Trailer for the new Ghost in the Shell anime movie

Following on from the news that Scarlett Johansson has secured the lead role in the long-gestating live-action Ghost in the Shell adaptation, a short trailer has arrived online for the anime feature Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, which as you can image from that title is a new take on Masamune Shirow’s sci-fi classic…

Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie reunites Ghost in the Shell: Arise director Kazuchika Kise and screenwriter Tow Ubukata, along with cast members Maaya Sakamoto, Ikkyuu Juku, Kenichirou Matsuda, Tarusuke Shingaki, Shunsuke Sakuya, Takurou Nakakuni, Youji Ueda, Kazuya Nakai, and Miyuki Sawashiro. It is set for release in Japan this summer, but there’s no word on a Western release date.

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New Animated 'Ghost in the Shell' Movie Trailer

New Animated 'Ghost in the Shell' Movie Trailer
Just three days after actress Scarlett Johansson signed on for the lead in an upcoming live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, a trailer and poster have debuted for an all new anime adaptation from Toho. The movie is expected to debut in Japanese theaters sometime this summer, although it isn't known when it may arrive in the United States. Filmmaker Kazuchika Kise, who directed all four movies in the Ghost in the Shell: Arise series, returns to take the helm for this new adventure, although no story details have been revealed at this time.

Most of the voice cast members from Ghost in the Shell: Arise will return, including Maaya Sakamoto, Ikkyuu Juku, Kenichirou Matsuda, Tarusuke Shingaki, Shunsuke Sakuya, Takurou Nakakuni, Youji Ueda, Kazuya Nakai, and Miyuki Sawashiro, although no character names were given at this time. Kazuchika Kise will direct and design the characters, with Tow Ubukata
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Ghost In The Shell: Arise Anime’s Teaser Video Streamed

The official website for the Ghost in the Shell: Arise project began streaming a new teaser for the anime on Saturday. The website also reavealed the design for the “Rojikoma” mechs, so you can check out both the teaser and the image below: The Ghost in the Shell: Arise anime, which consists of four 50-minute parts, will premiere in Japanese theaters on June 22nd, 2013, and will then be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD at retail on July 26th. Kazuchika Kise (chief animation director for Blood-c: The Last Dark) will direct the series and design the characters, and Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble) will handle...

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Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion DVD Review

Director: Susumo Kudo

Starring: Megumi Hayashibara, Hilary Hassg, Hiroki Touchi, David Matranga, Kazuya Nakai, Kalob Martinez, Norito Yashima, Andy McAvin, Tsutomu Isobe, David Wald

Running Time: 65 Minutes

Certificate: 15

Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion is part two of an anime trilogy based on a series of novels by Tow Ubukata, which focus on Rune, a 15 year old prostitute given the option to be brought back to life as a government agent, after a brutal attack. The first film Mardock Scramble: The First Compression was an interesting film, but lacked an engaging story and was mostly made up of explanatory dialogue. Does the second outing prove any better?

The main reason to watch the Mardock Scramble films is because of the stunning animation. It is absolutely gorgeous in just about every sense of the word. The colours are bold and bright at times, but the animators also know how to construct memorable shading.
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Full trailer for "Insight Into the Universe" starring Junichi Okada and Aoi Miyazaki

The official website for Yojiro Takita’s upcoming movie Insight Into the Universe has been updated with a new trailer.

Based on a historical novel by Tow Ubukata, the movie is set in the early Edo period and stars Junichi Okada an astronomer and Go player named Yasui Santetsu (later changed to Shibukawa Shunkai) who was instrumental in the creation of the Jokyo calendar. Yasui’s knowledge of astronomy led to the first major revision of the Japanese calendar in over 800 years, finally fixing inaccuracies which had been slowly increasing during that time.

The new trailer summarizes some of the troubles Okada’s character goes through while receiving constant support from his wife, played by Aoi Miyazaki. At the end of it, she says something to the effect of “Somehow… please don’t die before me.”

“Insight Into the Universe” will be released by Shochiku in Japan on September 15, 2012.

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Hollywood shows interest in the late Project Itoh’s “Genocidal Organ”

According to the Japanese movie site Cinema Today, a higher-up at Hayakawa Publishing has revealed that the company is currently entertaining Hollywood interest in a movie adaptation of Project Itoh’s 2007 debut science fiction novel Genocidal Organ (Gyakusatsu Kikan).

The story is set in a world where the war on terror has intensified drastically after a homemade nuclear device destroys Sarajevo. First-world governments attempt to crack down by increasing surveillance of the public as incidents of genocide keep increasing in the developing world.

The protagonist of the novel is an American intelligence agent named Clavis Shepherd who’s tracking John Paul, a mysterious man believed to be behind the chaos.

Itoh’s debut work received a lot of buzz and was ranked the #1 domestic sci-fi novel of the decade on the annual “Sf ga Yomitai” list. Unfortunately, Itoh died of cancer in 2009, shortly after his next sci-fi novel “Harmony” was published.
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Hollywood adaptation of “Mardock Scramble” in the works

According to a report by Variety, Japanese advertising agency Dentsu and Hayakawa Publishing Corp. have reached rights agreements for live-action film adaptations of two Japanese sci-fi novels: Issui Ogawa’s “Tokisuna no Ou” and Tow Ubukata’s Mardock Scramble.

Michael Davis (Shoot ‘Em Up) has already agreed to produce and direct the Mardock Scramble film. The original novel series involves a young prostitute named Rune Balot who’s brought back to life with cybernetic parts and sent to hunt down the crime boss who almost killed her. The story has already been adapted as two animated films in Japan, Mardock Scramble: The First Compression and Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion, which were released in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
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Second teaser for "Insight Into the Universe" starring Junichi Okada and Aoi Miyazaki

The official website for Yojiro Takita’s Insight Into the Universe has been updated with a second teaser trailer. Unlike the first teaser, which featured only Junichi Okada, the new teaser also includes brief shots of other cast members and Okada’s co-star, Aoi Miyazaki.

Based on a historical novel by Tow Ubukata, the movie is set in the early Edo period and revolves around an astronomer and Go player named Shibukawa (Okada) who was instrumental in the creation of the Jokyo calendar. Shibukawa’s knowledge of astronomy led to the first major revision of the Japanese calendar in over 800 years, finally fixing inaccuracies which had been slowly increasing during that time. Other cast members include Miyazaki as Shibukawa’s wife, Kiichi Nakai, and Koshiro Matsumoto.

“Insight Into the Universe” will be released by Shochiku in Japan on September 15, 2012.
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New Trailer for Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion

New Trailer for Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion, the second of three theatrical films based on the novels by Tow Ubukata (Le Chevalier D’Eon). The sequel to The First Compression will open in theaters across Japan on September 3rd.

There are two new TV spots available on the official Japanese website as well, but they show the same footage as the embedded trailer below.

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Synopsis:

“Why me?” It was to be the last thought young prostitute Balot, would ever have… as a human, anyway. Taken in by a devious gambler named Shell, she became a slave to his cruel desires and would have been killed by his hand if not for a private investigator and his self-aware Universal Tool, Oefcoque.

Now a cyborg, Balot is not only nigh-invulnerable but has the ability to disrupt electrical systems of all sorts. But even these powers may not be enough for Balot to deal with Shell,
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First Trippy Trailer for Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion

First Trailer for Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion, the second of three theatrical films based on the novels by Tow Ubukata (Le Chevalier D’Eon). The sequel to The First Compression will open in theaters across Japan on September 3rd.

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Synopsis:

“Why me?” It was to be the last thought young prostitute Balot, would ever have… as a human, anyway. Taken in by a devious gambler named Shell, she became a slave to his cruel desires and would have been killed by his hand if not for a private investigator and his self-aware Universal Tool, Oefcoque.

Now a cyborg, Balot is not only nigh-invulnerable but has the ability to disrupt electrical systems of all sorts. But even these powers may not be enough for Balot to deal with Shell, who offloads his memories to remain above the law, the immense assassin Dimsdale-Boiled, or the neon-noir streets of Mardock City itself.
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