Ghost within the Shell Returns With a New Anime in 2026

Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex.

Picture: Manufacturing IG/Bandai

Ghost in the Shell is making a comeback, courtesy of a brand-new anime by Scott Pilgrim Takes Off studio Science SARU and longtime franchise studio Manufacturing I.G (Kaiju No. 8).

Revealed on Saturday morning, the collection—at present titled The Ghost within the Shell–will mark the latest anime installment for the franchise since Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 in 2020. A lot of the franchise has revolved across the 2002 collection Stand Alone Advanced via film and TV sequels and online game spinoffs. Save for a brief teaser and poster, no additional particulars on the anime got, however it’s scheduled to launch someday in 2026.

TVアニメ『攻殻機動隊(仮)』特報|2026年放送|THE GHOST IN THE SHELL

Created by Masamune Shirow, the unique 1989 Ghost within the Shell manga is among the largest and most influential Japanese cyberpunk tales round. Nearly all of the franchise revolves round an anti-crime and counterterrorism group dubbed Public Safety Part 9, and extra particularly its cyborg discipline commander Motoko Kusanagi. Past Stand Alone Advanced, of us possible glommed onto Shell because of the 1995 movie, which garnered an enormous cult following on residence video and is now thought-about top-of-the-line sci-fi movies ever. And in the event that they didn’t see both of these, they most likely know of the 2017 live-action movie, which…exists.

Nonetheless, even in the event you haven’t seen something from Ghost within the Shell, you’ve seen stuff that was influenced by it, just like the Matrix movies, Cyberpunk 2077, Avatar, and lots extra. The franchise has been in a bizarre place for a number of years now, however possibly SARU and I.G can revitalize it with no matter their plans are with this upcoming anime.

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Picture: Science SARU/Manufacturing I.G/Bandai

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