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Ghost in the Shell

  1. Live-Action Mulan Sparks Whitewashing Concerns

    Don't do it...

    Hollywood doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to casting actors of color for characters of color; though you'd think the days of "Italians playing Native Americans" had been left in the past, all you have to do is look at any anime adaptation, including the tragic Avatar: The Last Airbender, to see the problems we're still having with diverse casting.

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  2. Ghost in the Shell Fans Launch Petition Demanding Dreamworks Stop Whitewashing Asian Characters

    A fan petition asking Dreamworks to stop whitewashing has gained traction recently in response to Scarlett Johansson's casting as Major Motoko Kusanagi in Rupert Sanders' upcoming Ghost in the Shell adaptation.

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  3. A New, Scar Jo-Free Ghost in the Shell Anime Movie Will Be Released this Summer

    All the cyborgs, less of the racism.

    Bit of a mixed bag this week: following confirmation on Monday that white lady Scarlett Johansson will be playing Motoko Kusanagi in an American Ghost in the Shell adaptation, a teaser trailer was released today for a new GitS anime movie opening this summer.

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  4. Scarlett Johansson Cast as Lead in American Ghost in the Shell Adaptation

    *Hums angrily.*

    Scarlett Johansson is locked in for the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi in Rupert Sanders' live-action Ghost in the Shell adaptation.

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  5. Scarlett Johansson May Star In Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Movie

    Hey, Scarlett. Hey, um, Scarlett. Don't...don't, uh...don't shell out.

    Lest anyone still doubted Scarlett Johansson's clout as a full-blown action star (or Hollywood's capacity for whitewashing anime), the actress has just been offered $10 million to play Major Motoko Kusanagi in a live-action, English-language remake of 1995's Ghost in the Shell.

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  6. Margot Robbie In Talks To Take On Motoko In The Ghost In The Shell Movie

    The net is vast and infinite.

    Cyberterrorists better watch out; Deadline is reporting that Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie is in talks to play the lead character, Motoko, in the Ghost in the Shell live-action film. The real-people Ghost in the Shell adaptation is being made by Dreamworks, with Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) directing, and William Wheeler (...some episodes of The Cape?) writing the script.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Why Did Nobody Tell Me There Are Official Pacific Rim Bomber Jackets?

    WANT.

    And at $184.99, I can totally afford one! If I don't buy food for a month. That's feasible, right? The official Legendary site has Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon, Cherno Alpha, and Striker Eureka.

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  8. Craig Drake Illustrates Badass Female Action Stars & More In Solo Show

    eye candy

    I've been ogling Craig Drake's work for a while now and when I saw he was doing a solo show, I lamented not having $200 for his work featuring Buffy...on wood! Then I found out there were prints. But they were already sold out (#nerdworldproblems). However, thanks to "The Internet," I can look at his gorgeous images until my heart is content. Take a look at a few of his pieces featuring characters from Game of Thrones, Kill Bill, Star Wars, and more.

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  9. Live Action Ghost in the Shell Adaptation Gets Director

    Fact From the Vapor of Nuance

    DreamWorks is taking steps to make its live-action adaptation of the venerable Ghost in the Shell franchise, and they've picked a director with experience in turning lady-led action into undeniable box office success.

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  10. Enjoy the First Eight Minutes of the New Ghost in the Shell Series [VIDEO]

    Today is a Good Day For Someone Else To Die

    border 1: Ghost Pain, the first of four chapters in Ghost in the Shell: Arise, doesn't come out theatrically for another week. And that's just in Japan—everyone else will have to wait until the Blu-ray comes out on July 26th. Luckily for those needing a fix of fighting anime heroines, the first eight minutes have just been released. The video above is an SD version with English subtitles. If you speak Japanese you can watch the subtitle-less HD version behind the cut, where you'll also find a summary of what exactly the clip's setting up.

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  11. The New Ghost in the Shell Anime Looks Strange, Will Likely Include Existential Crises

    If there's one anime that I could watch again and again, it'd probably be Ghost in the Shell. The series never really managed to maintain my interest, but the films -- both of them -- were and are fascinating to watch. Major Motoko Kusanagi is far and away my favorite protagonist of any film ever. That being said, there's a new prequel anime coming out called Ghost in the Shell: Arise. To be blunt, this doesn't exactly look like the Ghost in the Shell many of us know and love.

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  12. 10 Anime You Should Watch (And That Are Easy to Find!)

    Power Grid

    Getting into anime, let alone keeping up with it, can be quite difficult in the United States -- so, in order to make your life easier, I’ve compiled a list of 10, feminist-friendly anime to legally watch on Netflix and Hulu!

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