All The Hints And Clues In The Newest Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer!

The live action Ghost in the Shell movie already has a release date. Meet the guy playing Robin's father on Gotham, and a new threat on Orphan Black. Tom Cavanagh is very excited that his Flash character's big secret is finally out. Plus, looks ahead to the new season of Penny Dreadful. Spoilers now! » 1/14/15 6:00am 1/14/15 6:00am

Now There's Going To Be A New Ghost In The Shell Anime Movie, Too

While Scarlett Johansson gets ready to star as Monique Kutcher (or whatever she'll be renamed) in America's live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, Japan is already hard at work making a third GitS movie starring Motoko Kusanagi in all her original, scantily clad cyber-crimefighting glory. » 1/08/15 6:21am 1/08/15 6:21am

Scarlett Johansson Will Star In Ghost In the Shell Live-Action Movie 

Anime fans, rejoice — Scarlett Johansson has officially signed on to star in the live-action movie adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Fan art creators, your time is now. » 1/05/15 9:45am 1/05/15 9:45am

Did Ghost In the Shell Swap Out a Suicide Squad Member For an Avenger?

Buried in an article on Warner Bros.' casting choices for their Suicide Squad movie is the news that DreamWorks has reportedly gone after Scarlett Johansson to star in their live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. » 10/16/14 9:30pm 10/16/14 9:30pm

10 TV Shows That Hooked Us In The First 5 Minutes (And How They Did It)

We're just a few days away from the start of the fall TV season in earnest. Tons of new TV shows will be displaying their bright plumage for you. But these days, a TV show has to move fast to hook people. Here are 10 TV shows that won us over in just five minutes — and what they did to grab us. » 9/17/14 10:00am 9/17/14 10:00am

The Live-Action Ghost In The Shell Movie May Have Found Its Lead

The Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie is in talks to lead DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of the 1995 hit anime movie Ghost in the Shell, to be directed by Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders. Which makes it sound like DreamWorks is finally getting pretty serious about making this film. » 9/04/14 6:20am 9/04/14 6:20am

Exclusive Ghost In The Shell Mondo Poster Reveal!

We're super-excited to premiere this Mondo Comic-Con exclusive. Behold the wire-y greatness that is Kilian Eng's Ghost in the Shell poster. It's electrifying and available at the Mondo booth right now! » 7/26/14 10:50am 7/26/14 10:50am

It Took 30 Artists To Redo Ghost In The Shell's Opening In Live Action

The opening credits of Ghost in the Shell are a stunning visual masterpiece — so when a team of artists decided to create 39 live-action still frames recreating shots from the opening, this was a major undertaking. » 5/29/14 3:20pm 5/29/14 3:20pm

Amazing Cyberpunk Beer Commercial By The Makers Of Ghost In The Shell

In a grim cyberpunk future, a group of sword-wielding warriors traverses the neon-lit city in search of...Murphy's Irish Stout? » 3/29/14 4:00pm 3/29/14 4:00pm

That Terrible, Depressing Fantastic Four Rumor? Totally Not True

Rumor has it Batman Vs. Superman will see the Justice League form without Superman. The live-action Ghost in the Shell movie has a director. Matt Damon raves about Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Is the Agent Carter show filming soon? Plus, is Neil Blomkamp directing the pilot of the Halo TV show? Spoilers now! » 1/27/14 6:00am 1/27/14 6:00am

Animated movies that are better than most live-action blockbusters

While the summer movie blockbuster shuffle may make you think that live-action is the only way to go for a spectacle, we beg to differ. There are plenty of animated movies that can compete with the summer movie fare (if not completely trump them). In celebration of all things animated, here's our list of cartoon and… » 7/03/13 3:00pm 7/03/13 3:00pm

Watch the first eight minutes of the new Ghost in the Shell anime

Back in February, we got a very quick look at the four-part Ghost in the Shell prequel series, Arise. Now the first eight minutes of Arise are online, and the show's looking far better than the opening titles would suggest. » 6/15/13 7:30am 6/15/13 7:30am

The Ghost in the Shell crew really love those Microsoft Surfaces

You want to know how awesome Microsoft's Surface tablet is? The characters of the upcoming anime Ghost in the Shell: Arise (a prequel of sorts to the other GitS movies and series) are happy to show you in this special 3-minute "mission." » 6/06/13 3:20pm 6/06/13 3:20pm

The Search for Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Lost Imperial Sword of Japan

An ancient sword, the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, is linked to ancient tales of gods and serpents in Japanese lore. The sword is seen as a weapon of immense power, a weapon that legitimizes the rule of a Japanese emperor. But where is this sword now? » 5/23/13 1:40pm 5/23/13 1:40pm

Do vampires pee? An investigative study

In this week's "Postal Apocalypse," we reveal the incredible secret excretory systems of vampires, figure out what you need to be watching on Netflix, and discover a war that's also a paradox... a paradox of death. Read on, but don’t forget to send your questions to postman@io9.com! » 3/27/13 8:00am 3/27/13 8:00am

Check out the new Ghost in the Shell prequel anime, Arise

While I was hoping the recently announced new Ghost in the Shell anime would involve more cyber-police work than existential ennui, it turns out Arise will be a four-part prequel showing the history which eventually led Motoko Kusanagi to become a cyborg who fights crime while in her lingerie. I can dig that. Each… » 2/12/13 6:40am 2/12/13 6:40am

Get your cyber-brain-jacks ready for more Ghost in the Shell

Tucked into the February issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine was an all-text page proclaiming the return of the quite popular Ghost in the Shell franchise to anime sometime this year. Here's what we know: Very little. It's subtitled Arise, it will be a series, and probably on TV, given the franchise's… » 1/15/13 9:05am 1/15/13 9:05am

This 30-second anime teaser has more concentrated awesome than a lot of…

Check out this amazing action-packed teaser for 009 Re: Cyborg, the new anime movie from Kenji Kamiyama, the director best known for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. In just half a minute, there are some great glimpses of urban destruction, our hero flying and outrunning missiles, and running inside an… » 8/06/12 2:31pm 8/06/12 2:31pm

Holy heck, these Japanese hobbyists are building a 12-foot-tall…

Microsoft Kinect has been used for some novel hacks, but this is straight out of Ghost In The Shell. Meet Vaudeville, a twelve-foot-tall, five-ton mecha that's manipulated using Kinect, or that XBox peripheral commonly known for its embarrassing dance party games. » 5/09/12 10:55pm 5/09/12 10:55pm

Stunning Shots of the Real-Life Hong Kong Locations Featured in Ghost…

When adapting the Ghost in the Shell manga into an anime film, director Mamoru Oshii chose to turn the real-life streets of Hong Kong into a hyper-stylized, dreamlike city of the future. What's astonishing is that Oshii captured the real Hong Kong so well in his submerged metropolis. » 8/03/11 5:00pm 8/03/11 5:00pm