We will show you the timeline of all Ghost in the Shell productions.
The timeline of all the Ghost in the Shell series and movies.
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Con a cyberpunk and futuristic style, Ghost in the Shell has become one of the best and most recommended works of Japanese animation that exists today. The exciting adventures and journeys experienced by the protagonists of each of the productions have fascinated those who follow this popular franchise.
This popular story has a futuristic atmosphere, being that some of the characters there are cyborgseither partially or completely, and an example of this is the woman who stars in several of the Ghost in the Shell productions, Major Motoko Kusanagi.
Due to its plot, we could classify the Ghost in the Shell franchise as futuristic science fictionand can also be considered, as a result of its great success, as part of the best robot anime that exists.
Ghost in the Shell chronological order
Ghost in the Shell chronological order
All the productions that have been released under the title of Ghost in the Shell, They are based on the homonymous manga created by Masamune Shirow.in 1989. At first, it was just a manga, however, the popularity and success of his first work led Shirow to publish two more manga in 1991, titled Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface. and Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor.
More of two decades later, in 2013screenwriter and novelist Junichi Fujisaku, launched a manga inspired by Masamune Shirow’s previous publications, titled Ghost in the Shell: Arise Sleepless Eye.
All these manga from both the creator, Masamune Shirow, and Junichi Fujisaki, inspired several Japanese animated series and filmswhich are part of the popular Ghost in the Shell storyline and continuity.
Ghost in the Shell
Launched in 1995, under the direction of Mamoru Oshii, by the hand of the animation houses Kōdansha, Bandai Visual, Manga Entertainment and Production IG, It is the first production of the franchisewhich started all the great success and recognition that the story would have, and that would give rise to all the other productions that would come later.
With a duration of 1 hour and 22 minutesthis film starring Motoko Kusanagi would captivate fans of the action and science fiction genre, also becoming one of the most important, representative and original cinematographic productions of cyberpunk.
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
It is the sequel to Ghost in the Shell.which was released 9 years after said production, in 2004. It has the same director as the first film, but this time the animation studios that carried out its production were Production IG and Studio Ghibli.
They are duration is 1 hour and 39 minutesand unlike its prequel, it stars Batou, an officer who turns out to be nothing more and nothing less than a complete and armored cyborg.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Right in the middle of the two movies mentioned above, in the year 2002, a new one was released. serie animada llamada Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. This series, however, not a continuation or sequel from the first movie, it’s just a way to start a new story.
This popular and first animated series in the Ghost in the Shell franchise features a single season that brings together a total of 26 episodeswith which the iconic cyborg woman who marked so many of the fans of this franchise, Motoko Kusanagi, is brought back.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
A year after the release of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, in 2003, a sequel or direct continuationtitled Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG.
It could also be considered as a second season of the aforementioned series, which also stars Major Motoko Kusanagi. It has 26 episodes in total..
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society
Is it a movie or special directed by Kenji Kamiyama, and the animation house Production IG This feature film, released in 2006, marks the end of the “Stand Alone Complex” series, and as it happens with the first films of the franchise and the aforementioned series , everything released after this film is a new beginning or a new independent story.
It stars Motoko Kusanagi, the strong cyborg woman who has managed to become the face of the franchise. This third film in the franchise has 1 hour and 48 minutes long.
Los 4 OVA’s de Ghost in the Shell Arise
From 2013 to 2014, they were released four OVA movies with the titles of “Ghost in the Shell Arise”, which mark the beginning of a new story in the Ghost in the Shell franchise.
Con just over 55 minutes long eachthe feature films in this series are:
Ghost in the Shell Arise: Ghost Pain.Ghost in the Shell Arise: Ghost Whispers.Ghost in the Shell Arise: Ghost Tears.Ghost in the Shell Arise: Ghost Stands Alone.
Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture
It is a Japanese animated series that reúne los 4 OVA’s de Ghost in the Shell Arise. This anime was originally released in 2015, as a kind of compilation series of the events of the four films that preceded it.
This format for television consists of 10 chapters in total. The first 8 chapters are the 4 OVA’s, split in half, while episodes 9 and 10 are new content, which makes up a fifth and new OVA called “Pyrophoric Cult”, which serves as a bridge between Ghost in the Shell Arise and the movie Ghost in the Shell: The Rising.
Ghost in the Shell: The Rising
Also known by many with the title of Ghost in the Shell: The New Moviewas released in 2015, under the direction of Kazuya Nomura, by the animation studio Production IG
As already mentioned above, this film is a continuation or sequel from the OVA Pyrophoric Cult, which is part of the ending de la serie Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture.
Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045
Finally, the most recent, controversial and questioned production related to the Ghost in the Shell franchise, the serie animada _Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045. This series was released in April 2020, as the beginning of a new story in the Ghost in the Shell franchise.
It has 2 seasonsof 12 chapters each, bringing together 24 chapters in total. The first 12 chapters were released in April 2020, while the rest were released in May 2022.
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