Ghost in the Shell

How Ghost in the Shell Influenced Popular Works

When Ghost in the Shell released in 1995, not even director Mamoru Oshii could have predicted its success, especially as it did not light up the box office in Japan. When it debuted in the West, however, it was...

How Androids in Anime Teach Us To Be Human

If you’re even a little bit familiar with sci-fi or dystopian anime, you’ve probably run into your fair share of androids, cyborgs, robots and a myriad of synthetic beings in between. While each may have a slightly different definition,...

World’s First Anime Art Auction Breaks $2.1 Million Record at Heritage Auctions

Could your anime collection break a record? This one did. Heritage Auctions announced last week that the world's first auction dedicated to anime art had broken multiple world records! "The Art of Anime and Everything Cool Auction," brought to market...

Funimation UK Announces Ghost in the Shell 4K UHD Blu-ray Release

We are super excited to announce that Ghost in the Shell is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in the UK & Ireland! Director Mamoru Oshii's award-winning cyber-tech thriller has been lovingly remastered in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and looks...

The Works of Studio Pierrot, From Yu Yu Hakusho to Akudama Drive

By Chelsea Cruz Pierrot’s newest series Akudama Drive just recently sped into action, exploring the criminal underground of a futuristic world. But this isn’t the studio’s first rodeo. Not by a long shot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMPH-_O0v1w Established in 1979, Pierrot was founded by Yuji...

MARS RED Sinks Its Teeth Into Broadcast Date, New Trailer

Forget Edward and Jacob. Get ready for #TeamKurusu, because an official broadcast date for vampire drama MARS RED has been set, and a new trailer has arrived along with it! The first-of-its-kind stage reading adaptation and Funimation co-production will officially...

Funimation Acquires UK Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment Limited

Deal Cements Funimation’s Market Dominance in UK and Ireland FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS and LONDON, ENGLAND – May 29, 2019. Funimation, the global leader in sub and dub anime content and subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, today announced its acquisition of...

GROUNDBREAKING ANIME “GHOST IN THE SHELL” RETURNS TO THEATERS FOR LIMITED ENGAGEMENT FEBRUARY 7 – 8, 2017

Mamoru Oshii Classic to Screen in 110 U.S. Theaters Santa Monica, Calif., – January 9, 2017 —The “Ghost in the Shell” franchise has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years and this February, Lionsgate and Funimation Films are partnering...

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Acquisition Announcement

    As announced during Anime Expo, we have acquired the rights for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence! At the moment, we don't have release dates, but you can expect streaming and a home video release in the future. See...

Complete Your Collections – Dragon Ball Z & Ghost in the Shell – New Release Tuesday

This week's New Release Tuesday is pretty special because we're serving up a double helping of collection-completing releases!  Bring home the final piece for TWO great series, today!   Dragon Ball Z - Season 9   Available now on Blu-ray! - CLICK...

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The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 2 Officially Announced

We won't have to live with the curse of no more ducal romance, because The Duke of Death and...