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Ghost in the Shell TV Series Aquired by Bandai

posted on 2002-07-21 22:12 EDT
Bandai Entertainment has announced that it has aquired the North American home video and broadcast rights for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

Excerpts from press release:
Bandai Entertainment, INC. announced today in conjunction with Production I.G, its acquisition of the home video and broadcast rights in North America for the highly anticipated anime television series - Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Created by Production I.G (Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade, Love Hina), original story by Masamune Shirow (Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell), directed by Kenji Kamiya, and music by Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne) - Stand Alone Complex is the television series sequel to the animated film that redefined Japanese animation, Ghost in the Shell (1995).

In the future, life between the digital and physical world has been blurred. The boundary of technology and humanity has been stretched beyond imagination with lives being led in both the electronic and physical worlds. With the melding of man and machine – a new cybernetic level of existence is being created - An existence that continues to redefine mankind.

Further production and release details on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex in both Japan and North America will be forthcoming. Production I.G has launched the official Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex website – which can be found here at: http://www.production-ig.com/Ghost_TV.html.

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