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Oshii's Assault Girls, Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Videos Posted (Updated)

posted on 2009-10-10 12:09 EDT
Mamoru Oshii's latest live-action feature to open in Japan on December 19

The official website for Mamoru Oshii's live-action Assault Girls film has begun streaming a new two-minute trailer. This film will be the first full-length live-action film from the director of Ghost in the Shell, The Sky Crawlers, and Patlabor since 2001's Avalon. The science-fiction story is set on a post-apocalyptic desert battlefield where giant monsters named "Suna Kujira" (literally, sand whales) roam. Three beautiful female hunters — all of whom wield assault rifles and other powerful weapons — engage in battle with the monsters, including the biggest of them all, the Madara Suna Kujira (spotted sand whale). Meisa Kuroki (Vexille - 2077 Isolation of Japan, Crows Zero)、Rinko Kikuchi (The Sky Crawlers, Babel), and Hinako Saeki (Shin-Onna Tachiguishi Retsuden, Rasen) play the three hunters Gray, Lucifer, and Colonel. Assault Girls will open in Japan on December 19.

Oshii had previously wrote and directed a live-action "Assault Girl: Kentucky no Hinako" short with Saeki for his Shin-Onna Tachiguishi Retsuden (The Women of Fast Food) film anthology. He then directed the live-action "Assault Girl 2" short with Kikuchi for another film anthology, Kiru ~ KILL. At The Sky Crawlers' DVD/Blu-ray Disc release event in March, Oshii said that he has plans for two live-action feature films starting this year, as well as one anime film in the 2011 timeframe.

The Anime UK News website is hosting the "Dive" clip from Manga Entertainment's upcoming release of Ghost in the Shell 2.0. The release comes from the remastered, computer-enhanced edition of Oshii's first Ghost in the Shell cyberspace film. Manga Entertainment will release the film on Blu-ray Disc next month.

Source: Nippon Cinema, Affenheimtheater

Image © 2009 88mm, DEIZ/Geneon Universal Entertainment
© 1995 Masamune Shirow/Kodansha Ltd./Bandai Visual Co.,Ltd/Manga Entertainment.

Update: Manga Entertainment has posted a one-minute trailer for Ghost in the Shell 2.0 on its website.


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