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Ghost in the Shell SAC's Kamiyama Makes 'Xi Avant' Short

posted on by Egan Loo
Near-future anime story to be screened with Solid State Society 3D film

The official website of the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society feature announced on Saturday that the feature will run in theaters with "Xi AVANT," a new short anime film from Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama. The story of "Xi AVANT" is set in Spain and other locales in the near future, and it is tied to the NTT Docomo mobile phone network's next-generation Xi service.

Kamiyama revealed his new project during a preview screening of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society in Tokyo late Friday night. The director also presented a trailer of "Xi AVANT" during the preview screening. Kamiyama directed the Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit and Eden of the East anime projects, and he noted that the production staff behind Moribito, Eden of the East, and Stand Alone Complex made "Xi AVANT." More updates about the short will be posted on its official website.

Solid State Society and "Xi AVANT" will open in stereoscopic 3D theaters in Japan on March 26.

Update: More background information added.

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