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GITS Turns into a Movie Again

Last week I posted about Production I.G.’s plans to follow-up their GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX series, and it turns out that instead of a new series, we’re getting a movie.

Production I.G has revealed in a stock disclosure that the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society will be a 100 minute movie released in summer 2006. Anime News Network reports the movie is being produced in Hi-Vision, a format used by Japanese broadcast networks to support wide-screen televisions. The same production team, including main staff, will be carried over from the TV series. It takes place two years after the refugee riot incident. A significantly larger Section 9, with over 20 new officers, investigates terrorist actions related to a wizard-like hacker “Kugutsu Mawashi.” (AICN)
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Canadian Video Art Channel Vol. 3


Damn, sounds like I really should have gotten in touch with this Shinobu Akimoto for Canadian Style. But then again, there’s always CS2!

The third and final installment of Videoart Channel’s V-lounge opening series “Canadian Video Art Channel vol.3” will be held at Tokyo Wonder Site in Shibuya on Friday, March 24th, at 7:00pm.

On this evening, in conjunction with Videoart Center Tokyo, Toronto based Japanese artist, Shinobu Akimoto will give a lecture on the approaches to the medium by contemporary Canadian artists along side a programme of selected work entitled “Sometimes we make it, sometimes we use it, and a lot of times, we hang out for it.” Ms. Akimoto originally had curated this programme in the spring of last year at the invitation of the gallery in Nagoya for the Canadian component of the gallery Video Award/Exhibition last July.

Included are award winning video works by Akimoto, Matthew Evans, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Maura Doyle and Tony Romano, Jean-Paul Kelly, Sandy Plotnikoff and Tanya Read. (Shift Blog)


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gs-underGENEVEtokyo has updated with a few new tee designs, which you can either purchase online at their site or at Beams.

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Who says I don’t eat ramen anymore? Sure, I don’t go out to ramen shops nearly as much as I used to, but I do still partake in the heavenly noodles every once in a while. This shot was taken a week ago at the Harajuku branch of the Santouka chain. Had a bowl of shio ramen.

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Omotesando Station


Omotesando station, the steps leading down to the Chiyoda line platform.


Down for the Count

Yes, it’s been rather quiet here for the past few days, and there’s a simple explanation for that: I’ve been bitch-slapped by a nasty cold, leaving me with little energy to do much of anything. I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things, and there’s actually a lot of new things I want to talk about here, and I’ll do so over the coming days. Also, it’s looking like next week I’ll have a weeklong break from work, so expect more updates, more projects, and new podcasts.




This is going to make a lot of GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX fans happy.

Anime News Network points out that Production I.G, animators of the previous Ghost in the Shell anime, FLCL, Kill Bill and numerous other works of high caliber anime, have announced a third Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex TV series. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society will be showcased by Production I.G at the Tokyo Anime Fair, March 23-26. (AICN)
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Le chevalier d’Eon

This looks promising (from AICN):

Anime News Network reports that Production IG (Ghost in the Shell) will be announced a new anime series with Kenshin director Kazuhiro Furuhashi at the Tokyo Anime Fair. The 24 episode historical horror action, be accompanied by the manga official Chevalier D’Eon homepage.

18th Century, just before the French revolution, multiple religious cults of the dark side were engaged in secret maneuvers under the name of Revolution. “Le Chevalier D’Eon” (Knight D’Eon) a diplomat and a special agent working for Louis XIV, is fighting against those cults, and also on a mission to find the killer of his own sister. A mysterious cult organization called “Rose Cross” stands in his way, using vicious powers to create a dark creature, “Gargoyle” to over take Europe…

Production I.G. have a good track record, so looking forward to at least checking out the first episode. On the anime front, right now I’m enjoying ERGO PROXY, which is up to episode 3.

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