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While the live-action Ghost in the Shell remake (starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Rupert Sanders) is still in the works despite being fraught with problems (they just hired a new writer) the series has continued to see life in Japan with both a sequel movie and a number of anime series, most produced by Production I.G.

It's been over a decade since a movie was added to the franchise but Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie is picking up the reigns, continuing the "Pyrophoric Cult" episode of the most recent four part anime miniseries called "Arise," and tying up any loose ends from that story arc.

The official synopsis, care of the folks at Anime News Network, reads:

Set after the events of "Arise," the film involves the assassination of the Prime Minister of Japan which is publicly described as the "greatest event since the war". It is up to Public Security Section 9, led by Major Motoko Kusanagi, to discover the true nature of the murder. They are aided by the Prime Minister's son, Osamu Fujimoto.

Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie opened in Japan earlier this year and it's now getting a North American limited theatrical release on November 10, 11 and 16. For more details and to find where it's playing near you, visit the official website.

Recommended Release: Ghost in the Shell: 25th Anniversary Edition

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