One of Japan’s biggest anime franchises is getting ready to make its U.S. debut. In a couple of months, Ghost in the Shell will hit theaters with Scarlett Johansson playing the lead, Major Motoko Kusanagi. The film, which was directed by Rupert Sanders, is one of the year’s most hotly anticipated features.
So, naturally, Funko would want to capitalize on the cyberpunk affair. Recently, the pop culture retailer announced they were going to release a slew of Ghost in the Shell Pop! figures based on the live-action film. You can check out the various toys in the following slides!
Based on Masamune Shirow’s acclaimed manga, Ghost in the Shell is a story that marries hi-tech action and philosophical musings. The series follows Major Motoko Kusanagi, a special ops leader at the anti-terrorist organization Section 9. The heroine is also a one-of-a-kind cybernetic human with a full body prosthesis. Tasked with catching bad guys, the Major works with her colleagues to catch criminals and extremists who wish to do away with society’s cybernetic advancements.
Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders, from a screenplay written by Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss. It stars Scarlett Johansson as The Major, Pilou Asbæk as Batou, Takeshi Kitano as Chief Daisuke Aramaki, Chin Han as Togusa, Michael Pitt as Kuze, and Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet.
If you need a how-to guide when it comes to Ghost in the Shell, then you are in luck. ComicBook.com has a quick and easy overlook for anime beginners that you can check out here.
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Ghost in the Shell opens in theaters March 31, 2017.