0 Items | £0.00



Thursday 13th October 2016

Manga Entertainment has the pleasure of announcing that following the success of the recent Akira screenings, they will be bringing the seminal anime classic Ghost in the Shell back to UK cinemas on over 80 screens!

The one night only screenings will take place on the 25th January 2017, and will play in cinemas across the UK.

"Profound and beautifully animated, Ghost In The Shell redefined the anime genre by exploring complex ideas regarding AI and what it means to be human – these themes are just as important now as they were 20 years ago. Absolutely timeless and digitally remastered, this film deserves to be seen on the big screen!"  - Andrew Hewson, Marketing Manager

See below for the full list of participating screens - find show times and book tickets here!

Aberdeen Union Square Cineworld - Dub
Basingstoke Festival Place Vue - Sub
Bath PictureHouse - Sub
Belfast Odyssey Independent - Sub
Birmingham Broad Street Cineworld - Dub
Birmingham Electric (Virt) Independent - Sub
Birmingham, Star City Vue - Sub
Bluewater CDL Showcase - Dub
Brighton Komedia PictureHouse - Sub
Bristol Showcase - Dub
Bristol CDL Showcase - Dub
Cambridge PictureHouse - Sub
Cambridge Vue - Sub
Cardiff Showcase - Dub
Cheshire Oaks Vue - Sub
Coventry Showcase - Dub
Crawley Cineworld - Dub
Derby CDL Showcase - Dub
Dublin Cineworld - Dub
Dublin Vue - Sub
Dudley Showcase - Dub
Dundee DCA - TBC
Edinburgh Cineworld - Dub
Edinburgh Cameo PictureHouse - Sub
Enfield Cineworld - Dub
Exeter PictureHouse - Sub
Exeter Vue - Sub
Gateshead Vue - Sub
Glasgow Showcase - Dub
Glasgow Renfrew Street (Central) Cineworld - Dub
Home Manchester Independent - Sub
Hull Vue - Sub
Inverness Vue - Sub
Lancaster Dukes(Virt) - TBC
Leeds Hyde Park (Virt) - TBC
Leeds Showcase - Dub
Leicester CDL Showcase - Dub
Liverpool Showcase - Dub
Liverpool, FACT PictureHouse - Sub
London East, Stratford East PictureHouse - Sub
London Central, Central PictureHouse - Sub
London Central, Prince Charles Independent - Sub
London East, Hackney PictureHouse - Sub
London East, West India Quay Cineworld - Dub
London East, Westfield Stratford Vue - Sub
London North, Crouch End PictureHouse - Sub
London North, Finchley Road Vue - Sub
London North, Islington Vue  - Sub
London North, Wood Green Vue - Sub
London South, Croydon Grants Vue - Sub
London South, Ritzy PictureHouse - Sub
London South, Wandsworth Cineworld - Dub
London West, Westfield Vue - Sub
Manchester Showcase - Dub
Manchester Red Vue - Sub
Milton Keynes Cineworld - Dub
Newham Showcase - Dub
Northampton Vue - Sub
Norwich PictureHouse - Sub
Norwich Vue - Sub
Nottingham Showcase - Dub
Oxford PictureHouse - Sub
Oxford Vue - Sub
Paisley Showcase - Dub
Peterborough Showcase - Dub
Plymouth Vue - Sub
Portsmouth No. 6 (Virt) - TBC
Portsmouth Vue - Sub
Reading Showcase - Dub
Sheffield Cineworld - Dub
Sheffield Vue - Sub
Southampton PictureHouse - Sub
Stirling Vue - Sub
Swansea Vue - Sub
Teesside Showcase - Dub
Walsall Showcase - Dub
Watford Vue - Sub
York PictureHouse - Sub
York Vue - Sub

The year is 2029, the world is made borderless by the net; augmented humans who live in virtual environments. Watched over by law enforcement agents that are able to download themselves into super-powered, crime busting mecha. The ultimate secret agent of the future is not human, has no physical body and can travel freely through the information highways of the world. Hacking and manipulating whatever, whomever and whenever required…

Ghost in the Shell returns to the cinema 21 years after its initial UK release.

Ghost in the Shell


Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie

was £19.99
Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cybernetics. With all of humanity linked into one system of minds and personalities known as ghosts, the biggest threat to civilization is the cyber terrorists capable of hijacking people’s bodies and memories.
When a ghost-infecting virus known as Fire-Starter begins spreading through the system resulting in the assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister, Major Motoko Kusanagi and her elite team of special operatives are called in to track down its source. As they delve deeper and deeper into their investigation, they uncover traces of government corruption and a shadowy broker that bears an all-too-familiar face.
When your target can be anywhere and look like anyone, the only choice you have is to trust your ghost, and hope you aren’t infected too.



The end of Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society?

Andrew Osmond asks if it really is the end for Ghost in the Shell
Solid State Society is, as of writing, the last anime instalment of Ghost in the Shell. Will there be any more? Interviewed in 2007, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, co-founder of Production IG, suggested the franchise could be refreshed by a switch to live-action, with Kusanagi, Batou, Togusa and the rest of Section 9 interpreted by real actors. If it was a success, the franchise could return to anime later.

Ghost in the Shell: Innocence

Jasper Sharp on Oshii's Innocence abroad
Mamoru Oshii’s unashamedly esoteric sequel to his earlier global crossover Ghost in the Shell lent the most credibility to claims for anime as ‘Art’ with a capital ‘A’, when it became the first animated film from Japan to be entered in competition at Cannes.

Mondo Does Ghost in the Shell

Strange things afoot at SDCC booth #835
On sale now at the San Diego Comic Con in a limited edition of only 325 prints, Kilian Eng's beautiful Ghost in the Shell poster for Mondo. It's a thing of beauty made specially to commemorate the 25th anniversary.

Ghost in the Shell: Live-action?

Will it be Robbie the robot...?
Hollywood blog Deadline reports that DreamWorks is in "early talks" with actress Margot Robbie to play the leading role in a live-action version of Ghost in the Shell.

The Impact of Ghost in the Shell

Andrew Osmond remembers the early reactions to Oshii’s classic
“What makes this such a cut above the rest is a set of senses-assaulting production values that equals anything Hollywood produces… Just make sure you see it on a big screen.” - Empire.

Ghost in the Shell: Arise

The latest incarnation of Masamune Shirow's classic
A new addition to the Ghost in the Shell franchise is here, but it’s maybe not the one everyone was expecting.


Anime Tattoos Declared Illegal

Japanese licensors demand pound of flesh
Citing “unsavoury gangster links” and “unlicensed IP [intellectual property] exploitation,” a group comprising every major anime studio (except Gainax) has warned fans that body-art is no longer permissible.
Check in for details on our replacement scheme for the faulty Naruto Shippuden Box Set 21.

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2015

Jasper Sharp on the movies coming to a cinema near you
It is that time of year again, when the Japan Foundation treats audiences across the UK to their lavish smorgasbord of the latest and best in Japanese cinema, running this year from 30th January to 26th March.
Manga UK and Animatsu Entertainment will be at London MCM Comic Con all weekend, so head to the booth and say hello!
Live-action remakes of classic anime titles are the subject of controversy and fan-rage in the anime community - Akira being a rather hot topic on that front, but could this be the saviour we’ve been looking for?
Check out the first teaser trailer of the upcoming Godzilla: Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) film.
Contact Us   |   Refund Policy   |   Delivery Times   |   Privacy statement   |   Terms & Conditions
Please note your card statement will show billing by MVM. GHOST IN THE SHELL RETURNS TO CINEMAS from the UK's best Anime Blog.