Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Poster 001 - 20160703It’s time to return to the world of Mamoru Oshii’s cyberpunk classic.

Earlier today, Production I.G. revealed that Funimation acquired the domestic rights to Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. As of press time, Funimation hasn’t divulged details on the license.

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is the sequel to 1995 film Ghost in the Shell. The feature, which was co-produced by Production I.G. and Studio Ghibli, hit Japanese theaters in March 2004. Mamoru Oshii (Patlabor: The Movie, Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer) directed the feature and wrote the screenplay. Hiroyuki Okiura (Zillion) served as character designer on the project. Kenji Kawai (Eden of the East, When They Cry – Higurashi) scored the film’s soundtrack.

Go Fish Pictures originally released Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence on subtitled DVD in North America in 2004. Manga Entertainment released the feature with an English dub in the United Kingdom in 2006. In 2009, Bandai Entertainment released the movie on Blu-Ray in dubbed and subtitled formats.

Several adaptations of Ghost in the Shell have been released since Innocence hit theaters, including 2013 OVA series Ghost in the Shell: Arise and 2015’s Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie. Funimation released both titles on Blu-Ray and DVD in North America.

Source: Anime News Network