With the release of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, a gallery celebrating the franchise was opened in Japan. Various artworks from the franchise’s 28-year history were on display and we were there to check them out.

Originally published in 1989, author Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell went on to spawn multiple anime movies, TV series, and OVAs, and most recently, a live-action Hollywood movie adaptation. Celebrating the release of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, over 400 pieces of artwork from original animation cell drawings to concept art were put on display in the Koukaku Kidoutai World Art Expo 2017—“Koukaku Kidoutai” is the Japanese title for Ghost in the Shell. The artwork was divided by the various series or movies showing things like animation sequences, stills, and roughs. Below is a gallery of some of the art that was on display.

The Koukaku Kidoutai World Art Expo 2017 was held in the Seibu Gallery on the second floor of the Seibu Ikebukuro Honten annex from April 3 to April 11.

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©2004 士郎正宗/講談社・IG,ITNDDTD
©士郎正宗・Production I.G/講談社・攻殻機動隊製作委員会 
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