Ghost in the Shell, is probably on of Japan’s most popular anime of all time. It was first released on 1989 on manga and followed two anime adaptations on 1995 and 2002. When this was released, everyone’s attention was captured because of the unique story line including the idea of a cyborg.
After the success of the anime adaptations of the manga, fans and enthusiasts are actually waiting for the live action. A lot of manga with anime adaptations usually have a live action that follows but it has been a long time and it was only followed by additional video animation on mid-2014 and television series on 2015.
Recently, it was announced that there will finally be a live action or movie of Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson. So far, there’s just negative reactions all over the net from the fans and all of them are asking, “Why Scarlett Johansson? Why not someone who’s Asian like Rinko Kikuchi? She’s Japanese and fits well as Motoko Kusanagi.”
According to Anime News Network, Disney and Dreamworks will work together to release the Ghost in the Shell live action film on April 14,2017 when it was originally for this year, 2016. It seems that it swapped the schedule date with Jon Favreau’s live-action The Jungle Book remake because this is now schedule April 15, 2016 instead of its original release date is on 2017.
As for me, if Scarlett Johansson will be able to give justice in portraying Motoko Kusanagi very well, she may prove everyone wrong.