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Ghost in the Shell Poster Turned Into Woodblock Print

A classic poster for the original Ghost in the Shell film, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has been made into a limited-edition woodblock print that recalls traditional Japanese art.

The print is made in the style of ukiyo-e, a traditional Japanese artform that was especially popular in the Edo period (1603-1868).

The artist is none other than Hiroyuki Okiura, best known as the director of Jin-roh and A Letter to Momo. Okiura worked on the original Ghost in the Shell as character designer, animation director and key frame artist.

The print is being released in a limited run of 300, which will run for ¥43,200 (about $360) and is now available for pre-order via OtakuWorks Shop.

This print is just the first in a planned series. The second Ghost in the Shell ukiyo-e print will be illustrated by Ghost in the Shell Arise director Kazuchika Kise.

Source: Anime Anime

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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.