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Ghost in the Shell courts controversy among die-hard fans

This past week, Hollywood’s live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, Mamoru Oshii’s hugely influential science fiction anime from 1995, opened in cinemas around the world, arriving under a cloud of controversy. Not only do protective fans of Oshii’s film, and Masamune Shirow’s source manga, seem averse to any anglicized incarnation of their beloved property, […]