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26 septembre 2002
(Merci a Storm pour l'info :)

Glenat a donne une date, le mardi 19 novembre 2002, pour la sortie de Ghost in the shell 2 : Man Machine Interface, edite sous le nom de Ghost in the shell, volume 3 en France.
Ce sera le meme format irrespectueux de l'oeuvre originale, a savoir A4, couverture en carton rigide, et surement papier glace... mais l'essentiel est de pouvoir lire l'oeuvre en francais, n'est-ce pas ? :)

aout 2002

Le manga Koukaku Kidotai 1 edition bilingue est editee par Kodansha.

Yes, believe it or not; The Kodansha Bilingual Edition of Ghost in the Shell 1 has been released (the ISBN is 4-7700-2919-5) for those who wish to special order it.
It includes the original Frederik L. Schodt translation before I mangled it, and also includes the TWO DELETED PAGES of "cyber sex." A must for hard-core fans!

17 juillet 2002

Man Machine Interface sortira le 30 octobre 2002.
Il coutera 3,99$ (3,99€) et aura 40 pages.

La traduction a ete faites par Frederik L. Schodt ( Dreamland Japan : Writings on Modern Japan ; The World of Japanese Comics ; America and the Four Japans: Friend, Foe, Model, Mirror ; The Four Immigrants Manga : A Japanese Experience in San Francisco )

Le resume par Dark Horse :
"March 6, 2035. Motoko Aramaki is a hyper-advanced cyborg, a counter-terrorist net security expert, heading the investigative department of the giant multi-national, Poseidon Industrial. Partly transcending the physical world and existing in a virtual world of networks, Motoko is a fusion of multiple entities and identities, deploying remotely controlled prosthetic humanoid surrogates around the globe to solve a series of bizarre incidents. Meanwhile, Tamaki Tamai, a psychic investigator from the Channeling Agency, has been commissioned to investigate strange changes in the temporal universe, brought about by two forces, one represented by the teachings of a professor named Rahampol, and the other by the complex, evolving Motoko entity. What unfolds will all be in a day's work...a day that will change everything, forever. Man-Machine Interface, the long- awaited sequel to Masamune Shirow's groundbreaking Ghost in the Shell and one of the most highly anticipated comics series in many years, finally reaches American shores. Featuring 100 pages of new art and story created since its original publication, most rendered in dazzling full color with awe-inspiring digital effects on a level never before seen in the annals of graphic fiction. Shirow has raised the bar for what can be achieved on the page, page after page!."

26 juin 2002
(Dark Horse Extra #50 :
(Super Manga Blast #25 :

Le numero 50 de "Dark Horse Extra" aura un enorme poster de GITS2. Il sort le 31 juillet.

"Super Manga Blast" va commencer a publier Appleseed Hypernotes a partir du 25eme numero (celui de septembre) jusqu'au 36eme.
"The Appleseed Hypernotes materials will run from Super Manga Blast! issue #25 through #36, however it should be noted that #25-#28 will have full-length stories, and 29-36 will have a smaller number of pages containing the technical data and sketches of Appleseed mech suits, weapons, and characters."
"The initial story will run in four, 19 to 29 page segments, and then for the remainder we'll be running smaller segments of the notes."
(source: Tim Ervin-Gore dans une interview donne a

juin 2002

Le DVD de l'OAV Appleseed est prevu pour le 25/07/2002 !!
C'est simplement le film de 1988 reedite en DVD, rien de nouveau en fait ^_^
(Realisateur : Kazuyoshi Katayama)

"Anime based on the debut Manga-book by Masamune Shiro (Ghost In The Shell). A 4-page booklet included.
Special Features : (live action) promo footage"

juin 2002

Ghost in the shell 2 - Man Machine interface (Kokaku kidotai 2) sort aux USA en octobre !

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface is officially scheduled for release in October, 2002. If you're looking for an actual day, that has not yet been fixed. Keep an eye on the Dark Horse site !

Regarding the status of the "standard" and "adult" versions of the books, Shirow has not decided on that yet--or, to be more accurate, he waffling now. He modified the pages from the limited hardcover release for the mass-market paperback in Japan, and at first he seemed amenable to letting us do a version with the original images, but now he's not sure. He seems to feel he may have gone a bit too far in the hardcover. At this point all we can do is wait and see what he decides. You'll be able to purchase the issues via mail order or at your friendly local comic book store."

juin - Juillet 2002

GITS au cinema toulousain Utopia du 19/06 au 02/07

Les sceances sont (d'apres la gazette) :
19/06 22:40
20/06 12:00
22/06 16:10
23/06 22:40
24/06 22:50
25/06 15:45
26/06 22:30
27/06 14:00
28/06 16:15
29/06 16:20
30/06 16:00
01/07 22:40
02/07 20:30 (D)

avril 2002
(Animeland #80)

Plutot une continuation de la rumeur qu'une reelle nouvelle, mais...

Jean-Pierre DIONNET (interview n'ayant rien a voir) serait en relation avec OSHII pour Ghost in the shell 2 (page 53)

OSHII : "Je travaille sur un nouveau long metrage d'animation"
Est-ce GITS 2 ? (p46)

Puis dans les pages <News & Breves> (p128)
"Un second film de Ghost in the shell serait en projet pour une sortie en 2003."

Pas vraiment une news, plutot un rappel ^_^ (sinon, ca date de 1997)

Shirow a toujours l'intention de faire 10 volumes pour Appleseed, mais n'a pas encore entame le vol.5...

"Shirow swears he's not finished with Appleseed, and that he actually intends to do a total of ten volumes, but as far as I'm aware he hasn't done any work on Appleseed 5 since the Comic Gaia stories back in 1992."


01 avril 2002

Nous aurons 2 calendriers differents pour l'annee 2003, un japonais et un americain !

"(...) We'll be doing a completely different edition for 2003, with all different illustrations, as well as distributing the Japanese calendar.
So there will be two Shirow calendars for 2003 !"

"Not a bad thing. (^_^) Both will have a mix of published and unpublished illustrations, but even the published illos are unlikely to have been seen by many people outside of Japan."


avril 2002

Shirow a fini l'adaptation de MMI pour les occidentaux

Intron Depot 3 est en preparation...

"Shirow is almost done flopping and modifying the pages of Man-Machine Interface for the Western audience. We hope to release the first issues in October."

"ID3 is still in the planning stages and we're still discussing options as to format and a special limited edition."


27 fevrier 2002
(autres reponses par mail de Glenat !)

"Nous sommes effectivement en négotiations pour les droits de Man Machine Interface, mais nous attendons toujours que Shirow termine une nouvelle édition pour l'occident. (c'est ça la "version US").
Quand il aura terminé, nous pourrons enfin commencer à fabriquer nos livres ! (on espère que ce sera vers la fin de l'année).
En attendant, nous patientons comme vous !

Second mail :

"Il semble qu'il aura fini la première moitié [de l'adaptation de MMI pour les occidentaux] en été."
"Nous comptons traduire tout du japonais (...)"
"Nous comptons couper en deux seulement, de façon à garder le même genre de taille que pour les volumes précédents
(le 1 japonais est devenu le 1 & 2 français, et le 2 japonais deviendra le 3 & 4 français)"

Le departement Manga - Editions Glenat

31 janvier 2002
(reponse par mail de Glenat)

"En effet, nous sommes en negotiations pour les droits de la suite de Ghost in The Shell, que nous esperons pouvoir vous proposer cette année (ou peut-être en debut d'annee prochaine)."

Le departement Manga - Editions Glenat

18 decembre 2001

Look for the translated version Summer 2002


16 decembre 2001

Intron Depot 3 is in patient and you will be rewarded!


13 decembre 2001

Oshii and Production I.G will be making the MMI feature. Production I.G is also planning a GITS TV series. Both are due for release "sometime next year" but as usual, we'll see about that!


08 decembre 2001
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We can't say much, but...Shirow is over 180 pages into his work on flopping and modifying the pages of Man-Machine Interface for the Western audience. Be prepared for some surprising decisions on his part, and many subtle changes! It's kind of fun looking for them, actually. He's being assisted by the finest Photoshop artist we've ever met, Mr. Tanaka. His work is flawless! Toren's at work on the translation for the first issue now, a long 36 page one. No release schedule yet, but as Shirow is moving so quickly, next summer/fall is not unlikely. ID3 is in the planning stages and we discussed some options as to format, plus a special limited edition. That's all for now!

19 juin 2001
et en local (puisque Kodanclub va fermer :-(
(update : non, ils ne devraient finalement plus fermer :-)

Une interview de Masamune Shirow a propos de Koukaku Kidoutai 2 : MMI (Man Machine Interface), la "suite" de Ghost in the shell.

Confirmation que Mamoru Oshii va bien faire la suite du film Ghost in the shell, mais ce ne sera pas l'adaptation de Man Machine Interface.

18 fevrier 2001

I am currently in Japan and have the latest news for you all on Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface. The hardcover edition that was released with the Solid Box is NOT (as you may have surmised from the "Short Cut" notation on the final page) the completed version. (Insert groans of dismay from the fans here.) For the upcoming mass-market paperback release, Shirow will be bit-twiddling the artwork some more, as well as adding a 24-page full color Epilogue. The "Shirow release date" for this is April. As usual, don't hold your breath.
So when will our version be coming out? Well, I have discussed the various difficulties in adapting his work with Shirow many times over the years. The solution we have arrived at for the current GITS2:MMI is for him to produce a "foreign version." This is possible as the entire series exists as digital files. Shirow will flop the pages, tweak any artwork he is unsatisfied with after the flopping process, remove all sound effects, and redo the word balloons for horizontal lettering. He is also, thank God, flipping all the English "display lettering" (those of you who have the hardcover will know what I mean). I've proofed this for him and corrected the (few) errors from the HC. We will get data files from him, add the FX and translation, and away we go.
But...we can't begin until he's done with the paperback edition, and then the foreign edition tweaks. So when, you ask? I hope to begin actual production work by the end of this year at the latest, but...we're talking Shirow here. Once we start getting in data files, then I can let you all know a REAL release date. Until then...
So we have good news and bad news. Have patience, and it will one day be in your trembling hands!
Now I'd like to forestall one question--yes, there is a VERY naughty sequence in the book. Shirow knows very well this can't be sold mass-market in much of the world, and the foreign edition will have an altered version of the sequence. He has actually already done the artwork for this. However, after consultation at DH, we have decided that that issue will be available in two forms--the Shirow-altered version that will be sold through Diamond's regular catalogue, and a XXX version (even more graphic than the Japanese one!) sold via their Adult supplement. When the collection is done, there will be two versions produced--the Shirow, and a limited XXX rated.
By the way, Oshii has agreed to direct the GITS2 movie (to my surprise), and work on the TV series has begun at Production I.G.





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