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Mimicking the natural life path of those high school freshman you always see camped out in the manga section of the bookstore, ducking exhausted Borders employees so that they can get their fill of Fruits Basket or Card Captor Sakura, Netflix has apparently decided that it’s just super into anime right now. Fresh off of its decision to acquire the entirety of classic Japanese animation series Neon Genesis Evangelion—and put into production a live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop—the streaming service has now announced that it’s adding a brand new iteration of Ghost In The Shell to its roster, too.


Per The Hollywood Reporter, the series was originally announced last year— right while we were all trying to figure out what the fuck to make of the live-action film version of the property, and its terrifying futuristic world of rampant Scarlett Johansson botsand will debut in 2020. The series will be co-directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama, who worked on the well-remembered spin-off series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

Netflix announced the series last night via Twitter, while also showing off a first look at the series’ new art style (and iteration of its protagonist, The Major):

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