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Original Ghost in the Shell Anime Cast to Dub Live-Action Movie for Japan

Ghost in the Shell. Photo: Paramount Pictures

Amid concerns that the live-action Ghost in the Shell is departing too considerably from its anime and manga source material, it seems fans are getting a small concession. Per Natalie, the original cast who voiced the 1995 film will provide dubbing for the Scarlett Johansson–led effort in Japan. Specifically, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera, and Atsuko Tanaka are quasi-reprising their roles as Batou, Togusa, and the Major, respectively. The gesture seems aimed at Ghost in the Shell’s hardcore fans, though it probably won’t do much to abate those offended by the story’s whitewashing.

Ghost in the Shell Gets Japanese Dubbing From Anime Cast