Ghost in the Shell, known in Japan as Mobile Armored Riot Police is a Japanese cyberpunk science fiction media franchise based on the seinen manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The manga, first serialized in 1989 under the subtitle of The Ghost in the Shell, published as its own tankōbon volumes by Kodansha, told the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in the mid-21st century of Japan. Animation studio Production I. G has produced several anime adaptations of the series. An American-produced, live-action film, a re-telling of the narrative of the original 1995 film, was released on March 31, 2017. Shirow stated that he had always wanted the title of his manga to be Ghost in the Shell in Japan, but his original publishers preferred Mobile Armored Riot Police, he chose "Ghost in the Shell" in homage to Arthur Koestler's The Ghost in the Machine, from which he drew inspiration.
Set in the mid-twenty-first century in the fictional Japanese city of Niihama, Niihama Prefecture, otherwise known as New Port City, the manga and the many anime adaptations follow the members of Public Security Section 9, a task-force consisting of various professionals at solving and preventing crime with some sort of police background. Political intrigue and counter-terrorism operations are standard fare for Section 9, but the various actions of corrupt officials and cyber-criminals in each scenario are unique and require the diverse skills of Section 9's staff to prevent a series of incidents from escalating. In this post-cyberpunk iteration of a possible future, computer technology has advanced to the point that many members of the public possess cyberbrains, technology that allows them to interface their biological brain with various networks; the level of cyberization varies from simple minimal interfaces to complete replacement of the brain with cybernetic parts, in cases of severe trauma.
This can be combined with various levels of prostheses, with a prosthetic body enabling a person to become a cyborg. The main character of Ghost in the Shell, Major Motoko Kusanagi, is such a cyborg, having had a terrible accident befall her as a child that required her to use a full-body prosthesis to house her cyberbrain; this high level of cyberization, opens the brain up to attacks from skilled hackers, with the most dangerous being those who will hack a person to bend to their whims. The original Ghost in the Shell manga ran in Japan from April 1989 to November 1990 in Kodansha's manga anthology Young Magazine, was released in a tankōbon volume on October 5, 1991. Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface followed 1997 for 9 issues in Young Magazine, was collected in the Ghost in the Shell: Solid Box on December 1, 2000. Four stories from Man-Machine Interface that were not released in tankobon format from previous releases were collected in Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor, published by Kodansha on July 23, 2003.
Several art books have been published for the manga. Two animated films based on the original manga have been released, both directed by Mamoru Oshii and animated by Production I. G. Ghost in the Shell follows the "Puppet Master" storyline from the manga, it was re-released in 2008 as Ghost in the Shell 2.0 with new audio and updated 3D computer graphics in certain scenes. Innocence, otherwise known as Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, was released in 2004, with its story based on a chapter from the first manga. On September 5, 2014, it was revealed by Production I. G. that a new Ghost in the Shell animated film, Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie in Japanese, would be released in 2015 promising to show the "further evolution ". On January 8, 2015, a short teaser trailer was revealed for the project unveiling a redesigned Major more resembling her appearance from the older films, a plot following the Arise continuity of the franchise; the trailer listed Kazuya Nomura as the director, Kazuchika Kise as the general director and character designer, Toru Okubo as the animation director, Tow Ubukata as the screenplay writer and Cornelius as the composer.
The film premiered on June 2015, in Japanese theaters. In 2008, DreamWorks and producer Steven Spielberg acquired the rights to a live-action film adaptation of the original Ghost in the Shell manga. On January 24, 2014, Rupert Sanders was announced with a screenplay by William Wheeler. In April 2016, the full cast was announced, which included Juliette Binoche, Chin Han, Lasarus Ratuere and Kaori Momoi, Scarlett Johansson in the lead role. Principal photography on the film began on location in Wellington, New Zealand, on February 1, 2016. Filming wrapped in June 2016. Ghost in the Shell premiered in Tokyo on March 16, 2017, was released in the United States on March 31, 2017, in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D, it received mixed reviews, with praise for its visuals and Johansson's performance but criticism for its script. In 2002, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex premiered on Animax, presenting a new telling of Ghost in the Shell independent from the original manga, focusing on Section 9's investigation of the Laughing Man hacker.
It was followed in 2004 by a second season titled Ghost in the Shell: S. A. C. 2nd GIG, which focused on the Indivi
Pamilya Ko is a 2019 Philippine drama television series starring JM de Guzman, Arci Muñoz, Joey Marquez, Rosanna Roces, Sylvia Sanchez. The series premiered on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on September 9, 2019, replacing Minute to Win It: Last Tandem Standing. Pamilya Ko shows us that in our journey through life, whatever triumphs or travails we face, we will always go back home—to our family. From our birth to our last breath, our world revolves around our family who first taught us the power of unconditional love. JM de Guzman as Francisco "Chico" R. Mabunga / Francisco "Chico" C. Mabunga Arci Muñoz as Elizabeth "Betty" Palisoc† Joey Marquez as Fernando "Fernan" P. Mabunga Rosanna Roces as Elena Carbonell-Lombardi Sylvia Sanchez as Luzviminda "Luz" Ramirez- Mabunga Irma Adlawan as Loida "LVM" V. Magtulis Kiko Estrada as Bernardo "Beri" R. Mabunga Jairus Aquino as Percival "Persi" R. Mabunga Maris Racal as Peachy Ann R. Mabunga Mutya Orquia as Cherry Luz R. Mabunga Raikko Mateo as John Paul "Pongky" R. Mabunga Kira Balinger as Lemon Jane R. Mabunga Kid Yambao as Apollo "Apol" R. Mabunga Alyssa Muhlach as Dr. Sophia "Pia" J. dela Paz Perla Bautista as Caridad "Caring" Potenciano- Mabunga Kit Thompson as James Carvajal / Ferdie M. Quisumbing† Peter Serrano as Richie Mabanta Vangie Labalan as Nanny Vangie Marco Gallo as Stefano C. Lombardi† Miko Raval as Charles Ruiz Andrez del Rosario as Jackie "Jack" R. Mabunga† Noel Trinidad as Joselito "Jose" Mabunga† Dominic Roque as David Lardizabal Boom Labrusca as Dr. Sofronio dela Paz Anne Feo as Regina Jurado-dela Paz Micah Muñoz as Atty.
Raul Malvar Jeffrey Santos as Insp. Rivas Shoichi Oka as Ryu Mori Glenda Garcia as Maria Asuncion "Azon" R. Cummings Bobby Andrews as young Carlos Quisumbing Maricel Morales as Corazon R. Quisumbing† Miguel Diokno as young Ferdie/James Heaven Peralejo as Maria Corrine Patricia "Macopa" de Jesus JC de Vera as Prof. Nathaniel "Nathan" Rubiñol Sunshine Garcia as Merceditas "Mercy" Alvarez DJ Durano as Antonio "Tonio" Alvarez Nathalie Hart as Christina "Tina" Rubiñol Miguel Faustmann as Carlos Quisumbing† Elora Españo as young Loida Lloyd Samartino as Mr. Palisoc Pamilya Ko premiered on September 9, 2019. List of programs broadcast by ABS-CBN List of ABS-CBN drama series Official website
Jan Kacper Bednarek is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Southampton and the Poland national team. In 2013, Bednarek made his Ekstraklasa debut, at the age of 17 years old, for Lech Poznań against Piast Gliwice, in an eventual 2–0 win for the home side; the Polish under-21 international became an integral member of the squad, featuring 31 times and scoring once as Poznań narrowly missed out on the Polish Cup to Arka Gdynia 2–1 after extra-time. He was loaned to Górnik Łęczna for the 2015–16 season, where he managed a total of 17 league appearances before returning to his parent club. On 1 July 2017, Bednarek joined Southampton on a five-year deal, for a reported fee of £5 million, he made his Premier League debut on 14 April 2018 against Chelsea, scored Southampton’s second goal in a 3–2 defeat. On 4 September 2017, Bednarek made his international debut for Poland in a 3–0 victory over Kazakhstan. In May 2018, he was named in Poland’s preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
On 28 June 2018, he scored his first goal for Poland, the only goal in a 1–0 victory over Japan at the World Cup. His brother Filip is a footballer, who plays as a goalkeeper for the Frisian-Dutch football club SC Heerenveen; as of match played 18 January 2020. As of match played 19 November 2019 As of match played 19 November 2019. Poland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Bednarek's goal. Profile on Southampton FC website Jan Bednarek at Soccerway Jan Bednarek at 90minut.pl Jan Bednarek at Soccerbase