The Hollywood remake of Japanese sci-fi anime Ghost in the Shell was one film that most movie-goers anticipated for mainly for Scarlett Johansson’s participation. But before the big-budget film came to be, Hiromasa Ogura’s creation has already created a massive underground cult that has been following his anime epic for years.
In honor of the original illustrations, the Ghost in the Shell World Art Expo 2017 was held at Seibu Gallery in the Seibu Ikebukuro department store last April 3. Previous expositions of the sci-fi anime have included original illustrations of the manga, remakes, and collector’s merchandise.
Aside from the exhibit in Japan, Ogura’s original watercolor illustrations will also grace the halls of the House of Illustration in King’s Cross, London which will hold the Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan. The collection will be on display until September 10, 2017 at the Main Gallery.