Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie

, also known in Japan as Ghost in the Shell: The Movie or New Ghost in the Shell, is a 2015 Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Kazuya Nomura. A continuation of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise story arc, The New Movie is the first feature in the series since Ghost in the Shell SAC: Solid State Society in 2006. The film is a continuation of Pyrophoric Cult (the final episode of Arise), and ties up loose ends from that arc.


Set after the events of Arise, the film involves the assassination of the Prime Minister of Japan which is publicly described as the "greatest event since the war". It is up to Public Security Section 9, led by Major Motoko Kusanagi, to discover the true nature of the murder. They are aided by the Prime Minister's son, Osamu Fujimoto.