Kenji Akiyama Said He Described the Future Of Humanity In the Ghost In the Shell in 2004



Q: Things I learned through copying

A: The S.A.C. series, when compared to MiniPato, was not only a total copy of Director Oshii’s style, but I also wanted to express my respect for Shirow Masamune. So I decided to make something that was like a “cousin” to the movie and manga versions.
At the time, people were also working on Innocence at I.G, so I decided that I would not cut ties with the Oshii Ghost in the Shell. Even then, the finished product showed a slight but definite deviation.
In the first Patlabor movie, Oshii-san made Noa, the main character, say, “There are no humans!” And 15 years later, he made the movie Innocence where there are almost no human beings. I felt that human beings had finally disappeared from Oshii-san’s consciousness.
For the past four years, while working on the S.A.C. series, I tried to avoid speaking with Oshii-san. Even when I had questions, I didn’t ask him for his ideas.
The result was that Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell world and this includes Innocence, no longer had humans in it, while my S.A.C. decidedly featured “humanity.”
I wasn’t actually conscious of it, but I asked the voice actors to portray the eager members of Section 9 as 15 years younger than the characters in the Ghost in the Shell movie. I also tried to turn Motoko and Aramaki into more down-to-earth characters. (more)


Kenji Kamiyama

Kenji Kamiyama remarks his new Animation “ULTRAMAN”.





A Manga “ULTRAMAN” –Eiichi Shimizu (清水栄一)write the story, Tomohiro Shimoguchi (下口智裕) draws—is decided to make into the full 3D CG animation.

Kenji Kamiyama (神山健治) is in charge of the director. Production I. G and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS make it.

Kamiyama who entered the stage of the production presentation touched on the fact that the broadcast of the first “Ultraman” started in 1966 when he was born

and stated as follows.


Kenji Kamiyama



“Ultraman is truly long history and my favorite work, I am looking forward to being involved.”

“I think that there are many fans not only in Ultraman of special effects TV programs but also ULTRAMAN of the manga.”

“we all are doing our best to make an animation that those people can enjoy Please wait in anticipation of completion. ”


Ultraman in special effect TV programs


Kenji Kamiyama:

Kenji Kamiyama (神山健治) Kamiyama Kenji, born on March 20, 1966, in Saitama Prefecture) is a Japanese anime director. He has worked regularly with the anime studio and production enterprise Production I.G, such as his work on Jin-Roh, Patlabor, Blood: The Last Vampire, and for whom he has directed the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime television series, which was followed on into a second season, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG and a TV movie, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society.(more)