Ghost in the Shell Timeline

ghost in the shell timeline

When does the Ghost in the Shell timeline?

Masamune Shiro’s Ghost of the Shell timeline can be confusing to navigate for new comers. Each separate iteration of the franchise can be its own separate entity even they though they share a lot of things in common. The film series, the TV series, the OVA series and other spin-off material can even be called adaption of the original manga. Each of them stand offers a different take of the original source material to the point where each could stand alone in the its own timeline. Masamune Shiro even declared that there is not one definitive version of Ghost in the shell. He also stated that each version should be thought of individually. For the sake of this timeline we put everything together in order of time as best we can.

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#Time/Series:Get:Content Title:Type:Release Date:Author/Director:Notes:
1Ghost in the ShellWatchGhost in the ShellMovieNovember 18, 1995Mamoru OshiiTakes place in 2029
2Ghost in the ShellWatchGhot in the Shell 2.0MovieJuly 12, 2008Mamoru OshiiRemastered version of the Ghost in the Shell 1995 movie.
3Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.01: "SA: Public Security Section 9 – SECTION-9"TVOctober 1, 2002Kenji KamiyamaTakes place in 2030
4Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.02: "SA: Runaway Evidence – TESTATION"TVOctober 1, 2002Kenji Kamiyama
5Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.03: "SA: A Modest Rebellion – ANDROID AND I"TVNovember 1, 2002Kenji Kamiyama
6Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.04: "C: The Visual Device will Laugh – INTERCEPTER"TVNovember 1, 2002Kenji Kamiyama
7Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.05: "C: The Inviting Bird will Chant – DECOY"TVDecember 1, 2002Kenji Kamiyama
8Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.06: "C: The Copycat will Dance – MEME"TVDecember 1, 2002Kenji Kamiyama
9Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.07: "SA: Idolatry – IDOLATOR"TVJanuary 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
10Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.08: "SA: The Fortunate Ones – MISSING HEARTS"TVJanuary 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
11Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.09: "C: The Man Who Dwells in the Shadows of the Net – CHAT! CHAT! CHAT!"TVFebruary 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
12Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.10: "SA: A Perfect Day for a Jungle Cruise – JUNGLE CRUISE"TVFebruary 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
13Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.11: "C: In The Forest of the Imagoes – PORTRAITZ"TVMarch 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
14Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.12: "SA: Tachikoma Runs Away; The Movie Director's Dream – ESCAPE FROM"TVMarch 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
15Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.13: "SA: Unequal Terrorist – NOT EQUAL"TVApril 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
16Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.14: "SA: Automated Capitalism – ¥€$"TVApril 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
17Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.15: "SA: Time of the Machines – MACHINES DÉSIRANTES"TVMay 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
18Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.16: "SA: Chinks in the Armor of the Heart – Ag2O"TVMay 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
19Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.17: "SA: The True Reason For The Unfinished Love Affair – ANGELS' SHARE"TVJune 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
20Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.18: "SA: Assassination Duet – LOST HERITAGE"TVJune 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
21Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.19: "SA: Embraced by a Disguised Net – CAPTIVATED"TVJuly 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
22Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.20: "C: Vanished Medication – RE-VIEW"TVJuly 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
23Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.21: "C: Left-Behind Trace – ERASER"TVAugust 3, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
24Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.22: "C: Corporate Graft – SCANDAL"TVAugust 3, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
25Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.23: "C: The Other Side of Good and Evil – EQUINOX"TVSeptember 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
26Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.24: "C: Sunset in the Lonely City – ANNIHILATION"TVSeptember 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
27Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.25: "C: Smoke of Gunpowder, Hail of Bullets – BARRAGE"TVOctober 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
28Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGitS: SAC 1.26: "C: Public Security Section 9, Once Again – STAND ALONE COMPLEX"TVOctober 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
29Ghost in the ShellWatchGitS: "The Laughing Man"MovieJune 21, 2011Kenji Kamiyama
30Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DI: Reactivation – REEMBODY"TVJanuary 1, 2004Kenji KamiyamaTakes place in 2032
31Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DI: Well-Fed Me – NIGHT CRUISE"TVJanuary 1, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
32Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DI: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – CASH EYE"TVFebruary 7, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
33Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DU: Natural Enemy – NATURAL ENEMY"TVFebruary 7, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
34Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"IN: Those Who Have the Motive – INDUCTANCE"TVMarch 6, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
35Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DI: Latent Heat Source – EXCAVATION"TVMarch 6, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
36Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DU: The Rhapsodic Melody of a Bygone Nation – 239Pu"TVApril 3, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
37Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DI: Vegetarian Dinner – FAKE FOOD"TVApril 3, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
38Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DU: The Hope Named Despair – AMBIVALENCE"TVMay 1, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
39Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DI: One Angry Man – TRIAL"TVMay 1, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
40Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"IN: Grass Labyrinth – AFFECTION"TVJune 5, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
41Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"IN: To Those Without Even a Name... – SELECON"TVJune 5, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
42Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DI: Face – MAKE UP"TVJuly 3, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
43Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DI: Beware the Left Eye – POKER FACE"TVJuly 3, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
44Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DI: Afternoon of the Machines – PAT."TVAugust 7, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
45Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"IN: The Fact of Being There – ANOTHER CHANCE"TVAugust 7, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
46Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DI: Mother and Child – RED DATA"TVSeptember 4, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
47Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DI: Angel's Poem – TRANS PARENT"TVSeptember 4, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
48Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"IN: Chain Reaction of Symmetry – CHAIN REACTION"TVOctober 2, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
49Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"IN: Confusion at the North End – FABRICATE FOG"TVOctober 2, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
50Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"IN: Escape in Defeat – EMBARRASSMENT"TVNovember 6, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
51Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"DU: Abandoned City – REVERSAL PROCESS"TVNovember 6, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
52Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"IN: The Day the Bridge Falls – MARTIAL LAW"TVDecember 4, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
53Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"IN: Aerial Bombing of Dejima – NUCLEAR POWER"TVDecember 4, 2004Kenji Kamiyama
54Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"IN: To the Other Side of Paradise – THIS SIDE OF JUSTICE"TVJanuary 8, 2005Kenji Kamiyama
55Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIGWatch"IN: Return to Patriotism – ENDLESS?GIG"TVJanuary 8, 2005Kenji Kamiyama
56Ghost in the ShellWatchGitS: "Individual Eleven"MovieOctober 1, 2003Kenji Kamiyama
57Ghost in the ShellReadAfter the Long GoodbyeNovelOctober 11, 2005Masaki Yamada
58Ghost in the ShellWatchGhost in the Shell 2: InnocenceMovieMarch 6, 2004Kenji KamiyamaSet in 2032
59Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexWatchGhost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State SocietyMovieMarch 26, 2011Kenji Kamiyama
60Ghost in the ShellReadThe Lost MemoryNovelJune 6, 2006Junichi FujisakuSet in 2034
61Ghost in the ShellReadRevenge of the Cold MachinesNovelSeptember 26, 2006Junichi Fujisaku
62Ghost in the ShellReadWhite MazeNovelJanuary 2, 2007Junichi Fujisaku
63Ghost in the Shell: AriseWatchGitS: Arise 1.01: "Ghost Pain" TVJune 22, 2013Kazuchika KiseA reboot of the Ghost in the Shell franchise that takes place in 2027
64Ghost in the Shell: AriseWatchGitS: Arise 1.02: "Ghost Whispers"TVNovember 30, 2013Kazuchika Kise
65Ghost in the Shell: AriseWatchGitS: Arise 1.03: "Ghost Tears"TVJune 28, 2014Kazuchika Kise
66Ghost in the Shell: AriseWatchGitS: Arise 1.04: "Ghost Stands Alone"TVSeptember 6, 2014Kazuchika Kise
67Ghost in the Shell: AriseWatchGitS: Arise 1.05: "Pyrophoric Cult" TVAugust 26, 2015Kazuchika Kise
68Ghost in the Shell: AriseWatchAlternative ArchitectureMovieApril 5, 2015Kazuchika Kise
69Ghost in the ShellWatchGhost in the Shell: The New MovieMovieNovember 15, 2015Kazuchika Kiseand Kazuya NomuraTakes place in 2027
70Ghost in the ShellMovieMarch 31, 2017Rupert SandersThe live action movie is in a different universe from the animated movies.