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Ash Thorp
Maciej Kuciara
Maciej Kuciara
WETA Workshop
WETA Workshop
WETA Workshop
Nivanh Chanthara
Adam Middleton
Adam Middleton
Adam Middleton
Adam Middleton

While much has been said about the blatant whitewashing of Ghost in the Shell — and rightfully so — many will agree that the overall aesthetic and special effects from the film are rather impressive. Many steps were of course taken before reaching the final product of what we now see onscreen, as here we get a glimpse at the eye-catching artwork that helped pave the way for the film.

Some of the best artists in the world aided in completing the overall look of Ghost in the Shell, such as Eidos’ Nivanh Chanthara and former Naughty Dog artist Maciej Kuciara, two of which have since gone on to publicly share their work for the picture.

Too see these artists’ contributions (as well as a few others) to the Rupert Sanders fantasy, check out the reel below and scan through the gallery above.

Not NYC, not LA.