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Artists recreate 'Ghost in the Shell' intro with still photography

Fast on the heels of the impressive live-action fan trailer for Akira comes a stunning homage to another pioneering sci-fi anime: Designer/illustrator Ash Thorp brought together more than 30 artists for a live-action recreation of the opening of 1995's Ghost in the Shell using still photography. The result, the 39-frame Project 2501, is mind-blowing -- and frequently not safe for work.

"I originally wanted this to be just a fun side project to create with some friends on my free time over a time span of a month, if that," Thorp told The Verge. "But as we opened up the opportunities it got bigger and more complicated as the team grew."

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You can see some of the frames, as well as a NSFW making-of video, below; there are of course more on Thorp's site.

(via io9.com)

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