Streaming

How to Watch Ghost in the Shell in Order (With Movies)

By Samona Punjabi / April 14, 2022

One of the most well-known and iconic Sci-Fi stories out there, Ghost in the Shell, gives fans a new outlook on the relationship between humans and machines! The series features a unique take on human-cyborg relationships, where both machines and their creators could live in harmony. Fans will remember that a live-action movie featuring Scarlett Johansson was released in 2017.

Ghost in the Shell is a collection of three different storylines. However, Ghost in the Shell: Arise is sometimes treated as a reboot of the original. Hence, we recommend watching them in the order specified for the most satisfactory experience.

There are three timelines in the Ghost in the Shell series:

All of these narrate separate stories and are not connected in any way. Moreover, they can be viewed in any order, but the original movie introduces some themes that fans should enjoy before starting the series overall.

Check out the full list of Ghost in the Shell episodes, movies, specials, and the order to watch them below:

Release Order

Ghost in the Shell (Movies)

(Fans need not watch the Ghost in the Shell 2.0 movie since it is a remake of the original 1995 version and replaces a lot of scenes with CGI visuals that do not live up to the mark.)

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Movies

Specials

Ghost in the Shell: Arise

Movies

Recommended Watch Order for Ghost in the Shell: Arise

Read Next: How to Watch Sword Art Online in Order (With Movies)



For a better user experience we recommend using a more modern browser. We support the latest version of the following browsers: For a better user experience we recommend using the latest version of the following browsers: