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Ghost in the Shell - Kuze

The final look for Kuze plays heavily on how the constant replacing of components, when they lose their bond with his body, affects him. Gradually losing control over his body as his transplanted brain rejects the synthetic shell he's been placed in. This recycling and scavenging of synthetic skin panels and body parts presented some existential questions around how gender and race might play into someone's construction of identity and self, which to us delved into some of the core themes of the original material.



As his human likeness falls away, he would preserve and express his humanity through other means; painting, poetry, music... That contrast was always something we tried to come back to. He's broken, ugly, and decrepit; yet somehow also vibrantly beautiful.

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Kuze Design - Artist: Jeremy Hanna

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Kuze Back View - Artist: Jeremy Hanna

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Kuze Keyframe - Artist: Jeremy Hanna

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Kuze Head Design - Artist: Jeremy Hanna

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Kuze Head Design - Artist: Jeremy Hanna

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Kuze Design - Artist: Jeremy Hanna

Weta workshop design studio kuze silver hair front

Kuze Design - Artist: Jeremy Hanna