Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Prequel to "Ghost in the Shell" on the Way

More Background Coming on the Events in "Ghost in the Shell"

The return of Major Motoko Kusanagi

Fans of "Ghost in the Shell," rejoice! Plans are in the works to make a sequel to that classic anime by Masamune Shirow. It will be called "Ghost in the Shell: Arise" and will be in four 50-minute installments.

The first trailer is below, in Japanese:



Here is the trailer with English subtitles. Since I don't speak Japanese, I don't know how accurate the translation is, but it should give you a better idea of what is going on.




This first episode will show the adventures of cyborg squad leader Motoko Kusanagi before all the events of "Ghost in the Shell." The limited series is produced by Production I.G., and is being directed by animator Kise Kazuchika. The first installment is called "Ghost Pain."

The premiere on Japanese television is June 22, 2013. The next installment won't appear until the end of the year. There will be many months between each episode.



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