Sometime last month the world caught wind of a new Ghost in the Shell in the making. Today, new details have been announced in regards to the new series, Ghost in the Shell: Arise.
The staff at Production I.G. announced that the new GitS project will be composed of four 50-minute parts. The first of the series, Ghost Pain, will run in Japanese theaters for two weeks starting on June 22nd. Blu-ray disc special edition copies will run for 8,000 yen at select theaters. There will also be a paid stream available, only in Japan so far. General retail Blu-ray for the first part will be released on July 26th.
It has also been confirmed that the 4-parter is a prequel series depicting Motoko Kusanagi when she was younger, according to writer Ubukata Tou.
Sakamoto Maaya as Kusanagi Motoko
Matsuda Kenichirou as Batou
Shingaki Tarusuke as Togusa
Dan Tomoyuki as Ishikawa
Nakakuni Takurou as Saito
Ueda Youji as Paz
Nakai Kazuya as Borma
Juku Ikkyuu as Aramaki Daisuke
The year 2027
Her name is Motoko Kusanagi.
Attached to the 501st Army Secret Unit.
Hope for the Future
What is the proof of my existence?
It all begins here.