Here’s another look at the new movie coming out for the revival of a cult classic series, Ghost in the Shell. This is the trailer for the latest entry for the prequel, Ghost in the Shell: Arise – border:3 Ghost Tears. The film will be landing in Japanese cinemas on June 28.
Following the passing of Tomoyuki Dan, the role of Ishikawa will be taken up by Shunsuke Sakuya.
The Ghost in the Shell ARISE border: less project was an incentive to allow 5 young Japanese film makers to produce short films inspired by the cult classic series and the new anime movies. The films were screened for the first time on March 28th at the Toho Cinemas Nihonbashi in Tokyo.
The five films were recently posted online to YouTube, you can check out the different visions shown by the film makers below.
(03:19) directed by Yoshihito Sasaguchi with Katsuyuki Motohiro as the general director
The prequel saga continues for Ghost in the Shell with the release of the promo trailer for the installment, Ghost in the Shell: Arise called border:2, “Ghost Whispers. The film will hit cinemas on November 30th while the home Blu-ray will release on December 25 just in time for Christmas.
*Thank you to Madman Entertainment for the review copy*
I watched this with a high degree of expectation being a Ghost in the Shell fan and I’ll say it straight away…I wasn’t disappointed. Arise comes to us as a prequel set before the universe of GITS that we all know and are probably used to. Arise is also the first of four planned movies which will tell the story of Major Matoko Kusanagi prior to her joining Public Security Section 9. In this first movie, she’s still with her old outfit, the Army 501 organisation.
In this first film,the plot revolves around the death of Matoko’s mentor and friend who somehow ends up becoming implicated in the homicide. Thrown in some visions that Makoto can’t trust as being real which soon leads her to start doubting the world around her as she can’t differentiate between real and illusion. It’s really a great story that’s been packed into the 50 minute running time and cleverly leaves the ending open right at a critical moment leaving you begging for more. Everything in this movie looks fantastic with that same art style from Stand Alone Complex and 2nd Gig despite the movie coming way after the series.
It is great to see series regulars such as Batou and Togusa both sharing a different dynamic with Kusanagi, especially Batou who having just met her has trust issues, it’s interesting to see that side of the story play out. Another fan favourite, Tachikoma, is also in there but not quite as we know them now. I don’t want to give too much away seeing as how there are still 3 parts to play out but suffice to say, if you liked GITS before then I imagine you’ll this first part prequel. If anything just to see how much of a rookie Makoto comes across as compared to the confident and battle experienced commander she ends up becoming later in life.
[starreview tpl=16] Another great entry into the GITS universe. If you’re fan, you really should get into this. Tells a great story at a cracking pace.
Reel Anime is a movie festival which takes place in Melbourne, Australia, also in New Zealand, used to show off some of the best up and coming movies that we may not normally see in mainstream release. Past films have included Evangelion 1.11 and 2.22 as well as Ghibli classic, 5 Centimeters Per Second.
This year seems to be no different with some massive titles coming to the land Down Under. First off, Madman Entertainment has confirmed that Ghost in the Shell: Arise will be showing as well the latest in the Evangelion franchise, Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.
Can’t get to Japan to catch the first instalment of prequel series, Ghost in the Shell: Arise? Neither can we but we can bring you the next best thing. The official YouTube channel posted the first 8 minutes so you can see what direction they’re heading in. Looks amazing and will definitely be a pre-order.
Using the closed captions button will enable the English subtitles for you.
We showed the recent collaboration between Microsoft, Ghost in the Shell: Arise and the promotional PV’s that were created. Those PV’s were just a snippet of the full length version which you can check out below.
Don’t know if it will convince me to buy a Surface but it does look pretty good. Has this changed your mind about the Surface?
Cosplay merchandise company, Cospa, have shown off what they’re going to be releasing for the Summer time in Japan. Helped along by the release of Ghost in the Shell: Arise in cinemas, Cospa will be releasing some GITS merchandise to mark the occasion. Some of the merchandise has been release before however some of it is completely new and will debuting this year.
Two new such items are a pair of towels featuring a Tachikoma and the ubiquitous Laughing Man logo. The towels will set you back ¥1,575 each. Anyone else think this stuff is Otaku heaven?