And continuing the news around Ghost in the Shell, we now have news regarding the upcoming home release of Ghost in the Shell: Arise. It’s being reported that the home Blu Ray release will ne shipping with English subtitles as well as Chinese and Japanese.
The first part in four will be coming to Japanese cinemas on June 26th, just before the home release. Helping to promote the release is the studio, Production I.G., uploading pics via Twitter of the NAC Ghost in the Shell Arise DR Porsche from its Super GT racing tries.
It’s been a busy past few days in Japan with the Tokyo Anime Fair held at the Big Sight and the 2nd annual Anime Contents Expo 2013 wrapping up this weekend. The ACE is a chance for all different sorts of exhibitors to be in attendance showing off their latest lines and what they have coming up.
This year saw Bushiroad, Ascii Media Works, Animate, Good Smile Company, Cospa plus loads more bringing their merchandise, trading cards, games plus sneak peeks at upcoming anime movies such as Ghost in the Shell: Arise. The ACE was held in the same hallowed halls that hosts Japandaman’s favourite annual event Tokyo Game Show, that being Makuhari Messe.
Japan based blogger, Danny Choo was in attendance and managed to snap all the amazing images you can see below, so a big thank you for the kind use of the images.
We recently showed some amazing nail art for Otakus that a talented woman in Japan had done. Now a salon in Japan has turned their creative mind to the Ghost in the Shell franchise. The beauty salon called Colors was were inspired by the recent press announcement of the upcoming Ghost in the Shell Arise and made these amazing nail creations.
During Bandai Visual’s recent event in Japan, news were revealed regarding the upcoming anime series, Ghost in the Shell: Arise. The series will serve as a prequel to the Ghost in the Shell universe we all know and will be divided into four 50 minute animated movies.
The focus will be on the younger days of Motoko Kusanagi and the first movie, titled Ghost Pain, will hit Japanese cinemas on June 22nd while the Blu Ray and DVD versions releasing on July 26th. During the movie, the Public 9 section members will be introduced, focusing on the younger Motoko while also bringing in Batou, Togusa, Saito, Pazu, Ishikawa, Borma and Aramaki.
So it’s still a few months off but until then, you can enjoy the trailer for Ghost Pain.