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.
Ghost in the Shell is a classic manga from the mind of Masamune Shirow and one of the other pieces of work he’s also responsible for is New Dominion Tank Police.
Thanks to Maiden Japan who have obtained the licence for the anime, the adaptation coming in at six episodes, will be made available on both digital format and DVD release. The DVD release will come with a bilingual track and be distributed by Section 23. The below description of the show has been provided by Sentai:
When tanks are outlawed, only outlaws will have tanks. Or at least, that’s what Mayor Weatherby of New Port seems to be forgetting in his efforts to ban certain forms of weapons, including those used by tank-driving policewoman Leona Ozaki and her partner Al. Granted, the city’s Tank Police DO seem to cause a lot of collateral damage, but New Port’s a dangerous place. Especially with the felonious and partially feline Puma sisters back on the prowl, and the Dai Nippon Geiken Corporation is building even more nefarious devices of evil intent that are finding their way into the hands of local terrorists. Unfortunately for DNGC, they may be connected to the murder of Leona’s former partner, and once this hard-headed heroine sinks her treads into a case, there’s no backing up! And as for the Pumas? It’s going to be like cats and police dogs, but there are few problems that a little carefully applied mobile artillery can’t cure! There’s no place to hide, from the good guys OR the bad guys, as law and order meets chaos theory in NEW DOMINION TANK POLICE!
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.
Fans of classic anime, Ghost in the Shell, left wanting for more adventures from Motoko, Tachikoma and co may be in luck very soon.
Bandai Visual are planning a global event to be streamed online globally on February 12 where the main focus will be the new Arise anime however rumours are flying thick and fast they’ll use this event to also mention the possibility of a new game. In attendance will be Tow Ubukata (Series Composition and Script), Kazuchika Kise (Chief Director and Character Design) and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (Head of Production IG). There’ll also be a couple of guests in the form of Satoshi Endo (Director at Kadokawa’s Ascii Media Works) and Takeshi Natsuno (Telecommunications Guru).
The even will take place on February 12 at 9PM (Japan time) with translation at the same time. The webcast will streamed on YouTube, Niconico and Bandai Channel.
Just another, of the many hundred reasons, why I want to live in Japan either permanently or for a couple of years, earthquakes be damned!! Popular Japanese blogger, Danny Choo, has posted an awesome feature on the release of Ghost In The Shell: Solid State Society in Japanese theatres in 3D! The trailer below looks absolutely awesome but the best part is the Parco in Shibuya has an entire store dedicated to Ghost In The Shell paraphernalia…loads of goodies, artwork and merchandise for anime lovers and otakus everywhere! Unfortunately the store is temporary and will only be there until May 8th *tear* Yet another reason to be there right now!!! 🙂
And lastly a trailer of the original 1995 classic that spawned all this goodness, Ghost In The Shell!