New Ghost In The Shell: ARISE Trailer Released

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

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Ghost in the Shell: ARISE

Toho and Bandai Channel have released a new, lengthy, and action-packed trailer for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: ARISEAnimated by Production I.G., the four episode OVA-series will be a prequel to the original Ghost in the Shell. The trailer is based on the first episode alone, and contains a lot of style, action, and content that should excite fans of the series.

As stated in a previous article, Kenji Kamiyama, the director of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and S.A.C. 2nd Gig is not involved in the making of Ghost in the Shell: ARISE. Kazuchika Kise is directing the prequel series, and Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble) is writing the screenplay.

You can watch the trailer below:

From what was shown in the trailer, we are able to see more of the younger and newly designed Motoko Kusanagi in action. She is still voiced by Maaya Sakamoto (Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII) and encounters a less-graying Chief Aramaki, along with Batou and Togusa, and a couple of old and new characters that could be friend or foe. The animations look as cinematic as ever, and the art designs appear to have a stylistic balance between those from the Stand Alone Complex series, and the original films — Ghost in the Shell, and GitS 2: Innocence.

The first episode of Ghost in the Shell: ARISE will be screened theatrically in Japan on June 22nd, followed by a home video release on July 26th.

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About Andy Na

Andy was a member at Operation Rainfall since the beginning of its campaigning days. Though something of a troublemaker at the time, he now contributes to Operation Rainfall and shares his love for all things gaming and the visual arts. His favorite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Kid Icarus Uprising, and No More Heroes. Andy currently holds a Bachelors degree in Cinema, which he uses to pursue filmmaking.




  • Whe you seay a prequel to the original Ghost in the shell, do you mean the manga?

    • I believe is a prequel to S.A.C

    • maruhadapurpurine

      nope… as you can see in the trailer she meets batou and togusa when in SAC she only meets batou in the army with her adult body and togusa is the last to join Section 9 and is a rookie in it at the start of SAC, and I have read in other sites that this series doesnt have any relation to SAC or the movie or the manga, its a new universe. Yeah again, they are doing it AGAIN! creating a fucking new universe so we have to ignore everything else we watched of GITS…. hate that.

    • It’s hard to say really, but ARISE appears to be a prequel about Ghost in the Shell as far as the mythos and franchise are concerned (who Motoko Kusanagi was before joining the police-force, before meeting Batou and Togusa, trying to find out who she is, etc).

  • my body is ready. i really hope that this gets dubbed with the original voice cast of everything Ghost in the Shell previously, they did a fantastic job.

  • Aiddon

    still iffy of Maaya Sakamoto as Kusanagi. Her track record with those kinds of characters has been…bumpy to say the least.