Ranked #997
Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain

Alternative Titles

English: Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain
Synonyms: Koukaku Kidoutai Arise: Ghost in the Shell - Border:1 Ghost Pain
Japanese: 攻殻機動隊ARISE -GHOST IN THE SHELL- border:1 Ghost Pain

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 22, 2013
Duration: 58 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.701 (scored by 11818 users)
Ranked: #9972
Popularity: #1474
Members: 22,826
Favorites: 26
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Synopsis

The anime's story is set in 2027, one year after the end of the fourth non-nuclear war. New Port City is still reeling from the war's aftermath when it suffers a bombing caused by a self-propelled mine. Then, a military member implicated in arms-dealing bribes is gunned down.

During the investigation, Public Security Section's Daisuke Aramaki encounters Motoko Kusanagi, the cyborg wizard-level hacker assigned to the military's 501st Secret Unit. Batou, a man with the "eye that does not sleep," suspects that Kusanagi is the one behind the bombing. The Niihama Prefectural Police detective Togusa is pursuing his own dual cases of the shooting death and a prostitute's murder. Motoko herself is being watched by the 501st Secret Unit's head Kurutsu and cyborg agents.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kusanagi, Motoko
Kusanagi, Motoko
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Batou
Batou
Supporting
Matsuda, Kenichirou
Japanese
Matsuda, Kenichirou
Togusa
Togusa
Supporting
Shingaki, Tarusuke
Japanese
Shingaki, Tarusuke
Aramaki, Daisuke
Aramaki, Daisuke
Supporting
Juku, Ikkyuu
Japanese
Juku, Ikkyuu

Staff

Kazuchika, Kise
Kazuchika, Kise
Director, Character Design
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Ubukata, Tow
Ubukata, Tow
Script
Shirow, Masamune
Shirow, Masamune
Original Creator

Opening Theme

"GHOST IN THE SHELL ARISE" by Cornelius

Ending Theme

"Jibun ga Inai (じぶんがいない)" by salyu× salyu (サリュバイサリュ)



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Stellio
Jun 24, 2013 10:49 PM
Bold and cryptic, the original Ghost in the Shell movie (1995) is considered by many fans to be the apex of sci-fi anime within its decade. Over time, Oshii’s adroit directing influenced a multitude of many abstract ideas, both ambitious and creative. However, it was Kamiyama Kenji’s Stand Alone Complex iteration of the series that helped further the franchise's reputation as a result of its superb action scenes, script, and sophistication.

With that said, Ghost in the Shell: Arise is a series that needs no introduction. But perhaps in an ironic way, it is essentially the introduction for the franchise. Although the franchise is largely read more
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5camp
Dec 8, 2014 8:49 AM
::NOTE:: This is a review of the entire of Ghost in the Shell Arise because splitting them up is only done by dumb people and MAL admins. So basically just dumb people.

Ghost in the Shell has gone through a few hands in its life. From the cyberpunk manga origins by Shirow Masamune, before he turned into a weirdo who only drew calendars full of pictures of impossibly proportioned naked girls covered in machine oil, it then went to Oshi. There it had its most visually striking entrant with a gorgeously directed movie, albeit one lacking a little in character. Then he made a second movie read more
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QuietDiscourse
Jan 3, 2014 8:23 PM
At the top of the cyberpunk hill stands the Ghost in the Shell franchise. First formulated in concept by Masamune Shirow, it has been Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell (1995) film and Kenji Kamiyama's Standalone Complex series that have amassed wide and overwhelmingly positive reception. Ghost in the Shell: Arise—a four-part OVA series—is the most recent installment into the franchise, serving as a prequel set prior to Section 9's establishment. With high expectations coming from a new Ghost in the Shell title, it may not come as a surprise that Arise's first piece (Border:1 Ghost Pain) wields variable success.

Perhaps one of the most noticeable read more
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Stark700
Jun 24, 2013 2:13 PM
Perhaps this question may have popped into your mind one of these days: What happens to our future after the events of a world war? Perhaps we still exist but on the other hand, what would our new world be like? Well, it's a question that not many of us may care to know given our current circumstances. But world wars have happened in the past and they left devastating results. To quote from a famous German physicist, Albert Einstein once said:

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

Well, it's read more
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