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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


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


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Ranked: #9712
Popularity: #1465
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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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Adaptation: Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Nemuranai Me no Otoko Sleepless Eye
Other: Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell: Nyuumon Arise, Channel 5.5 2nd Season
Side story: Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Another Mission
Sequel: Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:2 Ghost Whispers
Character: Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Logicoma Specials
Alternative version: Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture

Characters & Voice Actors

Kusanagi, Motoko
Kusanagi, Motoko
Sakamoto, Maaya
Sakamoto, Maaya
Matsuda, Kenichirou
Matsuda, Kenichirou
Shingaki, Tarusuke
Shingaki, Tarusuke
Ueda, Youji
Ueda, Youji


Kazuchika, Kise
Director, Character Design
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Ubukata, Tow
Fukunaga, Gen
Executive Producer

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Dec 8, 2014
::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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Jan 3, 2014
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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Jun 24, 2013
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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Jul 9, 2013
There’s something about reboots that invoke equal feelings of worry and excitement. Rebuilding on a premise from scratch opens up an enormous amount of potential to tell a brand new and exciting spin on an old tale. This is especially the case when the world is as interesting and layered as Ghost in the Shell. But that’s exactly what makes reboots so worrisome. It’s up to the creators to capitalize on that potential, but they don’t always do. Which one did Production I.G do, you may ask?

Ghost in the Shell: Arise Border: 1 Ghost Pain is the first part of a series of movies reimagining read more
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-Cyberpunk - Check
-Very sensual female protagonist - Check
-Protagonist with a combat cyborg body - Check
-Modern and extremely good drawings and animation - Check
reportRecommended by juakoblabla
-Cyberpunk - Check
-Very sensual female protagonist - Check
-Cyborgs - Check
-Modern and extremely good drawings and animation
-Incomprehensible plot 
reportRecommended by juakoblabla

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"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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