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

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

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Synonyms: Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain
Japanese: 攻殻機動隊ARISE -GHOST IN THE SHELL- border:1 Ghost Pain
English: Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 1: Ghost Pain
German: Ghost in the Shell - Arise Border 1 der Film: Ghost Pain
Spanish: Ghost in the Shell - Arise Border 1 la Película: Ghost Pain
French: Ghost in the Shell - Arise Border 1 le Film: Ghost Pain
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 22, 2013
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genre: Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 58 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.431 (scored by 2967429,674 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #20052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2635
Members: 62,741
Favorites: 67

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Ueda, Youji


Sawashiro, Miyuki


Asano, Mayumi


Hoshino, Takanori


Murata, Masahiko
Director, Storyboard
Kise, Kazuchika
Director, Character Design, Key Animation


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Ending Theme

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


Jun 16, 2016
They finally finished dubbing all of these right under my nose late last year. The original release dates got delayed suspiciously close to when it was revealed the Arise movies would be reworked into a TV series. If I were on the production team for the dub that’d certainly kill my spirits, but I’m glad they saw the project through to the end because I’m so used to watching Ghost in the Shell dubbed. That doesn’t count for much this time, though. Unfortunately, the original voice cast has been completely replaced. A pointless endeavor since the new cast tries their hardest to imitate the old ...
Jan 6, 2016
Do note that this review covers all four episodes of Ghost in the Shell Arise as a whole. That being said, on the review.

Ghost in the Shell Arise is another spinoff of the Ghost in the Shell series franchise that bases its setting around the time that Section 9 officially formed and features the group tackling a series of crimes in each OVA episode that involve hacking of cyberbrains in some form. While maintaining the same themes of earlier Ghost in the Shell anime with corrupt political elements and debating the nature of one's humanity if they heavily convert their body into a machine, the ...
Jan 24, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Just like the rest of Ghost, his movie feels really average.
I'm not sure why people like it so much.
Its not even a satisfying mystery plot.
It suffers from a lot of generic anime cliches. MC with amnesia, obvious plot twist characters (with silly hair cuts), constantly explaining what we're seeing as we're being shown it.

The biggest problem is that the whole plot feels completely un-signposted, which kills any mystery. Since the main character can't rely on her own memories and nothing ever hints at that INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT CLUE. Because of this warped perception multiple scenes are highly confused. Are they flashbacks to REAL memories? New scenes ...

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