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
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 58 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.431 (scored by 3017130,171 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #23582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2746
Members: 64,081
Favorites: 68

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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


Abe, Kengo
Murata, Masahiko
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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)


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 ...
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 ...
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| Ghost in the Shell : Arise - Ghost Pain |

Sadly, this is not the Ghost in the Shell that we all know and love. Yes, it is indeed a dystopian future sci-fi movie with androids. Yes, it has the same characters, (or at least the same character names.) Let's dive in shall we?


The story of the new Arise series isn't a sequel or prequel to the existing Ghost in the Shell franchise by Mamoru Oshii, instead it's called a "re-imagining" of its older brother.
Let's start with the world and atmosphere - it's gone.
It's not the atmosphere you would expect to see from a ...

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