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Feb 12, 2013 4:55 AM
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According to GIGAZINE, Production I.G has announced the details of Ghost in the Shell: Arise. It's a tetralogy film about the past of Motoko when she was in the army. The first 50min-long episode "border:1 Ghost Pain" will be premiered on June 22nd. A pay-streaming of the episode will start on the same day.

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In Arise anime, Sakamoto Maaya will play Kusanagi Motoko. A manga adaptation "Ghost in the Shell Arise: Sleepless Eye" will be serialized on Monthly Young Magazine from March.

New Cast
Kusanagi Motoko: Sakamoto Maaya
Batou: Matsuda Kenichiro
Togusa: Shingaki Tarusuke
Ishikawa: Dan Tomoyuki
Saito: Nakakuni Takuro
Pazu: Ueda Yoji
Borma: Nakai Kazuya
Aramaki: Juku Ikkyu

Sources: Gigazine, Famitsu
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Feb 12, 2013 5:01 AM
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Feb 12, 2013 5:06 AM
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I can't wait, the trailer looks interesting.
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Feb 12, 2013 5:08 AM
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Cast:
Maaya Sakamoto as Motoko Kusanagi
Kenichirou Matsuda as Batou
Tarusuke Shingaki as Togusa
Tomoyuki Dan as Ishikawa
Nakakuni Takuro as Saito
Yoji Ueda as Paz
Kazuya Nakai as Borma
Ikkyu Jyuku as Daisuke Aramaki

I think they'd just shown some kind of OP too.
Feb 12, 2013 5:09 AM
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Sakamoto is awesome, but I remain a bit sceptical about the rest.
The opening was... kind of mediocre, I need to listen to it again.
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Feb 12, 2013 5:13 AM
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Yay, that's my birthday :D
Feb 12, 2013 5:16 AM
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There's the OP

Feb 12, 2013 5:16 AM
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EDIT: Ninja'd.
Feb 12, 2013 5:24 AM
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Watched the entire presentation, it was pretty cool. Loved the trailer.

Other than Sakamoto the voice cast is a bit eh.
Feb 12, 2013 5:24 AM
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neontaster said:
EDIT: Ninja'd.

Sorry man. I did use your link from the other topic.
Feb 12, 2013 5:25 AM

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Saudades said:
neontaster said:
EDIT: Ninja'd.

Sorry man. I did use your link from the other topic.


Hahaha it's all good. :)
Feb 12, 2013 5:31 AM

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jmal said:
Not a new TV series. BLAH. I may still check it out at some point because SSS was so good, but goddamn talk about disappointed. I really wanted some weekly Major to watch.


Four 50-minute OVAs is not my ideal scenario, but it's still a good chunk of content.
Feb 12, 2013 5:33 AM

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Did they change Motoko's hair since the first announcement? Aside from her look I sure am excited.
Feb 12, 2013 5:35 AM
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Is it supposed to be a to stand alone complex or the movie?
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Feb 12, 2013 5:43 AM

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jmal said:
neontaster said:
Four 50-minute OVAs is not my ideal scenario, but it's still a good chunk of content.

It's half decent total runtime (though I was hoping for a two cour TV series), but if there are long waits between episodes that's what will really suck. That's a real momentum killer for me, which is why I rarely watch OVAs.


I definitely agree here. It would blow if they are released slowly.
Feb 12, 2013 5:54 AM
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There’s an official version with better quality:
Feb 12, 2013 5:55 AM

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All the characters look a little weird, but I guess I'll get used to it. Really looking forward to this.
Feb 12, 2013 6:08 AM

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Looks promising
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Exciting stuff. Looks interesting. As it's OVA's though I'll probably wait until they're all released before watching though as the releases are annoyingly sporadic usually.
Feb 12, 2013 6:12 AM

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character designs reminds me of the 90's GITS films (with a fresh younger look), and has an overall feel of SAC. Thats just from a short teaser anyway.

Cant wait to see it, i just hope the JP blu-rays will have English subs.
Feb 12, 2013 6:21 AM

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its the look of something that can never match up with Kenji Kamiyama's work, don't they dare replace may fav characters' picture with ones from these, they should just create another character profile for this series

i may sound childish but still
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Feb 12, 2013 7:29 AM
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It looks...meh, I was expecting another TV series so I'm a bit disappointed by this; I also can't tell if this is meant to be a SAC prequel or movie prequel, although going by the hair colour I'd say it's SAC.

Still, it could be good.
Feb 12, 2013 7:41 AM

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>Kusanagi Motoko: Sakamoto Maaya
Perfect.

Had a feeling it would be a prequel, I'm so hyped.
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Feb 12, 2013 7:50 AM

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was expecting it to be longer than 50 mins
oh well can't be help i guess
Feb 12, 2013 8:01 AM

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AWESOME......

Even though characters looks different than from the SAC series.......
Feb 12, 2013 8:29 AM

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I can't really get used to Majors design at all...

...I'd also love me some voice sampling...seeing as pretty much all have been replaced, probably _the_ hurdle I'm seeing...next to that porn music in the trailer lol
Feb 12, 2013 8:37 AM

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The trailer looks awesome!
Feb 12, 2013 8:38 AM

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I really have high expectations for this series!
Feb 12, 2013 8:41 AM

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Seems a little softer than the original GITS but the action looks great.
Feb 12, 2013 8:53 AM

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Well, probably better than a TV series. Higher quality is preferable to length.

Trailer looks like it will be a solid addition to the series. Hopefully.
Feb 12, 2013 8:53 AM

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Every time I see Maaya Sakamoto working on a project where Yoko Kanno should also be, but isn't, I die a little inside...
Feb 12, 2013 9:09 AM

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Cool cool cool. I'm looking forward to this. This should be interesting.
Feb 12, 2013 9:22 AM

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I watched the PV and the OP and......................................................................the soundtrack is fucking awful. I hope the show is actually good, I want it to be good. But somehow, deep down, I don't think it will be. Really disappointed so far.
Feb 12, 2013 9:37 AM

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I don't accept this new Motoko.

There is no Ghost in the Shell without the involvement of Kanno and Kamiyama.
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Feb 12, 2013 9:46 AM

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I don't accept this new Motoko.

There is no Ghost in the Shell without the involvement of Kanno and Kamiyama.


So, I guess a certain influential movie that started the anime franchise never actually existed
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Feb 12, 2013 9:56 AM

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A prequel sounds nice.

Feb 12, 2013 10:20 AM

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Sounds like another Code Geass: Akito the Exiled.

Which is a very bad thing.
Feb 12, 2013 10:23 AM

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This reminds me.... I gotta get started on GitS.
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FUCK YEAH! I'm so damn excited about this.
And I, for one, like that they decided to make it as OVA/short movies, rather than a full-length TV series. It allows for better visuals and a tighter, more engaging story than a bunch of stand-alone episodes. Maybe I.G were inspired by ufotable's approach to Kara no Kyoukai.
Also love the artwork and character designs. They really look like the designs from the original 1995 movie.
Can't wait for this!
Feb 12, 2013 2:09 PM

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nice, should be a nice breath of fresh air for the series. I feel like people aren't open to change and aren't giving it a chance.
Feb 12, 2013 3:42 PM

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Looks very nice, with promising action. Was hoping for another TV series, but I guess 50 minute episodes are okay.

Mixed feelings, I suppose. Don't disappoint!
Feb 12, 2013 3:48 PM
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Hopefully this inspires Kamiyama to do a "3rd GIG".
The trailer looks pretty good. Seems like they kinda managed to capture the essence of the show. The changed character designs will take getting used to (some more than others), but I'm looking forward as to what they com up with for Motoko's past. Don't ruin her Production I.G!

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Feb 12, 2013 6:47 PM

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Fans in Japan react quite badly with the wholesale change of all VAs. They are not enthusiastic about a OVA model for the anime distribution. Combined with the ambivalent reactions about the new character design, the prognosis for the new series does not look so bright (for now at least).
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
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Fans in Japan react quite badly with the wholesale change of all VAs. They are not enthusiastic about a OVA model for the anime distribution. Combined with the ambivalent reactions about the new character design, the prognosis for the new series does not look so bright (for now at least).


In a way, that could end up being a good thing - low expectations mean that they will be easy to exceed. If everyone thought it was going to be perfect, than anything less than perfection would have been smashed. They still have to actually crank out a good product for this to work, though.
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As a hardcore fan of GitS I was very excited when I read the first news. Now after seeing the 2 videos posted in here, my expectations became very very high, but the only 2 things I didn't like at all are that the 1st film will be 50 mins. long and that none of the original VAs will be returning. I just hope that if in the end a 3rd GIG gets green light I just hope all the VAs return as for Kanno and Kamiyama.

In the end this looks pretty solid, despite what I mentioned above, animation and art looks astonishing. Probably this will be better than most of the animes that are been made nowadays and the ones to come. Very excited, looking forward to it.
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Now we're talking the sme language! hells yeah.
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the original is so much better than the series -.-
http://myanimelist.net/anime/43/Ghost_in_the_Shell


Thanks for the link. We obviously couldn't find it by ourselves or couldn't understand what you're talking about.
Feb 13, 2013 1:11 AM

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They might be testing the waters with OVAs. If people like them they might make a series following the OVAs.
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Hopefully this isn't terrible like SAC.
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