"Ghost in the Shell: Arise" Manga Offers a New Look at the Major

Fujisaku Junichi and Ooyama Takumi's manga launches in "Gekkan Young Magazine"

While the Ghost in the Shell: Arise, four part anime series kicks off with the first 50 minute episode premiering in Japanese theaters June 22nd, ahead of its July Blu-ray release, the manga tie-in has already launched with a 45 page chapter in Gekkan Young Magazine. ThereFujisaku "the man who knows everything about GiTS" Junichi and Ooyama "the artist with a stunning, contemporary style" Takumi explore the story of how The Major and Batou met while the latter was still a Ranger. 

 

 

 

 

As compared to Kise Kazuchika's anime designs:


And upcoming figures...

 

There's been some fan suggestion that this is, at least visually, a Rooney Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Mara take on the Major.

  

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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