Ghost in the Shell: Arise will be a four-part OVA/theatrical run series with the first 50-minute episode premiering in Japanese theaters June 22nd, ahead of its July Blu-ray release. With the kick off now around the corner, the series' official YouTube channel has posted the opening eight minutes of episode one, "Ghost Pain."Get a look after the jump.
A new subsite has opened to feature recording artist/producer Cornelius' work on Ghost in the Shell: Arise and that page boasts a special music video/preview of his theme for the prequel anime. Get a look after the jump.
After yesterday's short commercials, today, we get the full, three minute version of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise promo short for Microsoft's Surface. Prepare for a bit of tablet-fu as the The Major takes the critical device on mission. Get a look after the jump.
A Ghost in the Shell: Arise tie-in has been a big part of the Japanese launch for Microsoft's Surface tablet, with the staff appearing at the the Daikanyama T-Site launch party, sales of a themed keyboard, and now, a pair of "Another Mission" commercials. Get a look after the jump.
With Ghost in the Shell: Arise hitting Japanese theaters on June 22nd and home video July 26th, character goods maker Cospa looked back to Stand Alone Complex for some summer releases. Some older items are coming back, but they're also producing a pair of new towles based on the Laughing Man and Tachikoma. Get a look after the jump.
Everyone loves Ghost in the Shell's Tachikoma AI spider-tanks. Everyone except their natural enemies, the Jigabachi AI digger wasp-helicopters. If you can put aside your Tachikoma affection long enough to appreciate the Jigabachi, Kotobukiya has confirmed that they plan to import the 7 inch, 1/72 scale model of the mech to North America this October. Get a look after the jump.
The new DECODE 501FILE promo introduces us to Ghost in the Shell - Arise's Kurutsu (alternatively read as Kurtz), the Mayumi Asano voiced head of the Army 501 Secret Unit that gave Motoko Kusanagi her cyborg body. Get a look after the jump.
After first being announced this year, Bandai Channel and Toho Animation have now seen fit to ramp up the hype for the new Ghost in the Shell ARISE OVA series by releasing the first long-form trailer for the first episode following March's ACE teaser. Hit the jump for the action.
Bandai Visual's product page for upcoming Ghost in the Shell: Arise is now listing that the Blu-ray will feature English subtitles in addition to Japanese and Chinese. Leading into the release, Production I.G. has been posting photos of the NAC Ghost in the Shell Arise DR Porsche from its Super GT racing. Get a look after the jump.
Sometimes fans get to enjoy the singing talents of certain voice actors in the openings and endings of anime and character songs, and many of them display great singing skills. Goo Ranking posted the result of the Top 10 Voice Actors Who Can Sing, as voted on by NTT customers in Japan. See the result after the jump!
Along with debuting the new proto-tachikoma design and Microsoft Surface co-promotion, the Anime Contents Expo has yielded a new promo for Ghost in the Shell: Arise. Get a look after the jump.
Back in 2008, Keio University developed optical camouflage system that can make a person nearly invisible, along the lines of what you see in Ghost in the Shell. We're not really talking about that here. Instead, the effect was produced artistically for an Arise promotion, and a newly posted featurette shows how this was done. Get a look after the jump.
Ever wonder what sort of tablets the cyber warfare specialists at Public Security Section 9 use? Well, expect to see some Microsoft product placement in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: Arise anime, because the four part series will be co-promoting with the Japanese launch of the Microsoft Surface. More after the jump.