First part of prequel series runs in Japanese theaters June 22nd
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."
Use the "closed caption" button to see English subtitles.
Kazuchika Kise (Chief Director and Character Design)
Tow Ubukata (Series Composition and Script)
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (Head of Production IG)
Cornelius (Appleseed: Ex Machina) composes music.
Singer/voice actress Maaya Sakamoto as the Major
Other cast includes:
Batou - Kenichirou Matsuda (Prince of Tennis II's Ryūji Tsuge)
Togusa - Tarusuke Shingaki (Fate/zero's Kariya)
Ishikawa - Tomoyuki Dan (Japanese voice of Batman in recent movies)
Saito - Nakakuni Takuro
Paz - Youji Ueda (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's Speedwagon)
Borma - Kazuya Nakai (One Piece's Roronoa Zoro)
Daisuke Aramaki - Ikkyu Jyuku
And a bit of bonus footage from NAC Ghost in the Shell Arise DR Porsche's Super GT racing efforts...
Bonus Arise versus Stand Alone Complex fanart via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2737916