"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.


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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