"Ghost in the Shell" VR Experience Hacks I.G Store in Shibuya

"Ghost in the Shell: The Movie - Virtual Reality Diver" now available for visitors on-site using VR4D system

Ghost in the Shell: The Movie - Virtual Reality Diver - a virtual reality experience based on the landmark cyberpunk manga Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow - has arrived at the I.G Store in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, Japan. The attraction debuted there on June 30, 2016.

 

 

The attraction allows visitors to experience the world of Ghost in the Shell using the VR4D system while comfortably seated in futuristic "TELEPOD" ball chairs. The experience lasts approximately 15 minutes and costs 1600 yen ($15.56 US) including tax. Visitors must be at least 13 years of age to try it out, and the experience is not recommended for those that easily suffer from motion sickness.

 

 

The official website for Ghost in the Shell: The Movie - Virtual Reality Diver describes the story as follows:

 

"To end the war and protect my wife, I must delete you all…"


Japan, 2025. Technology has been advancing more and more rapidly.

 

"Brain cyberization" that makes possible direct connections to information networks via the brain, the technology of "prosthetic bodies" that allows humans to change their body parts into cybernetical ones; in this world where such scientific advances have become common, a bombing attack threat is sent to the Japanese government.

 

 

The target is an international meeting involving dignitaries from the Republic of Kuzan. The case is entrusted to the Ministry of Home Affairs' Public Security Section 9.

 

Section 9's leader, the full-cyborg Motoko Kusanagi, assembles her team and heads off to trap and eliminate the terrorist.

 

Sources:

Official Production I.G Twitter feed (@ProductionIG)

Official I.G. Store home page

Official Ghost in the Shell: The Movie - Virtual Reality Diver home page (English version)

 

Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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