Latest Ghost In The Shell Gets 8 Minute Video Reveal

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Latest Ghost In The Shell Gets 8 Minute Video Reveal

Gorgeous as always, but Production I.G. are going for a new look with Motoko.

Welcome to Arise, the latest installment in the Ghost In The Shell series. You're going to get a first glimpse of 8 minutes of footage, and a whole new take on series mainstay Motoko Kusanagi. The action's taking place some time prior to the previous series and movies, when Motoko is still a relatively junior army brat of 501 Organization, about to find out that exhumations have their consequences. This is one of a four-part series, with new voice actors replacing pretty much the entire cast. Incidentally, this is the SD quality clip, shown here because it features English subtitles; if you want a glimpse of HD, have a look over here.

Ghost Pain, the episode you're looking at, starts with a bomb attack that kills an arms dealer who might, or might not, be linked with 501 Organization. Aramaki of Public Security brings in Kusanagi to help the investigation, but she's working in partnership with Batou - who's convinced she's a criminal - and Detective Togusa, who thinks his murder investigation is linked with the wider conspiracy somehow. Before you go nuts, bear in mind that this one isn't scheduled for release outside Japan yet; but there will be Japanese Blu-Rays with English subtitles on sale from July 26th. The Japanese theatrical release is slated for June 22nd.

So if you should happen to know of a way to get those discs, well ... enjoy!

Source: Kotaku

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I'm digging the Major's new look.

Not nearly as... buxom, as her Stand Alone Complex version :D

Daystar Clarion:
I'm digging the Major's new look.

Not nearly as... buxom, as her Stand Alone Complex version :D

So I geuss that means their were fake[1]...

Anyways, Im diging were this is going, look forward to seeing more.

[1] God... I hope someone gets that...

Oh God, I just Cyber'd all over the screen!

WanderingFool:

Daystar Clarion:
I'm digging the Major's new look.

Not nearly as... buxom, as her Stand Alone Complex version :D

So I geuss that means their were fake...
God... I hope someone gets that...

I think EVERYONE got that one :P

This looks really good so far. I'm guessing in this version of the story she didn't meet Batou (among others) in the military. The art style looks a lot better than some of the earlier images they released.

It looks mighty interesting but I have one question:
Wasn't it Motoko who recruited like half the team to work for Section 9? I distinctly remember Saito being her foe in a sniper duel (in a warzone at that) and I think Ishikawa also got recruited instead of going to jail for hacking. How are they connected to her time before Section 9?

But I like the possibility of this showing why Section 9 snatched Togusa from the police force.

The voice actress for the Major sounds familiar. Having looked it up, she is the same person who previously voiced a younger version of her before.

Her new look is interesting, she has an almost Lisbeth Salander look to her. It's quite fortunate for them that as the series involves her body being synthetic, they don't even really need to "justify" the changes.

Got to love how she is still as unflinchingly a BAMF as always.

Although it seems a little odd to Retcon certain things though, the way it looks so far, it wouldn't have been a stretch to keep it within the same canon. Not that I am against reboots, but seeing as it's a prequel, it'd be easy to keep within the same canon.

Don't even try a continuity discussion. The series stand on their own and are in no relation to each other or the movies.

I'm so not digging the art. Everyone else seems pretty close to what was established in the movies or Gits:SAC yet only she looks like directly ripped from Sky Crawlers.
Not to mention that it makes no fucking sense to build a military grade cyborg that looks like a teen.

Story might turn out good but her design is atrocious.

And for the record I hated her look in Gits:SAC as well.

Hmm, I'm on the fence on the new look but I guess it makes sense if it is set before everything else and she is heavily modified toboot. And it also reminded me that I've not watched through Solid State.

I'm not a fan of prequels but I'll certainly give this one a watch.

They really love to start the show with 2 helicopters flying towards a distant city!

Didn't even realize they were making more GitS. Looking forward to this if they have the same voice cast, English and Japanese i'd be lovin' it. :sadface:

edit: holy hell why did they give Saito a mohawk? So its a prequel?

She looks like a child, and she's somehow the only one who looks like a child. Everyone else looks pretty much the same. The Major looks a lot better in the anime IMO. Although, she dresses better in this. I'm still looking forward to this, since I've seen the anime and the previous movies.

That fight was brilliant! I haven't watched any Ghost in The Shell material since the first movie released here in North America, and I read some of the graphic novels back then, too, so I'm probably a bit behind the times.

Who controlled the robot crane to make it smash that assassin robot- was it Kusanagi? I didn't quite follow the story as it was unfolding, not being able to speak Japanese. It looked like she stopped the crane during the excavation, but I wasn't sure.

I'm not sure about this new look either, and without the tachikomas likely there for comical relief.... however, I remain optimistic. GitS is GitS. The more the better.

Yay! Too bad when it does come out it won't be released in any decent quality in a place where I can watch it for half a year!

the December King:

Who controlled the robot crane to make it smash that assassin robot- was it Kusanagi? I didn't quite follow the story as it was unfolding, not being able to speak Japanese. It looked like she stopped the crane during the excavation, but I wasn't sure.

Although it does not outright say it, I believe that she was supposed to have hacked it. She stopped it moving to confront them, and then used it to attack the assassin as conventional means weren't working.

I watched the first few minutes in pure Japanese as well, before realising that "captions" is Youtube speak for subtitles.

Legion:
The voice actress for the Major sounds familiar. Having looked it up, she is the same person who previously voiced a younger version of her before. Her new look is interesting, and it's quite fortunate for them that as the series involves her body being synthetic, they don't even really need to "justify" the changes.

Got to love how she is still as unflinchingly a BAMF as always.

It seems odd to Retcon certain things though, the way it looks so far, it wouldn't have been a stretch to keep it within the same canon.

Well, from what I can gather the original feature-length Ghost in the Shell is an entirely different canon from the Stand Alone Complex stuff, so perhaps this is set in the same canon as the original, or maybe even a whole new one of it's own? If they can do it once, they can do it again.

This makes me want to replay ONI.

But then I remember I can't because I can't find my disk. I wish it was on GoG :(

Anyway, this looks sweet. Always liked GitS, hope this is just as good.

I'm pretty sure it is going to be a new canon. Like how the manga, film and Stand Alone Complex are all different canons. I'm looking forward to it, hopefully the English dub will be good. I'm just not sure about having her be a teenager, still I'll wait and see, could go either way.

This Motoko is too young and childish. I like the older Motoko who was an adult that was considered a superior to everyone at Section 9.

I really don't like the way Saito and Paz look in this version. I prefer their Stand Alone Complex looks.

So is this supposed to be following the Stand Alone Complex chronology or the movie one?

Her hair says Stand Alone but the monolithic architecture says movies.

Ishigami:

Not to mention that it makes no fucking sense to build a military grade cyborg that looks like a teen.

I thought that to but on reflection I think that it was a callback to the second movie with the gyroids.

It's also unnerving as fuck fighting a teenage girl in a leotard you found in a coffin.

My main problem is that the animation looks too shiny.
It needs to use shadows more competently to create the masterpiece of atmosphere that was...well...all of GInS.

Other than that, the designs are...good.

Really pleased with those 8 minutes. Very interested.

Quite a bit different in appearance to old Kusanagi, but change isn't a bad thing.

(On military combat cyborgs and the new Kusanagi looking like a kid. Wouldn't you want them to be as small and agile as possible, harder to shoot and capable of blending in as just kids, as opposed to dead give-away ultra-buff cybords. Just a thought).

Everyone looks about ten years younger. I liked Motoko's look in the last series, but this is fine, too.

SacremPyrobolum:

Ishigami:

Not to mention that it makes no fucking sense to build a military grade cyborg that looks like a teen.

I thought that to but on reflection I think that it was a callback to the second movie with the gyroids.

It's also unnerving as fuck fighting a teenage girl in a leotard you found in a coffin.

Someone clearly hasn't watched/read Gunslinger Girl.

And as for GITS, being a big crazy fan of the mangas, films, animes, video games, light novels, and etc, gotta say, I just might be a bit excited about this.

DTWolfwood:
They really love to start the show with 2 helicopters flying towards a distant city!

Didn't even realize they were making more GitS. Looking forward to this if they have the same voice cast, English and Japanese i'd be lovin' it. :sadface:

edit: holy hell why did they give Saito a mohawk? So its a prequel?

More like complete reboot. Production I.G. have already said this has nothing to do with Stand Alone Complex. Given some of the design choices they've made they could choose to tie it into the Oshii movies easily though.

Wenseph:
She looks like a child, and she's somehow the only one who looks like a child. Everyone else looks pretty much the same. The Major looks a lot better in the anime IMO. Although, she dresses better in this. I'm still looking forward to this, since I've seen the anime and the previous movies.

Since she is a full cyborg, she doesn't exactly age right? In saying so it must be weird for the team who age gradually (hair colour change) while she just get a body grade.

I'm not really too bother with the change of artstyle and the lore being alter, I'm just glad I got GITS back in my life (watching this preview make up my day especially my crappy time in work in these two days).

I honestly dig the way they've made Kusanagi look like a younger version of her movie-self. I never really dug The Major in the series. She just looked like a generic supermodel. The Major in the movie actually looked like a pretty fierce, self-reliant badass. She was attractive in a non-conventional, sorta androgynous kinda way. I like they're going back to that, and bringing back the angry eyebrows.

*Watches video*

Okay, I'm in. More please? When is this coming out in english?

Stryc9:

DTWolfwood:
They really love to start the show with 2 helicopters flying towards a distant city!

Didn't even realize they were making more GitS. Looking forward to this if they have the same voice cast, English and Japanese i'd be lovin' it. :sadface:

edit: holy hell why did they give Saito a mohawk? So its a prequel?

More like complete reboot. Production I.G. have already said this has nothing to do with Stand Alone Complex. Given some of the design choices they've made they could choose to tie it into the Oshii movies easily though.

fair enough but man i didn't mine Motoko's new look but Saito looking like that is jarring lol

Yea, that's a bit odd. Then again the only time he's ever actually shown as opposed to just mentioned in passing is in SAC. Also, Microsoft has partnered with Production I.G. to put the Surface into Arise as product placement. Here's a quite wonderful commercial for the Surface and Arise.

Just a heads up for anyone about the continuity the year of this anime is set during 2027, two years before the formation of section 9 and 3 years after the original Laughing Man incident so it seems to be flowing well so far with what we've seen and what we will come to know.

http://ghostintheshell.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline_of_Ghost_in_the_Shell

I am however digging the Major's new look along with the rest of the cast so this is probably going to be my main anime for this year after Attack in Titan.

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