View Full Version : Ghost In The Shell: Arise

Ian Jane
02-12-2013, 11:41 AM
I'm not a huge anime guy but I've always really liked the Ghost In The Shell series. Glad to see some new material coming out soon.

From Twitch:

"Arise will consist of four 50 minute parts and fans in Japan will get their first look this summer.

The first part, "Ghost Pain," will run in Japanese theaters for two weeks starting on Saturday, June 22. There will be advance Blu-ray Disc copies with a bundled scenario book available at participating theaters for 8,000 yen (about US$85). There will also be paid streaming of the project, at least in Japan.

The general retail release of the first part's Blu-ray Disc will be on July 26.

Writer Tow Ubukata confirmed during the broadcast that the show will be a prequel series featuring Motoko when she was younger."



02-12-2013, 12:05 PM
I'm a big fan of the manga, movies and series so I'm will check this out for sure.

02-12-2013, 12:50 PM
Looks dope!

Alex K.
02-12-2013, 12:58 PM
A little disappointed that Mamoru Oshii is still not directly involved in a writer/director way. But it looks okay so far. It's basically four OVA's and I'm hoping that they can get away with more explicit content. Not that GITS needs tits and gore but it's certainly part of what gave the original film its edge and you can tell in the TV show SAC and 2nd Gig that they wanted to go that extra mile but could not because it's on TV.

Ian Jane
05-14-2013, 11:50 AM
New trailer!


And a poster!


Credit where credit is due: I stole this info from Twitch (http://twitchfilm.com/2013/05/theatrical-trailer-for-ghost-in-the-shell-arise-ghost-pain.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TwitchEverything+%28Twitch%29 ).

Alex K.
05-15-2013, 09:23 AM
I don't know what to think of it. As I said earlier; it would be nice if the series got a bit edgier in terms of content like the original film but at the same time the project comes off as milking the cow.

I just want to see Oshii do a 3rd film.

Ian Jane
05-24-2013, 02:42 PM
Link is up at CDJapan for the Blu-ray, but not English subtitles are listed.

So I'll wait for a domestic release.



Alex K.
05-24-2013, 02:46 PM
I give it inside of a week until the Fansubbers got you covered.

Ian Jane
05-24-2013, 02:48 PM
Yeah, it probably won't even take that long.

Ian Jane
06-14-2013, 11:42 AM
The first eight minutes, with subs.


Ian Jane
07-26-2013, 10:26 AM
English subtitled version now available at YesAsia.


Alex K.
07-27-2013, 02:57 PM
It's pretty bad unfortunately. I would recommend skipping it. Not much hope for future OVA's.

Ian Jane
07-28-2013, 10:10 AM
It's pretty bad unfortunately.


07-28-2013, 11:29 AM
A little disappointed that Mamoru Oshii is still not directly involved in a writer/director way

All you need to know probably...............

Alex K.
07-28-2013, 04:32 PM
It's just 'meh' that's the best way to describe it. If you liked the 2 films made by Oshii you will probably hate this. If you liked the TV show SAC you might like this a bit more. It does nothing too new or interesting in that universe and makes all the characters (that had personalities in both the movies and TV show) bland and forgettable. Music and animation is average. It's just a very average experience and feels like they're milking the cow. It could get better in the next OVA but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Ian Jane
07-29-2013, 09:31 AM
I thought SAC was ok. Not a waste of time but far from a classic. Making the characters bland could sink it though. I always thought that this was where the early stories really excelled. You can get into their minds a bit. If they take that out and dumb it down, well, yeah, maybe milking the cow is the right term.

I still want to see it just to satiate my curiosity.

Alex K.
12-01-2013, 05:54 PM
And episode 2 doesn't redeem it. Has a lot more action though but it's just pointless and doesn't serve the story. It completely dispels the realism created in both movies and the TV series and feels like your typical modern action anime.

It's not terrible but it is disappointing to see GITS being reduced to this.

01-25-2014, 12:26 AM
BLECH (http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/rupert-sanders-set-to-helm-ghost-in-the-shell-for-dreamworks/)

Alex K.
01-25-2014, 12:52 AM
I heard good things about Snow White and the Huntsman. I dunno, I'm keeping an open mind until we find out more about it.

I expect a PG 13 flick though. Which wouldn't be so bad given the 2nd film was a PG 13 (borderline R). It'll probably focus on mindless action and force some dime store philosophy.

Ian Jane
01-26-2014, 11:33 AM
I heard good things about Snow White and the Huntsman.

It had a LOT of style working in its favor, from what I saw (which was just bits and pieces, couldn't be bothered with the whole movie).

01-26-2014, 12:40 PM
I've seen it. It's got nothing going for it beyond the visuals.

Alex K.
10-16-2014, 09:50 PM
Might need to start a Ghost in the Shell thread.


Margot Robbie (who played Leonardo Dicaprio's wife in Wolf of Wall Street) is in talks to star as Motoko in the live action film.

And it's going to be filmed in 3D.

Alex K.
01-05-2015, 04:08 PM
So, Scarlet Johansson is cast as Motoko...


On the one hand she's a good actress and can pull it off but the Hollywood white washing is unfortunate.

Ian Jane
09-21-2015, 09:23 AM
This could be interesting...