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The latest entry in the hugely popular - and for good reason, they're great - anime series Ghost In The Shell hits Japanese theaters June 22nd with the arrival of Ghost In The Shell Arise: Ghost Pain. A series of four fifty minute movies, the Arise arc of the Ghost In The Shell story will play out as a sort of prequel to the already known stories, telling the tale of a young Kusanagi Motoko and how she was recruited into Public Security Section 9 in the first place.A theatrical trailer for the Kise Kazuchika directed first film has arrived and it's looking very good. Take a look below....
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Here's a full trailer for the prequel to the Japanese anime series Ghost in the Shell, which is called Arise. The four part series reveals the origin of Motoko Kusanagi a.k.a. The Major, and will show us how the Section 9 team came together. Each part in the series will be 50 minutes long. It's also going to get a short limited theatrical release in June. It's scheduled to be released in Japan on Blu-ray and DVD on July 26th. If you're a fan of this franchise like me, then this is going to be something you want to see. It looks great!
In 2027, one year after the end of the Fourth Non-Nuclear War, the guttural town of New Port City is plagued with one mass tragedy after another. Enter Public Security Section's Daisuke Aramaki to lead an investigation along with Batou better known to the criminal scourge as "the »
- Joey Paur
In 2027, one year after the end of the Fourth Non-Nuclear War, the guttural town of New Port City is plagued with one mass tragedy after another. Enter Public Security Section's Daisuke Aramaki to lead an investigation along with Batou better known to the criminal scourge as "the man with the eye that does not sleep." Running parallel to this investigation is the military's clandestine 501st Secret Unit, which happens to count Motoko Kusanagi, the cyborg, wizard-level hacker amongst its many members. Also investigating these events is the Niihama Prefectural Police detective Togusa. When all three investigations cross paths, secrets will be revealed and terrible truths unearthed. "Arise" is set in 2027 A.D. making it a prequel to the original Ghost in the Shell. It's set for release in Japanese theaters on June 22,2013 and will then be available worldwide on blu-ray and dvd on July »
A new clip from the "sixth season" of Star Wars: The Clone Wars was released. The Cartoon Network show has been cancelled due to Disney's acquisition of the franchise but it's thought that the episodes that were supposed to make up season six will be released on dvd. TV Guide hasn't seen the pilot episode of ABC's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. but they have read the script. Here's how they describe the show. Why we like it: An action-packed thrill ride that resurrects Agent Coulson (Gregg) and introduces Ming-Na as a steely new agent? Count us in! Ghost in the Shell: Arise, the prequel to the entire GitS series is receiving a theater release in Japan on June 22nd. Four, 50-minute Ova's are being produced with a dvd/blu-ray release set for a month later on July 26th. Thankfully (for American fans), the blu-ray disc will include subtitles in Chinese »
Throughout April, we've been counting down our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's our top 50 in full....
Well, the 2013 superhero season is now underway, with Marvel Studios launching Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe here in the UK yesterday with the release of Iron Man 3 [read our ★★★★ spoiler free review here]. As you know, we're big comic book movie fans around these parts, so we've spent the month counting down our picks for the 50 Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time, and you can check out our full list right here.
For more on positions #50 through #26 visit here, or click on any of the links from the top 25 to read more about each pick:
#50 - The Punisher (1989)
#49 - The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
#48 - The Amazing Spider-Man
#47 - Wanted
#46 - Red
#45 - The Punisher (2004)
#44 - 30 Days of Night
#43 - Weird Science
#42 - Superman Returns
#41 - Spider-Man
#40 - Constantine
#39 - »
- Flickering Myth
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Video games and Star Trek have had a troubled history, even for tie-in games. It’s no understatement that most Trek games suck, partly because there are so many of the damn things, and partly because Paramount hires smaller, less experienced studios to handle things. Even the good games aren’t really appealing to anyone outside the Trek/hardcore PC gaming community. As much as I want to play Klingon Academy, I don’t have the Ghost in the Shell-style extendo-fingers to handle 35 separate key-binds for every command, plus a mouse (not to mention I can’t get the game to run past the menu screen).
But another major problem is that Trek gaming has had a hard time getting the right mix of combat, exploration, sciency stuff, and dialogue to replicate the overall feel of the shows. Aside from old point and click adventure »
- Xavier Santana
At the Gold Coast Supanova Pop Culture Expo this weekend, Madman announced that the second film in the line-up for this year's Reel Anime Festival is 009 Re: Cyborg from director Kamiyama Kenji (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East), and it will be screened in stereoscopic 3D. The film will join the previously announced Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo in the festival's 4-film program. In other words, there are still two other films to be announced, and my predictions are Berserk The Golden Arc 2: The Battle for Doldrey together with The Garden of Words from director Shinkai Makoto, whose Children Who Chase Lost Voices featured in last year's Reel Anime. I would actually absolutely love to see the two...
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As you'll no doubt be aware if you're a regular around these parts, we're big fans of comic book movies here at Flickering Myth. So with the 2013 comic book movie season about to get underway in April with the arrival of Oblivion and Iron Man 3, we thought we'd spend the month counting down our picks for the 25 Greatest Comic Book Movies, beginning on April 1st and running right through to the UK release of Iron Man 3 on April 25th.
Over the past few weeks, the writing team here at Flickering Myth have been putting together their own individual top tens, which we've used to compile our list. Any film based upon a comic book was eligible for inclusion, providing it had received a theatrical release either in North America or here in the UK. So, if you're a huge fan of David Hasselhoff and you're outraged as to »
- Flickering Myth
America’s fascination with all things Japanese long predates Keanu Reeves’s backflips or the recent adaptations of Ringu. The popularity of Japanese pop culture is a huge subject and even tackling Japanese manga and anime is daunting. Experts in the fields of manga and anime will have to excuse the necessary compression needed to introduce some of the history of these – by now – inescapable art forms.
To begin, manga are comics and anime stands for animated film in Japan. Due to its popularity, Disney animation left a big mark on anime on pre-war Japan that anime and manga absorbed. Those incredibly big eyes that Japanese cartoons sport are simply Bambie’s grandchildren in disguise. But there the parallels soon end. Whereas American animators seem to be positively ashamed of the two-dimensional space they are confined to and have been searching ever more novel ways of using 3D, Japanese manga »
- Cath Murphy
The official website for the Ghost in the Shell: Arise project began streaming a new teaser for the anime on Saturday. The website also reavealed the design for the “Rojikoma” mechs, so you can check out both the teaser and the image below: The Ghost in the Shell: Arise anime, which consists of four 50-minute parts, will premiere in Japanese theaters on June 22nd, 2013, and will then be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD at retail on July 26th. Kazuchika Kise (chief animation director for Blood-c: The Last Dark) will direct the series and design the characters, and Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble) will handle...
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- Vesna Sunrider
The North American licensing company Maiden Japan announced on Tuesday that it acquired the original video anime Black Magic M-66. The company will release the anime in conjunction with home video distributor Section23 Films on English-subtitled DVD on July 9th, 2013 and in digital formats. Manga creator Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell) co-directed and wrote the screenplay for the two-episode video anime based on his own manga. Hiroyuki Kitakubo (Roujin Z, Blood: The Last Vampire) co-directed with Shirow, and also adapted the character designs for animation. The series, originally released in 1987, revolves around a journalist named Sybil who gets entangled in a battle...
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- Vesna Sunrider
The original plan for today's Hollywood! Adapt This article went out the window this week as I got sucked into an anime series about bionically-enhanced police officers taking on all manner of cyber-terrorists in a future where it seems that no one is 100% human any longer. Since this particular series was an outgrowth of an earlier feature anime (which in turn was based on a popular manga), I went back to the original film adaptation to see if a live-action update would be possible. Hit the jump to find out. Hollywood! Adapt this: Ghost in the Shell. What It's About: Ghost in the Shell started as a manga series written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. Literally translated as "Mobile Armored Riot Police," the story follows a group of anti-terrorist officers in Public Security Section 9 who are tasked with taking down cyber-terrorists. The squad is led by series protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, »
- Dave Trumbore
This year's SXSW Film Festival includes many movies with Austin connections, but perhaps none that can be considered so completely Austintacious as director Josh Johnson's labor of love, Rewind This! After three years of work alongside Christopher Palmer and Carolee Mitchell, the documentary about VHS premiered to a packed house at the Paramount on Monday.
Rewind This! is one of the most entertaining documentaries I've seen, detailing the birth and rise of home video recording technology in both VHS and Betamax formats and their impact on the filmmaking industry. Johnson, Palmer and Mitchell shot thousands of hours of footage with interview subjects like Lloyd Kaufman, Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), Charles Band, Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun) and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), and cut the material down to a feature-length exploration that blends these among with many others into a single cohesive narrative voice.
In addition to the big names, »
- Mike Saulters
"I see everything."
The field of robotics took another giant leap forward recently, with the creation of Rex, a "bionic man" with fully functional artificial human organs and lifelike features, bringing science reality ever closer to the science fiction depicted in movies. As incredible as it sounds, humanoid robots, or androids (just "droids" if you're George Lucas), like Rex have been appearing on screen since well before Czech writer Karel Capek gave the English language a name for them in his 1920 sci-fi play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), with the human simulacrum Hadaly a featured character in the 1896 French movie L'Eve Futur (The Future Eve). Hundreds of movies have included androids — and their part man, part machine, cyborg cousins — since Hadaly, but which ones were the best? Help us rank the movies with the coolest, the baddest, the sexiest, the deadliest, the most terrifying androids and cyborgs.
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- BrentJS Sprecher
Just two weeks or so ago, we reported about a comeback of Ghost in the Shell, one of the anime classics, with the installment being named Arise. There were lots of unknown details (actually it was only known that it is set for release some time this year), but now we have some details and the visual at least – we present you the first trailer for Ghost in the Shell: Arise. Take a look at it and enjoy after the jump. I must admit, I thought it will be a featured-length movie, but it seems that I was wrong – GitS staff announced on »
- Vesna Sunrider
Based on "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex," the free to play shooter will be hitting PCs in the first half of next year.
It's not a bad time to be a "GiTS" fan: a new series of 50-minute features are hitting theaters in Japan (we're still waiting on word of a domestic release) and there's a new game on the way based on the paranoid cyber thriller. "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" will be based on the two seasons of the animated series and Oav spawned by the manga and feature film.
This would be the second Fps from Nexeon who typically publish social and online games behind "Shadow Company: The Mercenary War."
From the official announcement:
Nexon Co., Ltd. (3659:to) (“Nexon”), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, today announced that Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, the first PC online »
- Charles Webb
We've got our first look at the new Japanese anime series Ghost in the Shell: Arise. This is going to be a four part prequel to Ghost in the Shell which gives us the history of what led to Motoko Kusanagi becoming a crime fighting cyborg. Each part will be 50 minutes long, and will get a short limited theatrical release in June, and will be released in Japan on Blu-ray snd DVD on July 26th.
The new series was directed by Kise Kazuchika who's worked on other projects such as Blood: The Last Vampire, Dennou Coil, and Neon Genesis Evangelion franchises, as well as previous Ghost In The Shell projects that have been made. Mardock Scramble creator Ubukata Tow wrote the screenplay.
This looks like it's going to be pretty awesome, and is that an Akira motorcycle she's riding around? Check out the the promo trailer!
Here's a translation of »
- Joey Paur
Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 movie “Ghost in the Shell” was one of the earliest Japanese anime I had ever seen, and I was struck by how good and mature it was. That film convinced me to try out other anime titles that were on the market and to keep an eye out for new ones. It led to some pretty nice discoveries, let me tell you, including flicks like “Akira”, “Ninja Scroll”, and the like. The “Ghost in the Shell” franchise has spawn plenty of spin-off films over the years, and 2013 will see another iteration, “Ghost in the Shell: Arise”. The film will essentially be a 4-part mini-series (each part running around 50 minutes), with the first one (titled “Ghost Pain”) set to arrive in Japanese theaters in June with a Blu-ray release the following month. “Ghost in the Shell: Arise” is a prequel to 1995′s “Ghost in the Shell »
A first teaser trailer and some more details for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell Arise project were released during a launch event on Tuesday. Arise will be a series of four 50-minute episodes, with the first epsiode “Ghost Pain” opening in selected Japanese theaters on June 22nd. A DVD and Blu-ray Disc release will follow in July…hopefully with English subtitles like recent GitS related releases.
It was also revealed that Arise will be prequel and will take place in the year 2027, three years before the events of the first GitS film.
[via Ann] »
A live, online press conference from Bandai Visual streamed in the wee hours of the morning from Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Japan. The presentation kicked off at 8pm in Japan (6am Est/3am Pst) beginning with an announcement on the first-person-shooter online game set in the world of Stand Alone Complex. An hour later, the presentaion for Arise which included our first look at the series in a sizzle reel. Check out the recap below. +A Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex online game was announced for the PC platform and will be available to all fans around the world. +It's a free to play model developed by Nexon and their subsidiary, Neople . +The game was developed to celebrate the 10 years since first airing of Stand Alone Complex. +The game will be a Fps where you play as the main characters in Ghost of the Shell and »
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