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Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 1 - Ghost Pain (2013)

In this prequel set one year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker extraordinaire Motoko Kusanagi from the military's 501st Secret Unit finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing.

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Maaya Sakamoto ...
Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Ikkyu Juku ...
Daisuke Aramaki (voice)
Ken'ichirô Matsuda ...
Batou (voice)
Tarusuke Shingaki ...
Togusa (voice)
Yôji Ueda ...
Paz (voice)
Miyuki Sawashiro ...
Logicoma (voice)
Mayumi Asano ...
Kurutsu (voice)
Takanori Hoshino ...
Raizô (voice)
Yasuhiro Mamiya ...
Ibachi (voice)
Kenji Nojima ...
Tsumugi (voice)
Atsushi Miyauchi ...
Mamuro (voice)
Kôji Ishii ...
Kanzaki (voice)
Yôsuke Akimoto ...
Department of Defense Deputy Minister Jôgen (voice)
Tomo Muranaka ...
Amuri (voice)
Yuta Odagaki ...
Section 9 Member A (voice)
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In this prequel set one year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker extraordinaire Motoko Kusanagi from the military's 501st Secret Unit finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing.

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Beautiful re-imagining of a wonderful franchise
14 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was excellent (you can now leave to watch it)....and as a huge fan of the anime (not the manga) I loved it. I have all the other episodes and films and TV films and redux etc. and I love them all for being different but the same, well this is the same, but different.

It looks awesome (real sweet)and has signature cool GITS gadgets and crazy spy plots and Jap. madness and some awesome fight scenes with robot brilliance. Obviously watch in Japanese with Eng. subs if possible. As soon as I had watch it wanted the next instalment (Nov 2013).

Seriously anyone who moans about this (and there are many) because it looks a little different and has a few plot differences is an idiot, as the manga is very VERY difference to all the anime and eventually the comic became 'hentai'(arty porn) so be pleased with what we have here and what we have is excellent! The major is particularly cool and though slightly different than her past incarnations she is still her own woman / android and it is super cool how the team comes together and emotionally binds.

My only issue is the story is a little convoluted and confusing at times but so was the 2ng Gig and especially GITS2 at times due to language and cultural issues as well as poor writing.

Also if you love the films and the previous TV shows then you might have to 'readjust' but the new back stories and the shifted focus really make ARISE its own animal and by the end you simply don't care and just want to see hot robots kill each other! (and other stuff). Also good news....you do not need to know anything about the franchise or the films or manga or animes etc. as it stands on its own two synthetic feet. Go get the bluray version now and you will not be sorry.

"What we have here is a failure to communicate", Captain


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