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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 Ikkyu Juku ... Daisuke Aramaki (voice)
Ken'ichirô Matsuda Ken'ichirô Matsuda ... Batou (voice)
Tarusuke Shingaki Tarusuke Shingaki ... Togusa (voice)
Yôji Ueda Yôji Ueda ... Paz (voice)
Miyuki Sawashiro ... Logicoma (voice)
Mayumi Asano Mayumi Asano ... Kurutsu (voice)
Takanori Hoshino Takanori Hoshino ... Raizô (voice)
Yasuhiro Mamiya Yasuhiro Mamiya ... Ibachi (voice)
Kenji Nojima Kenji Nojima ... Tsumugi (voice)
Atsushi Miyauchi Atsushi Miyauchi ... Mamuro (voice)
Kôji Ishii Kôji Ishii ... Kanzaki (voice)
Yôsuke Akimoto Yôsuke Akimoto ... Department of Defense Deputy Minister Jôgen (voice)
Tomo Muranaka Tomo Muranaka ... Amuri (voice)
Yuta Odagaki 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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An immature and under-developed Shell
4 January 2014 | by wastebotSee all my reviews

For fans of the original film and the 2004 follow-up Innocence, this will be both impressive and disappointing. It seems to be intended as the first part of a TV series rather than a film, so it feels abrupt and under-developed. I may be biased as someone who deeply appreciates robot sci-fi stories but also has high expectations for them.

For first time viewers of any Ghost in the Shell animation, this may be as mind-opening and impressive as the other 2, although the animation style reverts to the original and may seem a little old to people used to more recent animation/cartoon advances. The essence of the science-fiction story remains, with some more modern realism thrown in to keep the story relevant.

The makers should either rebuild and expand this into a proper film or follow-up with another short film that fills in the gaps and then combine the 2. It would be sad to see a great film series like this turn into half-developed TV melodrama.


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