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Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 4 - Ghost Stands Alone (2014)

When the riot squad starts shooting citizens during the holiday season, the Major and her team must track down a terrorist hacker who operates under the name Fire-Starter.


Shirow Masamune (manga) (as Masamune Shirow), Tow Ubukata (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
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)
Shunsuke Sakuya Shunsuke Sakuya ... Ishikawa (voice)
Takurou Nakakuni Takurou Nakakuni ... Saito (voice)
Yôji Ueda Yôji Ueda ... Paz (voice)
Kazuya Nakai Kazuya Nakai ... Borma (voice)
Miyuki Sawashiro ... Logicoma (voice)
Ai Kayano ... Emma (voice)
Kenshô Ono Kenshô Ono ... Brinda Jr. (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)


In the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City, killing a major arms dealer who may have ties with the mysterious 501 Organization. Public Security official Daisuke Aramaki hires full-body cyber prosthesis user and hacker extraordinaire, Motoko Kusanagi, to investigate.

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A sad testament of what has become of the Ghost in the Shell franchise
17 December 2014 | by aaroncsm-169-107280See all my reviews

I honestly had hopes left for the last installment of the Arise arc, I thought that maybe they'd want to end it properly by actually putting effort in developing something that didn't feel cheap, uninspired and forgettable.

Well I was wrong, Just like the other three episodes prior, it's amateurish, and feels like a dumbed down version of SAC, which in itself wasn't the greatest thing ever, but was enjoyable in its own way.

Soundtrack-wise it features weaksauce techno beats, the animation is poorly done and is borderline laughable. Scenes and lines are (poorly) rehashed from the 1995 film and as usual the character development is lacking.

This movie says a lot about the current state of anime as a whole and its target audience. I really have to go re-watch Mamoru Oshii's film to rinse the bitter taste this thing left on my mouth.

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6 September 2014 (Japan) See more »

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