The first 8 minutes of Ghost in the Shell Arise rise up


Or should I say 'arise'?

Hankering for another dose of Ghost in the Shell and schlocky Microsoft Surface promos aren't enough to do the job? Bandai and Production IG have just the thing for you! How about eight full minutes of Ghost in the Shell Arise's first episode? And fully subtitled in English, too! Just click the captions button on the video! So far the tone of the story seems to evoke more of the cop-show procedural vibe of Standalone Complex rather than the philosophical bent of the Oshii movies (or the absurdities of the original Shirow manga).

The localization job's not half-bad either, as is Maaya Sakamoto's performance as a younger, more impetuous Motoko, encountered here prior to her days in Public Security Section 9. Unfortunately they did keep the somewhat blah opening sequence from the early previews. Now, that OP is by no means bad, it just pales in comparison to the ones Standalone Complex (watchable below). But that stuff's from the great Yoko Kanno, so those are big shoes to fill. 

Regardless, now I'm real hyped up for its eventual release!

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