1st 8 Minutes Posted with English Subs. [Video, Info]
The official Japanese YouTube channels for Ghost in the Shell and PlayStation began streaming the first eight minutes from Ghost Pain, the first Ghost in the Shell Arise volume on Friday. While Ghost in the Shell’s channel is streaming in 480p with English and Chinese subtitles, PlayStation’s channel is streaming in 1080p without subtitles:
The first of four 50-minute parts from the anime series will premiere in Japanese theaters on June 22, and will then be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD at retail on July 26. Kazuchika Kise (chief animation director for Otogi Zoshi, Blood-C: The Last Dark) is directing the series and designing the characters, and Tow Ubukata (Le Chevalier D’Eon, Mardock Scramble) is supervising and writing the scripts. Production I.G is producing the series, and Cornelius (Appleseed: Ex Machina) is composing the music.
The anime’s story is set in 2027, one year after the end of the fourth non-nuclear war. Newport City is still reeling from the war’s aftermath when it suffers a bombing caused by a self-propelled mine. Then, a military officer implicated in arms-dealing bribes is gunned down.
During the investigation, Public Security Section 9’s Daisuke Aramaki encounters Motoko Kusanagi, the cyborg wizard-level hacker assigned to the military’s Secret Unit 501. Batou, a man with the “eye that does not sleep,” suspects that Kusanagi is the one behind the bombing. The Niihama Prefectural Police detective Togusa is pursuing his own dual cases of the shooting death and a prostitute’s murder. Motoko herself is being watched by Secret Unit 501’s head Kurutsu and cyborg agents.
The series stars Maaya Sakamoto as Mokoto Kusanagi, Kenichirou Matsuda as Batou, Tarusuke Shingaki as Togusa, Tomoyuki Dan as Ishikawa, Takurou Nakakuni as Saito, Youji Ueda as Paz, Kazuya Nakai as Borma, Ikkyuu Juku as Daisuke Aramaki, Mayumi Asano as Kurutsu, and Takanori Hoshino as Raizō.
[Animenewsnetwork, GITSchannel, playstationjp]