New Ghost In The Shell Arise Teaser Trailer

The official website for the Ghost In The Shell Arise anime has released a new teaser trailer.

The design of the Rojikoma mechs has also been revealed on the anime’s website:

Series director Kazuchika Kise (key animator on previous Ghost In The Shell films) is responsible for the character design, while Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble) is the series scriptwriter and Cornelius (Appleseed: Ex Machina) is the composer.

The anime release will consist of four 50-minute episodes, which will be released in Japanese cinemas. The first part, Ghost Pain, will run for two weeks from the 22 June, ahead of its Blu-ray and DVD release on 26 July. The series is a prequel to the original, featuring a younger Motoko.

Ghost In The Shell Arise Anime Slated for 2013

The February issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Young Magazine is announcing that the new Ghost in the Shell Arise anime will be released in 2013. Kazuchika Kise (key animator on Ghost in the Shell films) will be the chief director of the series, with Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble) as the series scriptwriter and Cornelius (Appleseed: Ex Machina) as the composer.

Kenji Kamiyama, the director of previous Ghost in the Shell series and films, has announced that he will not be involved in the new project.

Production I.G has launched an official website for the anime and released a full image of the main character Motoko Kusanagi.


Sequel for K Anime Has Been Green-lit

At the end of the 13th episode of GoHands’ anime, which aired in Japan recently, it was announced that production of a sequel to the anime series had been green-lit. 

The series, written by GoRA Project, was directed by Shingo Suzuki (Mardock Scramble), who also handled the character design. The story follows Yashiro Isana, or Shiro, who appears to be a normal high school student; after having an uneventful lunch break, Shiro suddenly finds himself being chased by several factions for the murder of Tatara Totsuka, though he has no recollection of killing anyone.

Viz Media streamed the 13-episode series in North America as it aired in Japan.