News Ghost in the Shell Arise Event to Be Streamed in English
posted on 2013-02-04 16:15 EST
Bandai Visual announced on Friday that it will provide simultaneous worldwide streaming for the project launch event of Ghost in the Shell Arise, the newest series in the Ghost in the Shell anime franchise. The company later confirmed with ANN that English interpreters will be present at the event, so the streaming will be available with English audio. The launch event, which was previously announced on the official Ghost in the Shell Arise website, will begin in Tokyo at 9:00 p.m. (7:00 a.m. EST) on February 12.
The 60-minute event will include announcements, the opening animation, and a promotional video. Staff guests will include chief director and character designer Kazuchika Kise, series composition and scriptwriter Tow Ubukata, and Production I.G co-founder Mitsuhisa Ishikawa. Special guests will include Satoshi Endō from Kadokawa ASCII Research Laboratories Inc. and Takeshi Natsuno, professor at Keio University's Graduate School of Media and Governance
To promote the event, Bandai Visual is currently offering free, English subtitled episodes of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex on its official YouTube Channel until February 20. Due to licensing issues, these episodes are not available in the United States and several other countries. (No countries will be blocked from the live stream of the Ghost in the Shell Arise event.)
A second Ghost in the Shell Arise launch event will be held in Taiwan on February 14 as part of the Taipei International Comic and Anime Festival, and will feature guests from Japan.