Pacific Racing Team Customizes a Ghost in the Shell: Arise Porsche
posted on by Joanne Mertz
The Pacific Racing Team collaborated with the anime Ghost in the Shell: Arise to include characters in the coloring scheme on its racing vehicle. The name of the vehicle is the "NAC Kōkaku Kidōtai Arise DR Porsche." The car will be competing in the 2013 Autobacs Super GT: Okayama GT300km race this weekend.
Next Tuesday, the team will be accepting applications for individual sponsoring of the car available in different courses. Individual sponsors will receive special privileges; with a sponsorship as low as 500 yen, individual sponsors can receive apparel goods such as T-shirts and caps. More expensive sponsorship courses include privileges such as tickets to circuit games or paddock passes.
The Ghost in the Shell Arise anime, which consists of four 50-minute parts, will premiere in Japanese theaters on June 22, and will then be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD at retail on July 26. A teaser video was streamed last week.
Kazuchika Kise (chief animation director for Otogi Zoshi, Blood-C: The Last Dark) will direct the series and design the characters, and Tow Ubukata (Le Chevalier D'Eon, Mardock Scramble) will handle series composition and the screenplay. Production I.G is producing the series, and Cornelius (Appleseed: Ex Machina) will compose the music.
The series will star 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, and Ikkyuu Juku as Daisuke Aramaki.