Ghost in the Shell Arise Manga Previewed
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official Facebook page for the Ghost in the Shell Arise project posted four preview images for the manga adaptation of the upcoming anime on Wednesday. The adaptation, Ghost in the Shell Arise ~Nemuranai Me no Otoko: Sleepless Eye~, debuted in the April issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine on Wednesday. Newcomer Takumi Ōyama is drawing the series, and Jun'ichi Fujisaku is writing the story. Fujisaku previously worked on the screenplay for both seasons of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Fujisaku also worked on the screenplay for Blood+, Otogi Zoshi, Appleseed XIII, and Real Drive.
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. 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.