Ghost in the Shell Arise 2nd Episode's Teaser Streamed
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the Ghost in the Shell Arise anime project began streaming a teaser video for the second installment on Friday. The second episode, titled "border:2 Ghost Whispers," will open in theaters in Japan on November 30. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD for the episode will then ship on December 25.
The new installment will bring back most the cast from the first installment, with Ishikawa, Saito, Paz, and Borma making their first appearance:
- Maaya Sakamoto as Motoko Kusanagi
- Ikkyuu Juku as Daisuke Aramaki
- Kenichirou Matsuda as Batou
- Tomoyuki Dan as Ishikawa
- Takurou Nakakuni as Saito
- Youji Ueda as Paz
- Kazuya Nakai as Borma
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Logicoma
The first of four 50-minute parts from the anime series premiered in Japanese theaters in June, and shipped on Blu-ray Disc and DVD at retail on July 26. The Blu-ray for the first episode was sold in advance at Japanese theaters when the Ghost Pain installment debuted in June. 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.
Funimation licensed the anime and released the first episode in a special imported edition earlier this month. The company plans to screen the first two episodes in a limited theatrical run later this year. The company is also offering the special-edition release prior to its typical English-language home video release.