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Ghost in the Shell Arise border:less project Short Films Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Psycho Pass's Motohiro joins Production I.G

Production I.G began streaming the five short movies of the Ghost in the Shell Arise border:less project on Friday. The project consists of four live action films from different young directors exploring themes from Ghost in the Shell Arise. The fifth film is a professional montage of the first two episodes of Ghost in the Shell Arise anime.

Director Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass) led the project, choosing the directors himself. At the project screening it was announced that Motohiro had been working for Production I.G for the past three months, and will now be joining as a full-time employee.

The short movies were screened at the TOHO Cinemas Nihonbashi theater on Friday. The event helped celebrate the new, large TOHO cinema, which opened March 20.

The videos are:

"Foreseeing 2027" from director Yoshihito Sasaguchi

This film combines computer graphics and analog photography to create a vision of Tokyo in 2027

"memory" from director Junta Yamaguchi

This film combines Ghost in the Shell Arise with horror and fan mentality.

"Color" from director Shintarō Ono

This film imagines the confusion of someone with an electronic brain, and her inability to trust her own sight.

"Shimamura Yuki wa Tanaka Kenji o Wasurenai" (Yuki Shimamura doesn't forget Kenji Tanaka) from director Daisuke Yamaoka.

This film explores the theme of "memory" from Ghost in the Shell Arise.

"Working High" from director Kaori Umewaki

This film compiles scenes from Ghost in the Shell Arise to create a sense of fun.

The third episode of Ghost in the Shell Arise, titled "border 3: Ghost Tears," will debut in Japan on June 28.

Funimation licensed the anime and released the first episode in a special imported edition in August. 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.

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