Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Aya Hisakawa Join Ghost in the Shell Arise Cast

posted on by Egan Loo
Suzuki plays Motoko's lover, Shunsuke Sakuya replaces late Tomoyuki Dan as Ishikawa, Ai Kayano plays agent

Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Aya Hisakawa, Ai Kayano, and Shunsuke Sakuya are joining the cast of the Ghost in the Shell Arise anime for the third episode, which will play in Japanese theaters on June 28. Suzuki will play the new character Akira Hose, Motoko Kusanagi's lover. A new facet of Motoko will be revealed through this custom-made cyborg engineer.

Hisakawa will play another new character, Dr. Zhinzhee Bekka Arr Thied of the Republic of Kuzan's government water enterprise.

Kayano will play Emma, a new agent scouted by the 501 Organization.

Shunsuke Sakuya will play Ishikawa after Ishikawa's first voice actor in this anime, Tomoyuki Dan, passed away last October.

Sean Lennon, the son of the late musician John Lennon and artist Yoko Ono, co-created the ending theme song for Ghost in the Shell Arise border: 3 Ghost Tears with the anime's composer Keigo Oyamada (also known as Cornelius). Cornelius revealed that the episode has a contract killer who falls in love with his target, a cyborg.

Ghost in the Shell Arise border: 3 Ghost Tears will open in Japan on June 28, and it finally assembles all the members of the team. Funimation licensed the four-part 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.


Images © Masamune Shirow, Production I.G/Kodansha, Ghost in the Shell Arise Production Committee

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