Ghost in the Shell AAA Anime's TV Ad Previews Action

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TV broadcast of Ghost in the Shell Arise to premiere on April 5

Bandai Visual began streaming a 15-second television commercial for the Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture anime on Friday. The video previews action scenes in the television broadcast version of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise video anime.

Motoko: Let's begin.
Text: TV series broadcast begins
Character: Major!
Narrator: The best of creators bring you the story of the beginning of Ghost in the Shell.
Text: Masamune Shirow x Kazuchika Kise x Tow Ubukata x Cornelius x Production I.G
Narrator & text: Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture

The broadcast will recompile recompile the original video anime's four episodes and include two new episodes. The series will tie in with the with Ghost in the Shell: New Movie, an anime film slated to premiere in Japan this summer.

Maaya Sakamoto (The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled) will perform the television series' opening theme song. Cornelius (Appleseed: Ex Machina) will compose and arrange the song "Anata wo Tamotsu Mono" (The Thing That Sustains You). Yura Yura Teikoku rock band member Shintaro Sakamoto will provide the lyrics.

The Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture television broadcast was announced in February. The series will premiere on Tokyo MX on April 5 and on BS11 on April 14.

Series writer Tow Ubukata commented on the new television broadcast, saying Masamune Shirow's original Ghost in the Shell manga was "not a classic sleeping in a museum, but a modern work that begged to be adapted for the screen." He stated that the television broadcast will take into account the "peculiarities of the TV medium," and will answer "why the Section 9 members were brought together." Concerning the upcoming film, Ubukata said that it will "deal even more with the past and inner personality of Motoko." He also hopes that "with Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture, I've created a new Ghost in the Shell work that can touch new people, as well as something that old fans of the manga, movies, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex can enjoy."

Ghost in the Shell: Arise was originally a four-part anime series, helmed by Kazuchika Kise at Production I.G. and written by Ubukata, that premiered in Japan from July 2013 to September 2014. Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga inspired the video anime. Funimation released the series' first two episodes in North America in a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo last October.

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