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Ghost in the Shell Arise Anime Gets Stage Play Adaptation

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Persona/Blood-C's Shutaro Oku to direct November stage play in Tokyo

The official website for the Ghost in the Shell Arise anime project announced on Friday that the series is getting a stage play adaptation.

Shutaro Oku (Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, Blood-C: The Last Mind stage plays) is directing the play, while Jun'ichi Fujisaku (scriptwriter for Blood-C, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime) is writing the scripts. Tow Ubukata (Ghost in the Shell Arise series composition, scripts) is serving as editorial supervisor. The cast will be revealed at a later date.

The play will run at the Tokyo Geijutsu Gekijō Playhouse from November 5-15.

The Ghost in the Shell Arise OVA project included four episodes, the last of which premiered in Japan in August. Funimation licensed all four episodes and released the first episode in a special imported edition in 2013, and then released all four episodes in North America last year.

A television broadcast of the four OVAs with two extra episodes premiered in Japan on April 5 under the title Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture. Funimation is streaming Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture as it airs.

The Kōkaku Kidōtai Shin Gekijō-ban (Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie) film will open on June 20.

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

Sources: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Dengeki Online


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