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Ghost in the Shell Arise Stage Play Cast Announced

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime voice actor Ikkyuu Juku reprising role as Aramaki

The staff of the upcoming Ghost in the Shell stage play announced the play's main cast in a Niconico livestream event on Tuesday.

Kaede Aono as Motoko Kusanagi

Ikkyuu Juku as Daisuke Aramaki

Ren Yagami as Batou

Kentarō Kanesaki as Togusa

Tatsuya Isaka as Ishikawa

Katsuhiko Ibuka as Paz

Ryūnosuke Matsumura as Saito

Yutaka Matsuzaki as Borma

Shingo Takasaki as Ibachi

Asana Mamoru as Kurtz

Asami Yoshikawa as Saeed

Misaki Momose as Tsuda Ema

Keisuke Minami as Jose

Juku also provided the voice for the character of Aramaki in Ghost in the Shell Arise and the Kōkaku Kidōtai Shin Gekijō-ban film.

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 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 2014. 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 streamed Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture as it aired.

The Kōkaku Kidōtai Shin Gekijō-ban (Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie) film opened on June 20. Maaya Sakamoto and Cornelius performed the film's theme song "Mada Ugoku" (It Still Moves).

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

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