Ghost in the Shell Arise Stage Play Reveals 3rd Round of Cast in Costume

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Batou, Borma, Ibachi, Thied revealed in play running in Tokyo in November

The official website for the Ghost in the Shell Arise: Ghost is Alive stage play revealed four more main cast members in costume on Wednesday.

The official website also has more images of the cast in costume.

The newly revealed cast is as follows:

Ren Yagami as Batou

Yutaka Matsuzaki as Borma

Shingo Takasaki as Ibachi

Asami Yoshikawa as Thied

The previously revealed main cast in costume includes:

Kaede Aono as Motoko Kusanagi

Ikkyuu Juku as Daisuke Aramaki

Kentarō Kanesaki as Togusa

Tatsuya Isaka as Ishikawa

Katsuhiko Ibuka as Paz

Ryūnosuke Matsumura as Saito

Misaki Momose as Tsuda Ema

Keisuke Minami as Hose

Asana Mamoru as Kurutsu

Juku also provided the voice for the character of Aramaki in Ghost in the Shell Arise and in 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. Tickets went on sale on the e-plus website on August 25. The play will "for the first time in Japan" use 3D videos as part of the main performance, and will feature the cast acting alongside the videos to enhance the performance. Attendees will wear 3D glasses.

The Ghost in the Shell Arise original video anime (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.

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

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