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Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie English Dub Trailer Reveals Theatrical Release Dates

posted on by Karen Ressler
N. American screenings to be held November 10, 11, 16

FUNimation Entertainment began streaming an English-dubbed trailer for Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (Kōkaku Kidōtai Shin Gekijō-ban) on Tuesday. The film will run in theaters in North America on November 10, 11, and 16.

Funimation describes the story:

Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cybernetics. With all of humanity linked into one system of minds and personalities known as ghosts, the biggest threat to civilization is the cyber terrorists capable of hijacking people's bodies and memories.

When a ghost-infecting virus known as Fire-Starter begins spreading through the system resulting in the assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister, Major Motoko Kusanagi and her elite team of special operatives are called in to track down its source. As they delve deeper and deeper into their investigation, they uncover traces of government corruption and a shadowy broker that bears an all-too-familiar face.

When your target can be anywhere and look like anyone, the only choice you have is to trust your ghost, and hope you aren't infected too.

The film opened in Japan on June 20.

Kazuchika Kise (Ghost in the Shell Arise chief director) served as chief director at Production I.G, and also designed the characters. Tow Ubukata (Ghost in the Shell Arise screenplay) handled the screenplay, and Cornelius scored the film's music. Kazuya Nomura (Robotics;Notes, Sengoku Basara - Samurai Kings: The Movie director) served as director, and Tooru Ookubo (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex key animation) took the position of chief animation director.

The fourth and final part of the Ghost in the Shell Arise OVA series premiered in Japan last August. Funimation licensed all four episodes and released them on import collector's editions before releasing the North American editions. Funimation also streamed Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture, the television broadcast version with two extra episodes. Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture began airing in April.

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