Sunday, July 6, 2014

Anime Movies - Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain

A new story about a well know story. I miss the old Ghost in the Shell. It was a great series. Looks like this movie is just a first part of a few movies. The title was what drew me in to watch this.
The animation is pretty much standard and the same as I remember from the Ghost in the Shell series. All in all it's nothing special. The characters could've been done better and the backgrounds are also standard. It doesn't stand out at all. Guess they kept the original look of the series.
The story itself was pretty interesting and somewhat mysterious. It was mostly an investigation with some self-discovery. Action parts were very creative, I must admit. This is the kind of movie that always has some ace up its sleeve to keep the viewers  guessing and to surprise them when they least expect it. A seemingly simple case turned into a raging action tornado in a blink of an eye. That's exactly why I like watching Ghost in the Shell. Enjoy!

Set in the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City, killing a major arms dealer who may have ties with the mysterious 501 Organization. Public Security official Daisuke Aramaki hires full-body cyber prosthesis user and hacker extraordinaire Motoko Kusanagi to investigate, but on the case with her are "Sleepless Eye" Batou who believes Kusanagi is a criminal, Niihama Prefecture Detective Togusa who is investigating a series of prostitute murders he believes are related to the incident, and Lieutenant Colonel Kurtz of the 501 Organization who also wishes to keep an eye on Kusanagi.

Director: Kazuchika Kise
Producer: Production I.G
Writter: Tow Ubukata
Music: Cornelius
Studio: Production I.G
License: Funimation Entertainment
Released: June 22, 2013
Running Time: 58 minutes
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan

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