Ghost in the Shell Arise Series : How they used to be!

Ghost in the Shell Arise Blu RayHello! I am Mishi! How are you, everyone? Today, what I want to recommend to you guys is Ghost in the Shell ARISE (攻殻機動隊 ARISE -GHOST IN THE SHELL/Kokaku Kidotai). I have posted the series of Ghost in the Shell lately and this is another version of Ghost in the Shell. The director is different from the first movies. There are four movies for ARISE. Ghost in the Shell ARISE also has the TV version of “Ghost in the Shell ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE”. This has 10 episodes and episode 1 to 8 is the movie version of Ghost in the Shell ARISE. Those episodes are reedited for TV. But episode 9 and 10(Those episodes are called “PYROPHORIC CULT”) is a brand new story to connect to “Ghost in the Shell : The New Movie”. Today, what I want to introduce to you guys is only ARISE movies and ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE. I will make a different post for a Ghost in the Shell : The New Movie. Let’s take a look at each one of ARISE movies! ヽ(*´∀`)ノ

 

Story

 

Ghost in the Shell Arise Ghost Pain

Border : 1 “Ghost Pain”

The section chief of Public Security Section 9 named, Daisuke Aramaki investigates the death of Mamuro who used to be a lieutenant in the army of 501. Mamuro has been doubted that he is a smuggler for selling weapons. To know the detail of his death, he tries to dig up his grave with his men. But at the time, Motoko Kusanagi who is from the army of 501 comes and tries to interfere with Aramaki’s plan. Things become intensive with Motoko but Aramaki explains to her that he used to be friend with Mamuro and wants to know what happened to him and she understands what he tries to do. When they find his coffin and open it up, what they find is not the body of Mamuro. It is a mine as the type of girl. This tries to attack them but Motoko destroys it. This is the start of this movie and they will get involved in deeper problems.

Ghost in the Shell Arise Ghost Whispers

Border : 2 “Ghost Whispers”

Motoko Kusanagi who used to be a member of the army of 501 successfully became independent. Aramaki invites her to become a member of Public Security Section 9 but she turns it down. One day, Logicoma gets hacked by somebody. Aramaki requests to move Logicoma to the lab. While they are transporting Logicoma, Motoko gets attacked by an armed group. They believe that Soga colonel who has been condemned for massacring the refugees is innocent so they hacked Logicoma and tried to destroy it!

Ghost in the Shell Arise Ghost Tears

Border : 3 “Ghost Tears”

Motoko hears that the terrorists have exploded the building. The boss of terrorists has a tattoo of the Scylla on his chest. in the Republic of Kuzan, the War of Independence happened and that tattoo came from this war. At the same time, a dam was exploded too. Kuzan starts to investigate this case and finds out that a water company which is located in the Rupublic of Kuzan comes up to him…..

Ghost in the Shell Arise Ghost Stands Alone

Border : 4 “Ghost Stands Alone”

This is the year of 2028 in New Port city. While the demo for the rights and interests of cartel are heating up, the riot police were murdered indiscriminately. A virus named, Fire Starter has something to do with this case. Motoko will have to deal with it!

Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture

Ghost in the Shell ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE

Episodes of Ghost in the Shell ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE 1 to 8 are the same story of Border : 1 to 4.

 

PYROPHORIC CULT (Episode 9 and 10 from Ghost in the Shell ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE)

This is the year of 2029. In the suburb of New Port city, the terrorist exploded an airplane. The member of Public Security Section 9 is requested to cooperate with American intelligence service and they start to investigate this case. They come up with a suspect who is a broker for Fire Starter, aka pyromania. Will Motoko be able to capture the suspect?

 

Main Characters

 

Ghost in the Shell Arise Sleepless Eye

Motoko Kusanagi (center) – Main character. She is practically the leader of Public Security Section 9. When she was young, except for her brain and her spinal cord, she became a cyborg. She is a type of person who has skills of judgment, leadership, physical ability and hacking ability. She has a calm personality and gets her job done with her way. She is a member of the army of 501 at first on the series of ARISE.

Batou (left) – He is a member of Public Security Section 9. Since he has had an artificial eye, sometimes, he is called Sleepless Eye.

Daisuke Aramaki (right) – He is a member of Public Security Section 9 and section chief. He used to work at Defense Intelligence Headquarters. He is good at dealing with the crime of politics. He is a type of person who is humble and has respect from the people around him.

Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Comprex book

 

Togusa (Blond hair) – He is a member of Public Security Section 9. He used to be a detective but Motoko scouted him to the Public Security Section 9. He is good at information-gathering, guessing and feeling his intuition since he used to be a detective. But he sometimes gets emotional. He is the only one who has a family in this Public Security Section 9.

Ishikawa (Bearded man) – He is a member of Public Security Section 9. He used to be in the Army. He is good at analyzing information and investigating with his electric brain.

Saito (Below Ishikawa) – He is the member of Public Security Section 9. He used to be in the Navy. He is an excellent sniper. He has a special left eye that enables him to be good at long range shooting.

Paz (Far left) – He is a member of Public Security Section 9. He is the military police who is an undercover. He is good at deceiving and using a knife. He used to be a military police officer but he joined in Public Security Section 9 to use his ability.

Borma (Shaved head man) – He is a member of Public Security Section 9. He used to be in the Army. He has an artificial eye. He has the knowledge of bombs and is good at fighting with his electric brain.

 

How to find this movie

 

Anime Studio : Production I.G

Year

Border : 1 “Ghost Pain” :2013

Border : 2 “Ghost Whispers” :2013

Border : 3 “Ghost Tears” :2014

Border : 4 “Ghost Stands Alone” : 2014

Ghost in the Shell ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE and PYROPHORIC CULT  : 2015

Ghost in the Shell Arise Border 1 and 2 Blue-Ray

Blu-ray and DVD on Amazon

Ghost in the Shell Arise Border 3 and 4 Blue-Ray

Blu-ray and DVD on Amazon

 

Opening and Ending songs

 

Opening

GHOST IN THE SHELL ARISE – Cornelius(コーネリアス)

Ending

border : 1 “Ghost Pain”

Jibun ga Inai(じぶんがいない) – salyu×salyu

border : 2 “Ghost Whispers”

Soto wa Senjo dayo(外は戦場だよ) – Ichiko Aoba, Cornelius

border : 3 “Ghost Tears”

Heart Grenade – Sean Lennon, Cornelius

border : 4 “Ghost Stands Alone”

Split Spirit – Yukihiro Takahashi, METAFIVE

 

Ghost in the Shell ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE and PYROPHORIC CULT Opening

Anata wo Tamotsu mono(あなたを保つもの) – Cornelius(コーネリアス)

Ghost in the Shell ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE and PYROPHORIC CULT Ending

Episode 1 and 2

Split Spirit – Yukihiro Takahashi, METAFIVE

Episode 3 and 4

Jibun ga Inai(じぶんがいない) – salyu×salyu

Episode 5 and 6

Soto wa Senjo dayo(外は戦場だよ) – Ichiko Aoba, Cornelius

Episode 7 and 8

Heart Grenade – Sean Lennon, Cornelius

Episode 9 and 10

GHOST IN THE SHELL ARISE – Cornelius(コーネリアス)

Ghost in the Shell Arise Soundtrack

GHOST IN THE SHELL ARISE, Jibun ga Inai, and Soto wa Senjo dayo are on this OST

Ghost in the Shell Arise Soundtrack 2

Anata wo Tamotsu mono, Heart Grenade, SPLIT SPIRIT are on this OST

 

Mishi’s top picks for Otaku

 

Ghost in the Shell Arise Figure Motoko Kusanagi

1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure Motoko Kusanagi

Ghost in the Shell Motoko Kusanagi SAC 2nd Action Figure

Motoko Kusanagi SAC 2nd Action Figure

Ghost in the Shell Arise Porsche 911 GT3R

Ghost in the Shell Arise Porsche 911 GT3R

Ghost in the Shell Arise Anime Figure Motoko, Nasumi, Moe

Figure Motoko Kusanagi, Nasumi, Nasumi Kuruta, Moe Tonoda set

Ghost in the Shell Arise Actione Figure Batou and Motoko

Actione Figure Batou and Motoko Kusanagi

Ghost in the Shell Arise Logicoma Action Figure

Deformations Vol.3: Logicoma

If you are searching Action Figure, Plush doll and more, here is the links of my favorite shops!
figure Plamoya

 

Tokyo Otaku Mode

 

My Review

 

Ghost in the Shell Arise Recommendation Chart

I think “Ghost in the Shell Arise” are fine movies. What I want to say is just the impression of the old Ghost in the Shell is too strong to beat these series. The reason why is because this series looks like for the fans. I am fan of Ghost in the Shell and I am happy that I could get to watch the characters become the part of Public Security Section 9 before they were formed Public Security Section 9 that we have known already. All of the series of Ghost in the Shell is basically high grade anime or movie. But if I compare with other ones, this series is a bit weak.

I think I have to watch this series as it is but I couldn’t get rid of Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence from my head. I felt like something is missing on this series. It is not a bad series, actually it would satisfy the fans of Ghost in the Shell for sure but I felt that a sharpness is not there like other ones. Well… I think it is good for the people who watch this series without knowing the other ones. It is not bad but it is not that good. It is just average to me because I have a background of these movies that gave me a big impression…… What do you think, people?? (-公-`;)

I think I should talk without comparing with the other Ghost in the Shell. The story doesn’t have the impressive story. It is just a normal and average story. The fighting scenes are as usual great! It has lively motions that will attract you. The music goes along with the scenes pretty good and those create the original impressions. I like the border : 3 “Ghost Tears” most out of all of this series. The reason why is because you can get to see the Motoko’s love life! Isn’t that weird she had a boyfriend?? Maybe, some fans for her didn’t want to see that but I could get to see something about her history and I became full already! v(°∇^*)⌒☆ Who doesn’t like Logicoma?? Logicoma is so adorable, you know that! I’m sure there are many people were relaxed by Logicoma.

If you like to watch anime or movies with subtitles, did you notice that all voice actors and actresses have been changed? (゜Д゜)?!! Some people couldn’t get into this series because of that but personally, it didn’t bother me much. I think they did pretty good with feeling the pressure. It has pros and cons but I think they did great professionally.

Well, I don’t know what you think of this series but for me the story line didn’t have a deep content. This series is like a characters story so I couldn’t feel much for this movies but I think it was good for seeing the character’s life before they joined Public Security Section 9. As usual, Saito is sleeping but oh well….. lol I recommend this movies to the people who want to see how Public Security Section 9 and the people who don’t know the series of Ghost in the Shell.(Especially, you haven’t watched Ghost in the Shell and Innocence.) Otherwise, probably, you will feel the same way  I felt. It is not bad but not that good once again! This is my opinion! A little bit negative but I am expecting Ghost in the Shell : The New Movie to be good! I figure that those movies are prologue of this movie so I will make a post for that! Let’s see how it will go!

Movie 1 : Ghost in the Shell

Movie 2 : Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence

Movie of Arise Series : Ghost in the Shell The New Movie

Anime : Ghost in the Shell Anime Series

Thank you for reading this post! Look forward to Ghost in the Shell : The New Movie! ( ´∀`)/~~

 

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