Ghost in the Shell Arise OVA Set 1 Blu-ray/DVD

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About Ghost in the Shell Arise OVA Set 1 Blu-ray/DVD

This set contains Ghost in the Shell: Arise Borders 1 and 2.

Border 1: Ghost Pain
When cyborg hacker Motoko Kusanagi is hired to investigate a devastating bombing, she must fight her way through a maze of phantom memories to unlock her mysterious past - and track down the evil mastermind behind the attacks.

Border 2: Ghost Whispers
Witness the formation of the legendary Public Security Section 9. When a clandestine organization hacks every car in the city, Kusanagi recruits a lethal team of cyber operatives that includes a badass brawler with Special Forces training, an explosives expert, a technology specialist, and a chain-smoking jack-of-all-trades with a sordid past. Together this ruthless gang of enforcers sets out to clamp down on the chaos and make the city safe again.

Special Features: Ghost in the Shell: Arise at Anime Expo 2013, Logicoma Beat, Logicoma Court, Decode 501File, Border:1 - Ghost Pain Cyberbrain Talk Shows, Surface X Ghost in the Shell Arise Another Mission, U.S. Cast & Crew Audio Commentary, Textless Openings and Closing, Promotional Videos, News Flashes, Theatrical Trailers, U.S. Trailer, Trailers, Commercial, Border:2 Teaser, Pacific Racing Team X Ghost in the Shell Arise Promotional Video, Blu-ray & DVD Spots.

Note: All special features except for Arise at Anime Expo and the commentary are Japanese audio only.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Details

  • Publisher: FUNIMATION
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction
  • Age Rating: 17+
  • Run Time: 114
  • Release Date: 10/28/2014
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.4
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

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Another entry of GITS!

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This is a series of 4 movies and the new movie will tie into the Arise series. This set has the first 2 movies and also comes with small little booklets as a extra held in a rigid box. This series is a stand alone and does not require the watching of Stand Alone Complex or the 1995 film. This is on its own timeline, however it also serves as a origin story of section 9 and Mokoto which is great! I highly recommend this series to GITS fans, but do not try go finding things fro SAC because this is its own thing, so just go in with a open mind and not constantly compare two different timelines.

great prequel to a classic

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The original movie and series are classics, but fans have always been interested in the origins of section 9 and Major Motoko Kusanagi because of the comments in those originals about things in their pasts leading to their current lives.

These first two ova's provide a well done story about the characters after the war and how they make the transition from military life to civilians. The Major has lived a "sheltered" life in that she only knows life as a member of the elite military forces, and has to make adjustments to a life freedom as a civilian no longer under servitude to military. She gathers the first couple members of who will eventually be section 9 to help her on her first investigations.

The original artwork was well above the normal standards, and the new series of OVA's try to update the looks to modern styles.

A definite BUY for your GITS Library

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If you're a fan of the franchise, it is well worth the investment. If you haven't been introduced yet, it actually is a good place to start. Showing the influence of the war on the (soon to be) members of Section 9, it provides new layers to some already deep characters. Major Kusanagi's story adds yet another stage to the question that the franchise has asked from day one: What DOES it mean to be Human? The only reason it gets 4 instead of five stars in my personal opinion is my absolute love of Yoko Kanno's compositions from the original series. This is not to say it isn't good, the soundtrack is excellent. It just isn't Yoko Kanno. Aside from that, I bought the discs. What more testament do you need?

Not the original recipe, but still a great series

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I am a die-hard GITS fan, and while this series "re-imagines" the history of the Major, and kind of takes a prequel into a different direction, I must admit that I still like it. The animation isn't as good as the original GITS, and I prefer the original to this one, but still, I can't help but enjoy this series. I'm glad I bought it, and all the other ARISE series as well, because the storylines are fast-paced and exciting.

Loved it!

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Loved it. I really wish that this series was longer. I do prefer Stand Alone Complex to this one, but still really good.