GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE - BORDER 1 & 2 (攻殻機動隊ARISE)

Directed by: Kazuchika Kise, Masahiko Murata 2014 | 120 min.

Section: Spotlight on Japan

Premiere: Hawaii


Synopsis

GHOST IN THE SHELL is back! Join us for a special screening of the first two episodes of the highly anticipated OVA series ARISE, BORDER 1: GHOST PAIN and BORDER 2: GHOST WHISPER.

In this highly anticipated prequel set in the year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker Motoko Kusanagi finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing. But she’s not the only one looking for answers—as she delves deeper into the mystery of who is behind the attack, a specialized team unlike any before begins to take shape.

GHOST IN THE SHELL ARISE BORDER: 1 - GHOST PAIN

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. 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.

GHOST IN THE SHELL ARISE BORDER: 2 - GHOST WHISPER

Freed of her responsibilities with the 501 Organization, Motoko Kusanagi must now learn how to take orders from Aramaki. When unknown forces hack the Logicomas, Batou enlists the help of former army intelligence officer Ishikawa and former air artillery expert Borma. Kusanagi also seeks to enlist ace sniper Saito and undercover cop Paz into the new Public Security Section 9. The two groups rival each other in a case involving a man who receives false memories of a refugee transport operation. 

501機関から独立を果たし軍内部での自由を得た草薙素子。しかし自立を後押しした公安9課の荒巻からの誘いを断り、自身の部隊の結成を考えていた。そのさなか、何者かによるロジコマへのハッキングが発生する。

Screenings

Thursday, April 10 9:00 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Kazuchika Kise, Masahiko Murata
Screenwriter Masamune Shirow, Tow Ubukata
Producer Kengo Abe, Mitsutoshi Arimoto, Tomoyasu Nishimura
Cast Maaya Sakamoto
Director of Photography Koji Tanaka