Ghost in the Shell: Arise

Alt title: Koukaku Kidoutai Arise: Ghost in the Shell

Other (4 eps)
2013 - 2014
4.18 out of 5 from 2,827 votes
Rank #741

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.

Source: Funimation

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DreadNaught1's avatar
DreadNaught1 Jun 25, 2013
Score 9/10

Ghost in the Shell is one of my favorite sci-fi series, and when I found out about Arise I couldn't wait to see it. The characters are like they have always been in GITS, they fit very well into the story and world without being something else. Thus giving you that sense this could easily be something that could happen in the future. Also the change in background story on how the Major become a cyborg is a... read more

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Iguanalana Sep 2, 2014
Score 6/10

Short and sweet. The characters are the same, and have the core three personality traits of the originals, but they are very two-dimensional. As a stand alone anime it ranks just barely above average. Ghost in the Shell's name was Xeroxed and put on this miniseries, and it shows. I might finish it just because of the name, but that's the only reason. What they failed to take into account was the struggles that... read more

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