Ghost in the Shell: Arise

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  1. DreadNaught1

    DreadNaught1 New Member

    Ghost in the Shell: Arise

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    Well 2 days ago the first episode/movie for this new series was released, I thought it fit well into the GITS universe on all levels and outside of that I still enjoyed watching it. Personally I have nothing to complain about it so far, because compared to the other GITS stuff it stacks up well and I enjoyed the others.

    Anyways what do you guys think about Arise? is it good, bad, or meh.
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  2. Pfoiffee

    Pfoiffee Member

    I had no idea there was going to be more GITS... this makes me super excite!
  3. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    It was OK. Not amazing, but it was OK. Hope the second is better.
  4. hoffstyle

    hoffstyle New Member

    It looks like it has promise. First episode/movie whatever was slow but it's a new take so I expected some Universe building.

    Love the OST.

    Wasn't sure about the redesign of the Major but it works. Her VA is pretty good and overall it was a pretty good start.
  5. Garyuu

    Garyuu Active Member

    Posted by Garyuu on Jun 25, 2013
    I'm just surprised that you haven't heard about it.
  6. Ravenx

    Ravenx Active Member

    Posted by Ravenx on Jun 26, 2013
    I love Ghost in the Shell, but I am a little wary of this new series. New character designs are meh and....I just don't know how solid the plotting will be. I actually intend to watch it though.
  7. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    I don't get why people got so bent about the Major. Did they see what they did to Saito? I mean, damn.
  8. signorRossi

    signorRossi Active Member

    Character designs are completely fine for me now that I have seen the first OVA, the Mayor looking more 'girlish' could even derive from the fact that she may not have her 'adult' prosthetic body yet.
    The plot seems quite solid too, I don't think that I will greatly disappointed with it. What I don't like is that they gave Motoko a
    new story about how she became a cyborg (unless it was a fake memory they gave her), because I really liked the episode in GitS-SAC II that showed the first version
  9. MrAnime

    MrAnime Active Member

    I can get used to the characters designs. Well expect for one character...

    Word. Looks like a biker with a bit of a baby face now to me...
  10. Gaff

    Gaff Member

    Posted by Gaff on Jun 27, 2013
    Keen though I am to see Arise, I actually want to wait until they announce the dub cast first. The dub for SAC was so near perfect that I'd happily hold on for it, if they bring back the same VAs.

    I know it's dubious, considering that they've recast the Japanese voices for both Kusanagi and Batou, but I'd at least like to rule it out as a possibility before I commit to anything.
  11. StarsMine

    StarsMine Database Moderator

    Im going to wait for the dub to watch this show. The dub for Sac was amazing.
    That being said, i just watched the trailer of it...."Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Another Mission"

    That was some serious crap. it was just a windows tablet commercial, and not a good one at that.
  12. Ravenx

    Ravenx Active Member

    Yoko isn't doing the ost way this series will be as good. lol

    But it could still turn out decent. I'll check it out.
  13. Lithium

    Lithium Guest

    Yeah, pretty much exactly the same thoughts from me as well. It was pretty good, but it could have used an extra 20 minutes or so because the conclusion to the mystery seemed a tad rushed.
  14. GaleStorm

    GaleStorm New Member

    I loved it. GITS arise is a step in a new direction and i like it. finally showing us motoko's life just before section 9 and the artwork is just great as always. cant wait for border 2: ghost whisperers.
  15. godcheese

    godcheese New Member

    They used an entirely new voice cast for the Japanese release so I can only imagine they don't intend on using the same VA's for the dub.

    I wasn't too keen on the way they changed Mokoto Kusanagi's appearance - making her more teenager looking - but the story was fairly well done and everyone elses appearances; Batou, Borma, Saito, Ishikawa, Chief Aramaki etc., all remain fairly similar to SAC and the movies. So its not as if they are completely bastardizing everything you have come to love about the GitS artform.

    The plot however is pretty cool IMO, it is as complex as I would expect from a GitS show/movie and it offers some depth of thinking for the viewer. Cant wait for the 3rd episode of it this June. I kinda like the idea of the 'transitional' period between Mokoto's Army service into the Section 9 group. Pretty well done for a prequel.
  16. GrendelSilmarillion

    GrendelSilmarillion Well-Known Member

    rewatching arise ,,,,, in english this time
    tbh the sub i watched a few months back was well not a very good one
    (actully theres a whole thread disscussion tobe had about sub's imo professional subs and fan subs then split fan subs into 3, direct word for word translation , bad subs that dont make sense and good subs that rival the pro stuff)

    i have to say its kinda odd hearing kusenagis sac voice coming out of the woman with the big cleavage

    but once i got over it , it was ok
    seeing how section 9 came about is kool
    yes motoko does look a little young
    also theres lots of time line stuff that fills out the gits world witch is nice
    in arise cyborgs arnt as ubiquitous as in gits witch i presume is 5 or 10 years later
    anyway im rly enjoying it atm
  17. zala

    zala Well-Known Member

    Posted by zala on Dec 18, 2017
    Finished the second movie, I like the little details.
    I've always thought the GitS would be better as a series, rather than one movie.
    As a cyber thriller, this is a fun anime. It doesn't demand too much, and the story works.
    I enjoy how the Logicoma is voiced like a little boy.

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