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Enjoy the First Eight Minutes of the New Ghost in the Shell Series [VIDEO]

Today is a Good Day For Someone Else To Die

border 1: Ghost Pain, the first of four chapters in Ghost in the Shell: Arise, doesn’t come out theatrically for another week. And that’s just in Japan—everyone else will have to wait until the Blu-ray comes out on July 26th. Luckily for those needing a fix of fighting anime heroines, the first eight minutes have just been released. The video above is an SD version with English subtitles. If you speak Japanese you can watch the subtitle-less HD version behind the cut, where you’ll also find a summary of what exactly the clip’s setting up.

Via Anime News Network:

The anime’s story is set in 2027, one year after the end of the fourth non-nuclear war. Newport City is still reeling from the war’s aftermath when it suffers a bombing caused by a self-propelled mine. Then, a military officer implicated in arms-dealing bribes is gunned down.

During the investigation, Public Security Section 9’s Daisuke Aramaki encounters Motoko Kusanagi, the cyborg wizard-level hacker assigned to the military’s Secret Unit 501. Batou, a man with the “eye that does not sleep,” suspects that Kusanagi is the one behind the bombing. The Niihama Prefectural Police detective Togusa is pursuing his own dual cases of the shooting death and a prostitute’s murder. Motoko herself is being watched by Secret Unit 501’s head Kurutsu and cyborg agents.

(via: Kotaku)

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