Ghost in the Shell: ARISE border:2 Ghost Whispers Officially Announced

border 2 ghost in the shell ariseThe second instalment of the Ghost in the Shell: ARISE 4-part anime saga will premiere in movie theatres across Japan on 30th November 2013. The subtitle of this second part is border:2 Ghost Whispers and its official website was also just launched. See below information on the cast and staff.

The story will continue from where part 1 left off. We follow Motoko after her escape from 501st Secret Unit which leads to a new sense of freedom for the still young woman. She is also starting to biuld up her own team of quality fighters and killers, but something lurks in the shadows. Someone has entered into the Logicoma system and this leads to her being suddenly attacked by an armed unit. As a result of these events, she meets the man with the ‘never-sleeping eye’ called Ishikawa. He is an able hacker who is able to find information on everything and to sneak for this information into possibly any system. She also encounters the expert in electronic warfare actions and tactics Borma.

Most of the seiyuu from the previous instalment are returning to their roles:

Maaya Sakamoto as Motoko Kusanagi

Ikkyuu Juku as Daisuke Aramaki

Kenichirou Matsuda as Batou

Miyuki Sawashiro as Logicoma

And the new characters:

Tomoyuki Dan (Suite Precure’s Dan Houjou, Naruto Shippuuden’s Kisame) as Ishikawa

Takurou Nakakuni (Ozma’s Kun, Usogiu’s Kirou Mekama) as Saito
Youji Ueda (hiiro no Kakera’s Drei, Basilisk’s Kisaragi Saemon) as Paz
Kazuya Nakai (Brave10’s Jinpachi Nezu, Gintama’s Toshirou Hijikata) as Borma

Source: Official border:2 Ghost Whispers Website

© 士郎正宗・Production I.G / 講談社・「攻殻機動隊ARISE」製作委員

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Shounen
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Awesome! Great news!

MechaMan
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Sequel? That’s even better.

Lulubel
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Maaya Sakamoto is the best Motoko possible :)

BrutalMurder
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Two Motoko news in a day – who would complain?!

DevilMayCry
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It’s all starting to make sense now. ;)