Bandai Visual held a launch event in Tokyo overnight for Ghost in the Shell: Arise, the new Ghost in the Shell anime series announced earlier this year. The event was full of interviews with the various creators of the new series and had several interesting announcements — like the fact that it is a prequel to the other works in the Ghost in the Shell franchise, focusing on a young Motoko Kusanagi.
Arise will be released as four 50-minute episodes in theatres across Japan. The first of these, border 1: Ghost Pain, will be released in theatres on June 22 this year. A special edition of the Blu-ray will be for sale at the theatres with a general release of the Blu-ray and DVD coming July 26.
But the crown jewel of this little show was the debut of the anime's first trailer (see above) and the opening credits animation.