Ghost in the Shell Arise hit Japanese theatres once again this past weekend with its final episode: Ghost in the Shell Arise — Border:4 Ghost Stands Alone. Unfortunately, instead of a grand send-off wrapping up the whole series, Ghost Stands Alone is little more than another averageArise episode.
As we approach the premiere of the third theatrical release of Ghost in the Shell: Arise in Japan later this month, an official parody flash animation series has begun appearing on YouTube. It’s pretty damn funny (at least, if you speak Japanese).
This last weekend marked the Japanese premiere of Ghost in the Shell: Arise border: 1 Ghost Pain. Needless to say, I enjoyed the film. What I didn’t enjoy was the incredibly blatant and distracting product placement surrounding the film — like this three-minute commercial for the Microsoft Surface.