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Ghost in the Shell Arise: Borders 3 & 4****-

Cert 15 | 2 x 60 mins | 2014

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Cyberpunk Heaven.

Directed by Kazuchika Kise and screenplay by Tow Ubukata, they bring us a re-imagining of the rise of Major Motoko Kusanagi and her squad. Featuring music by Cornelius, it brings us a feel of Akira, with the amazing images and anime of Production I.G.

gitsab34majorThe Major has managed to bring together former enemies and formed them into a squad of experts in their own fields.

Batou, Pazu, Saito, Ishikawa and Borma and gitsab34logicomatheir Logicoma.

It is a year since the end of the non-nuclear WW IV and the big money is in water supply and the arms trade. When a bomb goes off at a dam, an operative is killed and at the same time head officials of a water company and an arms dealer are killed in a bombing at Nishinouchi in Newport City, Kusanagi’s team is brought in to gitsab34hoseinvestigate. With a record 5 hours 7 minute vacation Kusanagi breaks off her down time with her prosthetics wizard boyfriend Akira Hose.

When the body of Detective Naoharu Mizuki body is discovered near the dam it is up to Togusa to investigate his death and the suitcase full of prosthetic legs and arms from Mermaids Legs made by Kusanagi’s boyfriend of three months.

gitsab34tattooWith terrorists attacking, the Major gets Ishikawa to track down the leader and she heads out to capture him. When she hacks into to the ring leader she gets the others to surrender but she is infected by a virus from the terror boss. This is when she sees the symbol of Scylla tattooed on him, a symbol she thought she would never see, as she swears Scylla was killed during the war.

gitsab34hozumi With people plotting in cyberspace, and altering other people’s reality, and with false memories, will the major and her team solve the mystery?

I’m  not a fan of prequels or re-imagining of characters, but Borders pulls it off. And who will be the final member of Kusanagi’s team? Well if you are a fan of GITS you will already know. Production I.G. make it look beautiful as always.

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DirectorKazuchika Kise
GenreSci-Fi, Cyberpunk, Drama, Crime, Police
Available to buy on : Own it on Blu-Ray
Category: Anime, Blu-ray, dvd, Review