Production I.G has released the first full trailer for the upcoming anime series, Ghost in the Shell: Arise. The new series will be released in four parts and is directed by Kise Kazuchika. Arise is a prequel to the original series, and tells the story of the origins of Motoko Kusanagi (a.k.a. The Major), and the Section 9 team. The first film in the series will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on 22nd July 2013 in Japan.
“In 2027, one year after the end of the Fourth Non-Nuclear War, the guttural town of New Port City is plagued with one mass tragedy after another. Enter Public Security Section’s Daisuke Aramaki to lead an investigation along with Batou better known to the criminal scourge as “the man with the eye that does not sleep.” Running parallel to this investigation is the military’s clandestine 501st Secret Unit, which happens to count Motoko Kusanagi, the cyborg, wizard-level hacker amongst its many members. Also investigating these events is the Niihama Prefectural Police detective Togusa. When all three investigations cross paths, secrets will be revealed and terrible truths unearthed.”
The trailer, although in Japanese, provides enough detail on what to expect.