Check Out The Trailer For The Ghost In The Shell Prequel 'Arise'

The Ghost in the Shell staff announced the details of the project Tuesday.  The prequel will consist of four 50 minute parts which details how Motoko became a cyborg which should be an interesting story to see unfold.

The prequel begins in Japanese theaters on June 22nd and then is being released on DVD and Blu-Ray in Japan on July 26th. There is no word on whether the prequel will be released here in the US but you can bet it will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray here by the end of the year or next year depending on how quick it gets licensed.

Check out the nearly 2 minute trailer below!

The text in the trailer is translated as follows:
The year 2027
Her name is Motoko Kusanagi.
Attached to the 501st Army Secret Unit.
Heavily Cyborg Ego
Hope for the Future
What proves my existence?
It all begins here.

Maaya Sakamoto is back to voice the legendary Motoko in this prequel.

What do you think about this exciting anime news?

Source: io9