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Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 1: Ghost Pain 2013

The story is set in 2027, one year after the end of the fourth non-nuclear war. New Port City is still reeling from the war's aftermath when it suffers a bombing caused by a self-propelled mine. Then, a military member implicated in arms-dealing bribes is gunned down. During the investigation, Public Security Section's Daisuke Aramaki encounters Motoko Kusanagi, the cyborg, wizard-level hacker assigned to the military's 501st Secret Unit. Batou, a man with the "eye that does not sleep," suspects that Kusanagi is the one behind the bombing. The Niihama Prefectural Police detective Togusa is pursuing his own dual cases of the shooting death and a prostitute's murder. Motoko herself is being watched by the 501st Secret Unit's head Kurutsu and cyborg agents.

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This "episode" again dip into the issue of cognition, memory, and reality. Very intriguing. I do want to see a script that digs deeper into these areas instead of as a plot device to a basic detective story. However, this is still a pretty good story for a 50 minutes show and fills in some back-story of the Major.

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The first 8 minutes of the movie are online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifjU1qEDbR4

Us Westerners will have to wait forever until we get to see the whole thing ;(.

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