Flower Mound, Texas (May 13, 2014) – FUNimation® Entertainment announced today recording will begin shortly for the English dub version of the latest installment in the Ghost in the Shell franchise. Following in the footsteps of the Japanese release, a brand new cast has been chosen to voice the younger characters featured in Ghost in the Shell: Arise. Casting should be finalized in the next few weeks, with a cast announcement scheduled shortly thereafter.

 

Ghost in the Shell: ARISE – Borders 1 & 2, both 50 minute OVAs, will be combined into a single release – expected to hit later this year. FUNimation has previously released a limited run of first two OVAs as imported, Japanese Collector’s Editions.

 

For fans looking to get in on the action sooner, FUNimation will be hosting one-night theatrical screenings for Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2 (Japanese audio w/ English subtitles) in select cities on May 29th. For a full list of theaters, as well as information on where to buy tickets, click here.

 

More About Ghost in the Shell: ARISE
In this highly anticipated prequel set in the year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker Motoko Kusanagi finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing. But she’s not the only one looking for answers—as she delves deeper into the mystery of who is behind the attack, a specialized team unlike any before begins to take shape.