The home video release details from Bandai Visual arrived in April for Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Alternative Architecture, which is being released as Ghost in the Shell ARISE PYROPHORIC CULT. That release is set to debut on August 26th, 2015 and now the official site has released a new 100 second long promo spot that shows off a lot of the series and its overall approach and design. The release will have English language subtitles with the Blu-ray priced at 6,800 yen while the DVD is at 5,800 yen. The release is set to run for 90 minutes and will come with a booklet, the opening sequence, previews, liner notes, promotional videos and commercials.
The new series deals with the story as told in the OVAs released in the last couple of years, which FUNimation is releasing here. The main cast from that are reprising their roles here and the series is directed by Kise Kazuchika, who is also doing the character designs for it. Production I.G. will be animating and it’s planned for a ten episode run. The run will be reworking the OVAs across the first eight episodes with some new material being brought on and there will be two episodes that are made up of original material. All of it will serve to bridge to the new movie out this coming summer.
OVA Premise: In the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City, killing a major arms dealer who may have ties with the mysterious 501 Organization. Public Security official Daisuke Aramaki hires full-body cyber prosthesis user and hacker extraordinaire, Motoko Kusanagi, to investigate.