Set to debut on April 5th, 2015 on Tokyo MX and lots of other broadcasters in Japan, the first TV spots has arrived for Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Alternative Architecture. 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.