Japanese: 攻殻機動隊 ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE – PYROPHORIC CULT
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2015 to Jun 14, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Producers: TOHO animation
Studios: Production I.G
Genres: Sci-Fi, Police, Psychological, Mecha
Duration: 48 min
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Type: Eng Sub
Characters & Voice Actors
ED1: “Split Spirit” by Yukihiro Takahashi & METAFIVE (Keigo Oyamada × Yoshinori Sunahara × Towa Tei × Tomohiko Kondou × Leo Imai) [高橋幸宏 & METAFIVE (小山田圭吾×砂原良徳×TOWA TEI×ゴンドウトモヒコ×LEO今井)] (eps 1-2)
ED2: “Jibun ga Inai (じぶんがいない)” by salyu× salyu (サリュバイサリュ) (eps 3-4)
ED3: “Soto wa Senjou da yo (外は戦場だよ)” by Ichiko Aoba (青葉市子) (eps 5-6)
ED4: “Heart Grenade” by Sean Lennon and Cornelius (eps 7-8)
ED5: “Ghost in the Shell Arise” by Cornelius (eps 9-10)
10: PYROPHORIC CULT, Part 2
Arise is lacking compared to the rest of the franchise. It lacks the sophistication of ideas and the thematic depth. Just mediocre.
“Let’s take the mediocre ARISE OVAs, jumble ’em up, then stick two original episodes at the end so they might watch it all again.” No.
I watched this because I wanted more Ghost in the Shell. I don’t know if I liked what I got from Arise, it lacked structure and tension.
I really liked this set of stories in the GitS franchise.