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Ghost in the Shell: ARISE

Ghost in the Shell: ARISE

Nowadays it takes something of pretty significant importance for me to post on LoLyfe.com. Today, one of those pretty significant things has happened…

Production I.G surprised fans in January with the announcement of a new Ghost in the Shell project. We were to wait by our persocom’s for further news… Then on Tuesday I saw this via the GITS Channel on YouTube. There isn’t much in the trailer that needs translating but the basics are that this is a prequel. It’s a four part mini-series. The first instalment is to be released on June 22 in Japanese cinemas with a Blu-ray and DVD version following closely behind on July 26. Subsequent episodes will be released after that but no dates (at this point) have been leaked.

The storyline is unavoidably the origin story of the lead protagonist of the series, Motoko Kusanagi. Geek food for this comes in the form of the voice actor that spoke the last line in the original Ghost in the Shell film, where Kusanagi is placed into the cyborg body of a young girl, will be handling the voice tasks for this series.

More news will undoubtedly follow and I will be following with extreme prejudice. Stay tuned…

Punished

Coming Soon: Anthony Wong in Punished

Punished

Cult favourite and hardest working man in the Hong Kong film industry Anthony Wong, is donning our screens again, this time in the Johnnie To produced kidnap thriller Punished. Directed by Law Wing Cheong (Tactical Unit: Comrades in Arms), the film centres around Wong’s character, Wong Ho Chiu, a property developer, as his rebellious drug addled daughter is kidnapped for ransom. Chiu tasks his bodyguard, played by Richie Jen to hunt down the perpetrators.

Audience reaction from its cinema release was nothing but positive, so if you like your thrillers with a bit of an edge, then look no further than this.

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