FUNimation announced the license and rolled out the first episode of Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Alternative Architecture today. The series originally debuted as a four-episode OVA that premiered in Japanese theaters over the course of a year. Episodes of the TV-formatted version will stream Sundays at 10:00am Eastern Time.
The Ghost in the Shell: Arise OVA sequence has been rebuilt into eight TV-length episodes and extended with two new broadcast exclusive episodes to create Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture! 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 she¹s 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.