Watch the First 8 Minutes of the new Ghost in the Shell Right Here

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Back in February, we showed you the first trailer of the newest installment of the Ghost in the Shell franchise, Ghost in the Shell: Arise. With the Japanese theater release of the first chapter, border: 1 Ghost Pain, a week away, fans are getting a special gift: The first eight minutes of the film are now online.

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There are currently two versions to choose from. The first, from the Japanese PlayStation channel, has the whole clip in glorious HD (see below). Sadly it lacks subtitles. Luckily, the version found on the official Japanese Ghost in the Shell page (see the top of the page) has English and Chinese captions—though the clip is only in SD quality.

Ghost in the Shell: Arise border: 1 Ghost Pain will be released in Japanese theaters on June 22, 2013. No international release date has been announced but the Japanese Blu-Rays, which include English subtitles, will be released on July 26, 2013.

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Ghost in the Shell Arise's 1st 8 Minutes Posted with English Subs [Anime News Network]

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Well, not a fan of the design of Motoko's prosthetic body in this one, but the clip's got me to pick it up when it becomes available over here, so there's that! It'll go along with the Stand Alone Complex collection on my shelf.