Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cybernetics. With all humanity linked to one system of mind and personalities known as ghosts, the cyber-terrorists capable of hijacking people’s bodies and memories. When a ghost-infecting virus was known as Fire-Starter it began spreading through the Japanese Prime Minister, Major Motoko Kusanagi and her elite team of special operatives were called in to track down its source. As they get deeper into their investigation, they uncover the traces of government corruption and a shadow broker that bears an all-too-familiar face. The film is a continuation to the plot of the Pyrophoric Cult episode of Arise, and ties to loose ends from that arc.
Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie – Arise