While I was hoping the recently announced new Ghost in the Shell anime would involve more cyber-police work than existential ennui, it turns out Arise will be a four-part prequel showing the history which eventually led Motoko Kusanagi to become a cyborg who fights crime while in her lingerie. I can dig that. Each of the series' four parts will be approximately 50 minutes long, and will be shown briefly in theaters in June before heading to Japanese Blu-ray and DVDs on July 26th. The first footage of Ghost in the Shell: Arise is above, and Anime News Network very helpfully translated the Japanese, posted below:
The year 2027
Her name is Motoko Kusanagi.
Attached to the 501st Army Secret Unit.
Hope for the Future
What proves my existence?
It all begins here.
"Heavily Cyborg Ego" would make a pretty good band name.