Given all the latest news about Ghost in the Shell Arise, many fans of the franchise have expressed their concerns/frustration over practically every aspect of the upcoming 4-part series (myself included). Some fans were hoping for a return to the original character designs and story of the manga; a hope that was fueled by the involvement of series creator, Masamune Shirow.
Even though that hope didn’t pan out this time around, fans can still take solace in re-watching the anime cutscenes from the late-90′s Ghost in the Shell PlayStation 1 game. This anime remains the closest adaptation to Shirow’s original character designs, including the Fuchikomas (which were redesigned and renamed Tachikomas in the TV series due to a copyright issue). Like all Ghost in the Shell titles, Production I.G. handled the animation. While the gameplay was nothing special, the cutscenes were absolutely epic, and still are today.
These videos were taken from the “making of” Laser-disc, courtesy of ILLHYHL021.