It has been reported that the first volume of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise original anime video “border:1 Ghost Pain” had earned over 36 million yen in theaters this past weekend.
The film sold over 30,000 tickets, earning a total of 36,076,200 yen (about US$369,000), debuting at the 8th spot in weekend box office.
Acting as as a prequel to the anime, the story features Motoko Kusanagi (CV: Maaya Sakamoto) when she was younger.
Produced by Production I.G, with Kazuchika Kise as chief director and Tow Ubukata as head writer, the project consists of four 50-minute anime films that will premiered in Japanese theaters last June 22nd, and will then be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD at retail on July 26th.
via Anime News Network
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