Ghost In The Shell: The Movie – Virtual Reality Diver (Kôkaku Kidôtai: Shin Gekijô-Ban – Virtual Reality Diver)

What Is It?

The virtual reality (VR) short film/mobile phone app Ghost In The Shell: The Movie – Virtual Reality Diver (Kôkaku Kidôtai: Shin Gekijô-Ban – Virtual Reality Diver).

2D Trailer

Ghost in the shell / virtual reality diver [2d teaser]

3D Trailer

攻殻機動隊 新劇場版 Virtual Reality Diver (公式ティザー映像・立体360°VR版)

What Is It About?

This is how Fandom describes this virtual reality (VR) short film and mobile phone app:

“To end the war and protect my wife, I must delete you all…”

Japan, 2025.

A time when cybernetic technology allows humans to connect their brains to the Network, and to replace body parts with enhanced prosthetics.

In this world where the boundary between humans and machines has lost meaning, computer crime and cyberterrorism occur daily.

And now, a bombing attack threat is sent to the Japanese government.

The target is an international meeting involving dignitaries from the Republic of Kuzan.

The case is entrusted to the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Public Security Section 9.

Section 9’s leader, the fully cyber-bodied Motoko Kusanagi, assembles her team and heads off to stop the terrorist.

This is how Wikipedia describes it:

On September 14, 2015, Production I.G. announced a 10-minute virtual reality short film titled Kōkaku Kidōtai – Shin Gekijōban: Virtual Reality Diver based on The New Movie.

The short film is described as an “original story” presented in “360° 3D video” and will play through the use of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, releasing worldwide on both the Apple App Store and Google Play in the fourth quarter of 2015.[18]

A three-minute demonstration trailer of Virtual Reality Diver was shown at the 2015 Tokyo Game Show.

It was input through a single 2D channel, rather than the 3D input planned for the final product, in order to present it to a larger press through the six-meter hemispherical display.

In subsequent press releases, many outlets released tilted photographs of the trailer.[19]

Virtual Reality Diver is part of Production I.G.’s “SIGN” project, an effort to create a “bodily sensation of being in another world” and to “combine futuristic technology with art”.

It will be a collaborative effort with graphics design studio “WOW”.

Staff from Production I.G. includes Mikio Gunji as executive producer, Atsunori Maeshima as producer, and Hiroyuki Ogino as an assistant.

Staff from WOW includes Nobumichi Asai as creative director, Toshiyuki Takahei as technical director, and Satoru Itoya as technical producer.[18]

The voice work in the film features Maaya Sakamoto as Major Kusanagi, Kenichirou Matsuda as Batou, Miyuki Sawashiro as the Logicoma, Ryota Takeuchi as original character Okitatsu Oribe and Sayaka Ohara as Yuri.[19]