Characters: Ghost in the Shell: Arise

While most of the characters have appeared in the past in various Ghost in the Shell incarnations, this page is for characters who based in the Ariseverse.

If you want to read on tropes that affect most of the characters taken from the SACverse, read here.

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Major Motoko Kusanagi

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese), Elizabeth Maxwell (English)

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Turned out she was this in the first OVA.
  • Cartwright Curse: She seems to be incapable of holding the steady relationship for one reason or another, despite obviously direly needing one. As of Ghost Tears she went through six boyfriends in just half year, and broke with the next-to-last one so violently as to send the guy into hospital for months, while the last one turned out to be a perp in her case, and committed suicide to save her in the finale.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Shower scene? Check. Scenes with her in her underwear? Check. Chasing a spy outside in the middle of the night wearing nothing but her underwear in the first OVA? Triple-Check. She is this in spades.


Voiced by: Kenichirou Matsuda (Japanese), Christopher Sabat (English)


Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki (Japanese), Alex Organ (English)


Voiced by: Takurou Nakakuni (Japanese), Marcus D. Stimac (English)



Voiced by: Youji Ueda (Japanese), Jason Douglas (English)


Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (Japanese), Phil Parsons (English)

Daisuke Aramaki

Voiced by: Ikkyuu Juku (Japanese), John Swasey (English)


Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)

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Colonel Kazuya Soga

Voiced by: Ikuya Sawaki (Japanese), Jeremy Schwartz (English)


Voiced by: Takako Fuji (Japanese), Stephanie Young (English)

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