If you are a fan of the manga “Ghost in the Shell,” I’m sure you’ve fantasized about becoming one of its characters. Well, here is the opportunity. On Nov 29 and 30, a special event will open at the square located at the East Exit of JR Shinjuku station. Participants can enjoy body painting to create body parts that resemble the world of the manga.

This event is part of the promotion of the new animated series “border: 2 Ghost Whispers” for Ghost in the Shell: Arise, which will be in theaters from Nov 30. In addition to the body painting, visuals of the anime and the chance to win great prizes for those who bring in the stub of their movie tickets will be available. So if you decide to go watch border: 2 Ghost Whispers, make sure you bring the stub to the event.

The body painting will be handled for free by special effects makeup artist JIRO. The painting can be done on the cheek, back of the hand or arm and takes around 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Available from 4 pm to 8 pm on Nov 29 and 12 pm to 8 pm on Nov 30. On a first-come first-serve basis. Body stickers with a similar effect will also be handed out at the event for those who miss out on the body painting.

Other events for “border: 2 Ghost Whispers” are also planned on the 29th and 30th. From 8:30 pm on the 29th, the pre-event will be held at Shinjuku Wald 9. After “border: 1” and “border: 2” being screened, a talk session will be held featuring Kazuchika Kise (chief director and in charge of character design), Masahiko Murata (director of “border:1” and in charge of the storyboard), Atsushi Takeuchi (director of “border:2” and in charge of the storyboard) and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (executive producer).

Opening greetings will be held at TOHO CINEMAS Kawasaki, Shinjuku Wald 9, CINEMA SUNSHINE Ikebukuro and TOHO CINEMAS Roppongi Hills on Nov 30 as well as in Osaka and Nagoya on Dec 2. Appearances by: Maaya Sakamoto (dubber of Motoko Kusanagi), Kenichiro Matsuda (dubber of Bateau), Kazuchika Kise, Tow Ubukata, Atsushi Takeuchi and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa. Details available on the official website.

Ghost in the Shell LABO Event:
On Nov 29 and 30 at the station square located at the East Exit of JR Shinjuku Station

Ghost in the Shell: Arise “border: 2 Ghost Whispers”
In theaters from Nov 30 at Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills, Shinjuku Wald 9 and others for 2 weeks only
http://www.kokaku-a.jp/