Sergei Lazarev of Capsule Computers writes:
"Ghost in the Shell. It’s almost impossible for any anime viewer to escape this title. It’s a franchise that’s worshiped by old-timers as the herald of technology and a timeless classic. With the advent of the new Ghost in the Shell: Arise OVA series, now is the time to look back on the franchise. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a re-release that attempted to revive and modernise the original film. Does it do a classic justice while appealing to newcomers? Let’s dive in."