Remember that Ghost in the Shell (compare prices) announcement event to be held later this month, in which the next series in the GitS franchise (Ghost in the Shell Arise) is going to be discussed in detail? Turns out it's going to be live-streamed over the web ... and in English.
According to a press release by Bandai featured at Anime News Network, the launch event will be presented at 9:00 PM Tokyo time on February 12, 2013, and will be streamed via the GitS Arise YouTube channel. If you're on the East Coast in the U.S., that's 7 AM (!), February 12th, early that same morning.
Free episodes of the original GitS: Stand Alone Complex are also being made available through the channel, but not to North American viewers. That's OK: Manga Entertainment has the show on YouTube as well.
We'll be getting up early to tune in and check out the announcement!
Image: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, courtesy Pricegrabber.