Ghost in the Shell Hacks Tokyo Subway with Mobile Phone Scavenger Hunt
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The Tokyo Metro subway system will be holding a Ghost in the Shell event to promote the June 20th release of the new theatrical film.
The event, to be held along Toei subway lines from June 8th through 30th, is a mobile phone scavenger hunt. Consisting of two missions, the scavenger hunt will span 7 different subway stations.
For the first mission, players will have to scan QR codes located on posters at each of the train stations, earning a stamp on the event’s special mobile web site. Each code scanned earns players a different image of one of the members of Ghost in the Shell’s Public Security Section 9.
On the second mission, if players scan all 7 QR codes, they will receive a free downloadable art book featuring character design documents and images. Players will also be entered in a contest to win a poster signed by the movie’s actors and crew, a book of storyboard images, or an exclusive press sheet.
The 7 participating subway stations are Asakusabashi Station (JR Asakusabashi ticket gate) on the Asakusa Line; Hibiya Station (Tokyo International Forum ticket gate) on the Mita Line; Ichigaya Station (near the commuter pass sales office) and Iwamotocho Station (left of the ticket gate) on the Shinjuku Line; Shinjuku Nishiguchi Station (JR Shinjuku Station ticket gate) on the Oedo Line; Oji-ekimae Station (behind the Waseda-bound platform) on the Toden Arakawa Line; and Nippori Station (outside ticket gate) on the Nippori-Toneri Liner.
Tokyo Metro is also giving away tickets to the upcoming Ghost in the Shell film. Contest entry directions will be available on posters at participating train stations from June 15th through 21st. Each Tokyo Metro station will also be playing commercials for the new film during the same time period.
Collect all the members of Public Security Section 9 during the Ghost in the Shell mobile scavenger hunt.
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