Netflix Unveils Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Key Visual & Trailer

By Samona Punjabi / March 28, 2022

AnimeJapan 2022 saw several announcements for upcoming tv shows and new seasons. Netflix previewed a 91-second PV trailer for the second season of Ghost in the Shell, titled SAC_2045. The Ghost in the Shell franchise began as a manga created by Masamune Shirow in 1989. The series inspired multiple anime series, OVAs, and films with different continuities. Multiple novels, video games, and a 2017 live-action Hollywood adaptation were also released. 

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is a direct follow-up to Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex, which originally ended in 2006. It initially concluded with the film Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society. A separate compilation film of the series titled Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Jizokukanou Sensou premiered in Japan on November 12, 2021.

Ghost in the Shell Season 2 Release Date, New Trailer, Key Visual, Plot, and More

Ghost in the Shell Season 2 will release on Netflix on May 23, 2022. The recently released trailer features a new dispute faced by Motoko Kusanagi, where she and her mercenary crew, "GHOST," face off against a posthuman rebellion. They come across the perpetrator of the conflict: an unknown AI adversary named N. 

Netflix officially describes the new season of Ghost in the Shell as:

In 2045, the world has been thrown into a state of systematic "sustainable war," but the threat of human extinction at the hands of AI hasn't yet pervaded the public consciousness. Former members of Public Security Section 9, including full-body cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi, are working as hired mercenaries when mysterious beings known as "post humans" begin to emerge. The world's superpowers are trying to come to grips with the threat, and so Section 9 is reorganized.

Check out the trailer for Ghost in the Shell Season 2 below:

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 sees many staff members from the first season returning for production. The staff includes Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki as co-directors and Ilya Kuvshinov as character designer. Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi serve as music composers. The anime series will be produced by Production IG and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS.

Millennium Parade is performing the opening theme song "Secret Ceremony" and the ending "No Time To Cast Anchor." Check out the recently released key visual for Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 below:

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