Ghost in the Shell is getting a new animated series: Ghost in the Shell SAC-2045. This series will be a Netflix Exclusive, and part one will be released in Japan on March 21, 2020. The rest of the world will get to enjoy the series starting in April 2020. While we’ve known about it for a while, we now have a better look at how major characters like, well, Major Kusanagi look in CGI. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
Netflix kicked things off with a tweet looking at the members of Public Security Section 9.
— Netflix Japan Anime (@NetflixJP_Anime) March 11, 2020
Ghost in the Shell is a series set in the fictional Japanese city of New Port City in Niihama prefecture in 2045. There, the Major’s Public Security Section 9 task-force solves and prevents crimes, all while living in a post-cyberpunk world full of highly skilled hackers and cyberization.
SAC-2045 is a big milestone in the series: it will be the first fully CGI series in the ghost in the Shell franchise. It will also unite motion capture tech, photo-realism, and realistic motion together into one animated series.
In the year 2045, after global capitalism has defaulted, Japan’s elite Section 9 begins conducting covert cyber operations.
Additionally, Major Motoko Kusanagi will be back in action in this series as the on-going main character of the Ghost in the Shell franchise. You’ll also get to see Batou, Togusa, and the very cute Tachikoma in the series. At this time, it seems that the series will also be released in parts: expect to see many familiar characters in Part 1 of SAC-2045.
Here’s a look at SAC-2045’s Major, Batou, Togusa, and the very cute Tachikoma:
And as a bonus, here’s Netflix’s official trailer for the new series:
Part 1 of Ghost in the Shell SAC-2045 is scheduled to start streaming on March 21, 2020 in Japan. It will appear in other regions in April 2020.