The Major’s back, and looking a bit more three dimensional than you might have hoped.
Netflix has dropped its first look at Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, the upcoming series from Appleseed’s Shinji Aramaki and Stand Alone Complex’s Kenji Kamiyama. Barely anything is known about this iteration of the beloved Shirow Masamune manga — which follows Major Motoko Kusanagi, a special cyborg operative with Tokyo’s Section 9 — other than it’s set after a default of global capitalism, which sends Section 9 into action to conduct covert cyber operations.
Oh, and now we know it’s a 3D/CG anime. That too.
The new trailer is incredibly brief, and reveals little beyond the series’ aesthetic, which is bound to get people talking, especially considering its vast difference in style to the imagery Netflix first revealed the series with last year.
YES, A NEW GHOST IN THE SHELL ANIME IS COMING.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 will be directed by Appleseed’s Shinji Aramaki and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex’s Kenji Kamiyama. On @Netflix in 2020!
*desire to explore the true meaning of human consciousness intensifies* pic.twitter.com/MgKzX2KydQ
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But hey... at least it’s not Scarlett Johansson?
Major Mira Killian doesn't remember who she was before. Now the character played by Scarlett Johansson is living inside a different kind of body about to start a different kind of life. She effortlessly leaps and shoots across a deliriously oversaturated cityscape with power and purpose. There's something wrong at the heart of it all, with her sense of her (own) self. It's a problem that Ghost in the Shell never really explores in any satisfying way.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is set to hit Netflix in 2020.