Netflix is going hard on the anime world, with the recent news that Cowboy Bebop is getting a live-action remake, and at least five new anime series are on the way including a reimagining of manga Altered Carbon. Now, it’s emerged that a new Ghost in the Shell anime is on the way.
The animated series is reportedly titled Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, with Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki on board to direct. Aramaki is known best for his work on the beloved post-apocalyptic sci fi anime Appleseed, while Kamiyama worked on another limb of the Ghost franchise Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
According to Netflix’s sci-fi dedicated Twitter account, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 will be coming to the streaming service in 2020. An image has already been shared from the forthcoming show.
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
A live-action film adaptation Scarlett Johansson hit cinemas last year, but was met with widespread criticism because it whitewashed the main character. Hopefully this new venture takes the previous backlash into account and has cast Japanese voice actors to do it justice.
According toAnime News Network, information about the anime first surfaced in April 2017, with details that the anime would have two 12-episode seasons.
The original Ghost in the Shell, the story from the well-known Kodansha Comics series, follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotics’ advancements in cyber technology.