We’ve dedicated our whole month to Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045 as the long-awaited follow-up season to the fan-favorite Stand Alone Complex exclusively hits Netflix in just a couple days. In anticipation, we’ve talked to show directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, interviewed the show’s opening theme musician Daiki Tsuneta from Millenium Parade, and have revisited some of our iterations of the Ghost In The Shell franchise. Since we’re all holed up at home, we’re very much looking forward to an anime with weight to it to help pass the time. With two days left, Netflix has seen print to release one last preview of the first fully 3DCG effort in the franchise.
This time we get to see a full clip from Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045 in motion,. All the CG work here has an edge to it and I’m personally liking the visual design within the cyber brain space Motoko Kusanagi enters as she dives into the head of this main who Section 9 is seemingly interrogating. It nods to the fact that, while we’re sure to get some good cyberpunk gun and fist action, like the original Stand Alone Complex before it the show will take its time with both the criminal investigations and depict just how these characters are interacting in the world.
Undoubtedly Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045 has some big expectations to live up to. First, it’s a part of the landmark Ghost In The Shell franchise which still carries a lot of weight. Second, it’s the spiritual successor to the original SAC subfranchise which is particularly beloved by fans after its years of Adult Swim reruns. Finally, the last new piece of Ghost in The Shell we got was the Hollywood movie and we’re pretty sure you know what the verdict was on that. We think the show has a good shot at meeting the standard it needs to, though.
Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045 hits Netflix April 23.