Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is an action anime series in the ONA category that started airing on Netflix in 2020. The manga adaptation “Koukaku Kidoutai: SAC_2045” is one of the productions that stand out this year with its graphic style different from other anime. Production I.G is a work of the Japanese Animation studio, which has produced successful productions in recent years. We previously featured on our site, another work of the same studio, the successful anime series Run with the Wind. Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 aired a total of 12 episodes on Netflix on April 23, 2020. Now the fans are curious; has Netflix renewed the series for a second season? When will the second season be released? Let’s remember the show first.
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What was the Plot of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045?
The story of Ghost in the Shell is not limited to this anime as its close followers know. Many side stories of the series have been the subject of anime and games. However, the starting point for all of them is the manga series written by Masamune Shirow.
Created by Masamune Shirow and the sequel to the acclaimed Ghost In the Shell SAC series, the series returns as an anime created entirely with 3DCG. With directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, SOLA DIGITAL ARTS is collaborating once again after ULTRAMAN for this series. This is the first series of Ghost In The Shell to be presented to fans with two directors.
In 2045, the world is systematically plunged into a “sustainable war” state, but the public is not yet aware of the threat of extinction through Artificial Intelligence. As former members of the Domestic Security 9th Branch teamwork as mercenaries, including Major Motoko Kusanagi, who is a cyborg wholly, mysterious creatures are known as “transhuman” begin to emerge. As the world’s superpowers try to deal with this threat, the 9th Branch gathers again.
When is the second season of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045?
It was announced that the anime would have two seasons. While Netflix, Production I.G, Sola Digital Arts, Kodansha, or any anime-related company have yet to release the date for the anime’s second season, it’s good news that the anime has already been renewed for a second season. Most anime don’t get the second season opportunity. We think that the presence of a big distributor like Netflix behind it was effective in the decision of the second season. We will let you know when the anime’s official release date is announced.
Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) directed the anime’s first season, and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) will direct the second season. According to the news announced on July 7, 2021, the first season of the anime will have a Compilation Film, and the film will be released in 2021. Expectations continue for the second season. Based on predictions, the second season of the anime is expected to meet the audience in the spring of 2022.
What is expecting from the season 2 plotline?
Production quality is pretty high, the directing is pretty good, and the story is pretty intriguing. The story seems to be even more impressive in season two. The cliffhanger, in the end, was done pretty well. The people like that we ended up looking at Batou who was looking at Togusa that wasn’t there, who was looking at memory stuff that wasn’t there.
In the last episode the scene with the little girl was done pretty well – you knew it was going to happen, but like Togusa you wanted to stop it. We will have to wait for the second season to see the unanswered answers for the second season. The main thing the show sacrifices because CGI is the expressiveness of the characters, but we also think the show gains a lot.
Who are the characters in season 2?
The second season character cast of the series is not yet clarified. Russian Artist Ilya Kuvshinov will make character drawings in the second season as in the first season. A radical change is not expected in the main character cast.
|Character||Japanese dubbing||English dubbing|
|Batou||Akio Ōtsuka||Richard Epcar|
|Saito||Tōru Ōkawa||Dave Wittenberg|
|Daisuke Aramaki||Osamu Saka||William Knight|
|Motoko Kusanagi||Atsuko Tanaka||Mary Elizabeth McGlynn|
|Borma||Taro Yamaguchi||Dean Wein|
|Ishikawa||Yutaka Nakano||Michael McCarty|
|Togusa||Kōichi Yamadera||Crispin Freeman|
|Paz||Takashi Onozuka||Bob Buchholz|
|Standard||Kenjiro Tsuda||Keith Silverstein|
|John Smith||Kaiji Soze||Roger Craig Smith|
|Purin Esaki||Megumi Han||Cherami Leigh|
|Tachikoma||Sakiko Tamagawa||Melissa Fahn|
|Takashi Shimamura||Megumi Hayashibara||Max Mittelman|
|Chris Otomo Tate||Shigeo Kiyama||Armen Taylor|
Is there a released trailer for season 2?
The series has been renewed for a second season. But it is impossible to see the second season trailer of the series now, but we think that preparations are ongoing. Therefore, we will see a trailer soon. There are some fan-made trailers, but they are not real.