‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’ Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’ Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

Netflix's latest Ghost In The Shell adaptation is set to continue to season 2 despite criticisms.

This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of December 2, 2020.

One of Netflix's latest anime series has been riddled with controversies.

‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’ premiered on Netflix on April 23, 2020, and fans of the original 90's anime are quick to raise their eyebrows at Netflix's 3D graphics.

Fans think that Netflix's SAC_2045 gave the anime series a childish vibe compared to the more gritty original series.

The response was so bad that the show only received 17% critic ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.

Despite getting surrounded by controversies, ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’ has been officially renewed for season 2.

Here's Everything You Need To Know About ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’ Season 2.


When Will ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’ Season 2 Release?

There is no official release date yet, but we're expecting to see season 2 in 2021/ 2022.

‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’ was originally announced for two seasons with 12 episodes in 2018.

Kenji Kamiyama directed the first season, which landed on Netflix in April, while Appleseed director Shinji Aramaki will helm season 2.

Production I.G. will produce both seasons. The Japanese animation studio also produced countless Ghost in the Shell anime films and series, including Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence films in 1995 and 2004. 

‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’

What Is ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’?

‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’ is Netflix's computer-animated adaptation of the 1980s Japanese manga series Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow. It is set in the Stand Alone Complex sub-continuity.

The first season premiered on Netflix on April 23 with Japanese audio. The English dub was only available on May 3 after the Coronavirus pandemic affected productions.

‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’

What Is The Plot Of ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045' Season 2?

‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045' Season 2 is set to pick up on the overarching plot left by season one.

The series is set in the year 2045. It follows a group of former members of Public Security Section 9 turned cyborg mercenaries called 'GHOST' as they try to protect the world against rising cyber threats.

With the emergence of Post Humans bringing even more threats to the already chaotic cyberpunk world, the GHOST members were forced to reunite under Section 9.

Towards the end of season one, Togusa stumbles upon a program that can awaken old memories while studying Takashi's code. Togusa and Batou went to an old village in Kyoto, where Takashi briefly stayed with his uncle, hoping to find more clues about the Posthuman Think Pol developer.

Upon arriving in the village, Togusa begins seeing some of Takashi's memories. At the end of the memories, Takashi offers Togusa a spot in the truck. Batou then lost sight of Togusa.

Did Togusa decide to join Takashi? How will this affect the Section 9 as a whole?

We'll have to wait for season 2 to find out.

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