Streaming platform Netflix is gearing up for the return of their upcoming anime series, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045. Netflix will release a second season of the series, after the first season was deemed a success. Netflix first brought out a new story for the classic franchise in 2020 yesterday, with mixed responses among fans. Even so, Netflix seemed pleased with the results and gave the green light for a second season.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 season two is scheduled to be released this year, on 23 May to be exact. Fans will simultaneously witness the premiere of the second season of the series on that date. And Netflix itself has started promoting the series some time ago, through the release of posters and trailers. Based on what was presented in the trailer, fans will not only get a new episode, but also a new and interesting action and story.
Directed by Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is set in the year 2045 where a global economic disaster known as Simultanious Global Default hit the world destroying all types of currencies. There are approximately four powerful countries that are at war with each other to maintain the global economy. Netflix itself provides the full synopsis as follows:
“Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki present what happens in the future in 2045 through the future science fiction franchise “Ghost in the Shell.” The cyborg Motoko Kusanagi leads Public Security Section 9 where this group returns to combat cyberbrain crime.”
Apart from Motoko Kusanagi who returns as the main protagonist in the series, there are also many other characters from the first season who will reappear in this second season. For geeks who are looking forward to the series, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 will air with a total of 12 episodes. While it’s still too early to predict a third season, it seems unlikely that Netflix will give the green light for a third season. This is because some fans think that the CGI technique used is less attractive. They prefer to present the series in a “traditional” version. However, there could be a change in plans that will occur in the future.