Previously announced by Kodansha and Production I.G. back in April 2017, Netflix's new 3D CG anime based on Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga is offering viewers the first official trailer for the 12-episode premiere season. Along with giving fans a look at what Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 has in store, we also learned the members of the anime's main cast, music composers, and theme song artists ahead of its April 2020 premiere.
Here's a look at Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 – followed by some important spec on the upcoming anime series:
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045": In the year 2045, the world has entered a systematic "Sustainable War." Hired as a mercenary unit, the former members of Japan's elite Section 9 are faced with the sudden appearance of "Post-Human," a being with tremendous intelligence and physical capabilities.
● Atsuko Tanaka (Motoko Kusanagi), Akio Ohtsuka (Batou), Kōichi Yamadera (Togusa), Yutaka Nakano (Ishikawa), Toru Ohkawa (Saito), Takashi Onozuka (Paz), Tarô Yamaguchi (Borma), and Sakiko Tamagawa (Tachikoma). Osamu Saka returns as Daisuke Aramaki.
● Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) are directing the project for Production I.G and Sola Digital Arts – with Kamiyama directing one season, and Aramaki directing the other.
● Nobuko Toda (Sweetness & Lightning, Metal Gear Solid series, Halo 4) and Kazuma Jinnouchi (Busou Shinki: Moon Angel, Ultraman, Halo 5) will compose the music. King Gnu member Daiki Tsuneta's new creative team millennium parade will perform the opening theme song "Fly With Me" (vocals from ermhoi, HIMI, Cota Mori, and Kento Nagatsuka (WONK)).
● Illustrator Ilya Kushinov (The Wonderland) will serve as character designer on the series, with Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 set to have a live stage presentation at March's AnimeJapan 2020 event.