Ghost in the Shell Anime Season 2 Trailer Shows Posthuman Hunting

Two years after the season 1 premiere on Netflix, the streamer brings Ghost in the shell: SAC_2045 for another season in just a couple of months. The 3D animated series chronicles the missions of a team led by Major Motoko Kusanagi (voiced by Atsuko Tanaka and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn), a synthetic, cybernetic human who is tasked with uncovering war secrets in a dystopian world. As part of a list of anime-related content announced today by Netflix, the trailer for the series was revealed along with the release date.

The trailer suggests that we can look forward to a more action-packed Season 2 with all the weapons you can imagine. From regular to traditional weapons ghost in the shell deadly robots, and even missiles and a threat of nuclear attacks, Season 2 poses an idea that jeopardizes the very concept of Sustainable Warfare, a futuristic conflict in which remaining countries fight over resources.


The trailer also reveals the rise of a new threat: a group that identifies itself as “N.” People whose cybernetic brains went berserk and turned them into super-individuals known as posthumans. They are fast, skilled, and seem like formidable opponents, and they want their independence. The trailer ends with a 1984 reference, indicating that this season will also get political and touch on topics such as free will and rebellion.

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Ghost in the shell: SAC_2045 is based on the author’s 1980 Japanese manga series Masamune Shirow. The series uses the Ghost in the Shell – Self Contained Resort series as stage. The manga series also inspired an acclaimed anime series that gained a cult following and maintains a loyal fan base to this day. A film adaptation was released in 2017 starring Scarlett Johansson as Major, but was poorly received by fans and critics alike.

Season 2 of Ghost in the shell: SAC_2045 is led by Kenji Kamiyama and shinji aramakiwho led the ultraman animated series and Blade Runner: Black Lotus for Netflix. Kamiyama also wrote an episode of Disney+ Star Wars: Visions and is also attached to direct the upcoming animated movie The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.

Netflix premieres season 2 of Ghost in the shell: SAC_2045 worldwide on May 23.

You can see the trailer below:

Check out the official synopsis here:

Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki bring a vision of the future in 2045 to the iconic near-future sci-fi franchise “Ghost in the Shell.” Fully prosthetic cyborg Motoko Kusanagi leads Public Security Section 9 as they once again take on cyber crime. The highly anticipated second season streams worldwide starting in May, only on Netflix!

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