Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Season 2 Trailer Released

20.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME

The second season of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix worldwide on May 23, 2022. Directed by Kenji Kamiyama, the creator of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Shinji Aramaki, the director of the APPLESEED series, fans of sci-fi can’t get enough. When sustainable war spawns a “post-human” threat, Major Kusanagi and her Section 9 team are called back into action.

 


For those wanting a recap of the first season, Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War has condensed these events into one easy-to-digest film. The blend of flashy cyberpunk action and the unpredictable story sets high expectations for an epic battle between Public Security Section 9 and the post-humans. Season 2 is sure to be a blast.

 

The first Ghost in the Shell series to be made entirely in 3D, SAC_2045 offers longtime fans a chance to see their favorite characters and locales in a new way. Check out the trailer below!

 

Trailer: 
https://youtu.be/IhxcBg4xAk4

 

Season 2 is sure to be a roller coaster, so check in when it releases next week!

 

©士郎正宗・Production I.G/講談社・攻殻機動隊2045製作委員会

 

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