Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: November 08, 2021 at 18:45 PHT (GMT+8)
The first 8 minutes of the anime film Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 - Sustainable War is temporarily available on Bandai Namco Arts' official YouTube channel.
Don't miss it! The clip is only available until Nov. 25, 2021, 23:59 JST.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 - Sustainable War is a compilation film of the first season of the 3DCG original net animation (ONA) anime series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045. The film will run in select Japanese theatres for two weeks starting on Nov. 12, 2021.
In the clip, the team led by Motoko Kusanagi meets up with Batou, Saito, Ishikawa, and new recruit Standard (whom Batou nicknames "Clown") on the war-torn roads of Palm Springs as they try to find the person supplying local bandits with high-powered weapons.
About Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell is a Japanese cyberpunk media franchise based on the seinen manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The manga was first serialized from 1989 to 1991 under Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Young Magazine Kaizokuban.
This mega-hit cyberpunk series is set in a possible future wherein computer technology has advanced to the point that many members of the public possess cyberbrains, technology that allows them to interface their biological brain with various networks. Some humans in this universe have a fully prosthetic body and are essentially cyborgs. The heroine of Ghost in the Shell, Major Motoko Kusanagi, is such a cyborg, having had a terrible accident befall her as a child that ultimately required that she use a full-body prosthesis to house her cyberbrain. This high level of cyberization, however, opens the brain up to attacks from highly skilled hackers, with the most dangerous being those who will hack a person to bend to their whims.