Season 2 of original net animation (ONA) Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 premieres on Netflix this May 2022.
February 24, 2022 at 11:53 PHT by Nicole S. Castro
Netflix's official anime Twitter account has released the teaser and key art for the upcoming season 2 of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 this May 2022.
The universe is set in the year 2045, after an economic disaster known as the Simultaneous Global Default destroyed the value of all forms of paper and electronic currency, triggering a never-ending "Sustainable War" to keep the economy going.
In this world, Motoko, Batou, and other members of Public Security Section 9 have contracted themselves out as mercenaries under the group "GHOST," using their cybernetic enhancements and battle experience to earn a living while defusing hot-spots across the globe. However, the emergence of "Post Humans" and a conspiracy uncovered by former Chief Aramaki force Section 9 to reunite.
The first season premiered exclusively on Netflix worldwide on April 23, 2020.
The original net animation (ONA) is produced by animation studios Production I.G and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS. The series is directed by Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki.
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.
Source: Netflix anime official Twitter
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.