Animated cyberpunk, sci-fi series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 just went live last week (April 23) on Netflix. Created by GITS’ original creator, Japanese manga artist Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is a serpent to the 2002’s Ghost in the Shell: SAC and presented as a full-on 3DCG anime series.
SAC, for the uninitiated, is for Stand Alone Complex. Well, what can I say? After bingeing the series, I have to say, the animation somehow make me feel like I am watching a lengthy cutscene of a video game. And seriously, how’s the hair of the characters are all in a stiff lump???
Anywho… that’s all I can say without spoiling the show for those who haven’t already watch it. Here’s the synopsis:
“In 2045, the world has been thrown into a state of systematic “sustainable war,” but the threat of human extinction at the hands of AI hasn’t yet pervaded the public consciousness. Former members of Public Security Section 9, including full-body cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi, are working as hired mercenaries when mysterious beings known as “post humans” begin to emerge. The world’s superpowers are trying to come to grips with the threat, and so Section 9 is reorganized.”
The premise is absolutely cyberpunk. Without doubt. Sci-fi nerds will definitely be enthralled by all the high-tech gadgets and all.
The series is directed by directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shin Aramaki, and brought to life by SOLA Digital ARTS – the same team behind Ultraman (also net Netflix and something which I am not particularly fond of).
You can catch Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 on Netflix.