The movie, which was reconfigured with new scenes to Season 1 of the Netflix original anime series “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045”, will be screened in 2021. At the same time, a teaser visual of the movie by Ilya Kuvshinov and comments from director Kenji Kamiyama and director Aramaki Shinji have arrived.
“Ghost in the Shell” is a series based on a sci-fi manga published by Shirow Masamune in 1989 in “Young Magazine Kaizoku Edition” (Kodansha), and has been developed into various media including the movie “Ghost in the Shell” directed by Oshii Mamoru, an anime, and a Hollywood live-action film.
The latest work “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045” is the first full 3DCG animation in the history of “Ghost in the Shell”, double-directed by Kamiyama Kenji, who created the “GHOST IN THE SHELL S.A.C.” series, and Aramaki Shinji, who created the “APPLESEED” series, and is an anime series produced by Production I.G and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS.
All 12 episodes of Season 1 have been distributed exclusively worldwide by Netflix since April 2020.
The announced “The Movie: Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 (tentative title)” is a reconstruction of Season 1 with new scenes. In the teaser visual of the film, Ilya Kuvshinov, the character designer of the film, has drawn the main character Kusanagi Motoko, a cyborg with a synthetic full-body prosthesis who smiles in the cyber space.
“The Movie: Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 (tentative title)” will be screened in 2021.
Also, the Blu-ray box of Season 1 will be released on November 26, 2021.
＜Here is the full text of the comments＞
Kamiyama Kenji (Co-director)
I’ve always edited the compilation of my own works myself, but this is the first time I’ve entrusted the compilation to another creator. I wanted to know how SAC_2045 would look from another person’s point of view. Even for those who have already watched Season 1, they may find a different interpretation. I can’t wait for the release.
Aramaki Shinji (Co-director)
I’m Aramaki, the director of Season 1, which started its streaming last year, and I’m currently working hard on Season 2 with Director Kamiyama. I’m delighted to hear that you are going to release season 1 as a compilation film. What kind of compilation will be made of that story? I actually don’t know yet lol Please look forward to it. I’m looking forward to it too!
(C) Shirow Masamune, Production I.G/Kodansha, Ghost in the Shell 2045 Production Committee