With Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki setting themselves up at Netflix for a bit with several projects, the second one theis was the Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 project. The series is being planned as a two-cour run with twelve episodes for each season, the first of which landed in April 2020 and had a compilation film release for it as well. With the pandemic slowing things down for this back then, the second season was recently set for a worldwide debut on Netflix with a May 23rd, 2022 date.
That went live today with it available in its original Japanese language along with dubs in English, French, Spanish, and German. There are also a Japanese audio description track and Japanese closed captions. On the subtitled side, we get English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese options.
Check out our review of the first part.
Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki will be directing it with Production I.G and Sola Digital Arts handling the actual production. Ilya Kuvshinov will be designing the characters.
The Japanese cast includes Atsuko Tanaka as Motoko Kusanagi, Akio Ohtsuka as Batou, Kōichi Yamadera as Togusa, Osamu Saka as Daisuke Aramaki, Sakiko Tamagawa as Tachikoma, Takashi Onozuka as Pazu, Tarô Yamaguchi as Borma, Toru Ohkawa as Saito, Yutaka Nakano as Ishikawa, and Megumi Hayashibara as Takashi Shimamura.
Property Concept: Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including “ghost hackers” who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers’ criminal ends.
Previous 2nd season promos and visuals:
1st season promos: