With Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki setting themselves up at Netflix for a bit with several projects, the second one launched just about a year ago with the Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 project. The series was done as a two-cour run with twelve episodes for each season and now the first season is getting some new attention. Bandai previously scheduled the Japanese home video release for the first season with plans for a complete box set on November 26th, 2021. It’ll have the twelve-episode run and include English subtitles with it. With Japanese audio only, it’ll be in 5.1 and come with a log book and an art book plus a bonus disc with all the extras. That includes a making-of, the Special Program prior to its debut, the clean opening, closing, promos, and trailers.
Now, the second season has been set for November 22nd, 2023 release where it’ll be priced at 35,000 yen when it lands. This release will also include English subtitles as the first season did. Check out the cover artwork for it below.
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.
Second season covers:
First season covers: