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Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 3D CG Anime's Teaser Reveals Spring 2020 Debut

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New visual for anime by Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki, Production I.G also unveiled

Netflix unveiled a teaser trailer and visual on Wednesday for Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, the new 3D CG Ghost in the Shell anime. The teaser trailer and visual reveal the anime's spring 2020 debut exclusively on Netflix.

Kodansha and Production I.G announced a new anime based on Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga in April 2017. Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki are directing the project at Production I.G and Sola Digital Arts. Production I.G. USA president Maki Terashima-Furuta previously stated during an interview that the anime would have two 12-episode seasons, with Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) directing one of the seasons, and Aramaki (Appleseed) directing the other. Russian illustrator Ilya Kushinov (The Wonderland) is the character designer.

Production I.G previously produced Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence films in 1995 and 2004, respectively, as well as the 2002 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex television anime and its TV sequel, original video anime (OVAs), and film. In 2013, Production I.G adapted the material into the Ghost in the Shell Arise prequel OVA, which it later remixed into a television series. Most recently, the studio debuted Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie in 2015 and the Ghost in the Shell VR Diver smartphone video in 2017.

Dark Horse Comics and later Kodansha Comics published Shirow's original 1991 manga and its sequels in North America.

Dreamworks and Paramount's live-action film adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson opened in the United States in March 2017, and opened in Japan in April 2017.

Aramaki and Kamiyama are also directing the anime of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga, which premiered on Netflix globally on April 1. Netflix announced a second season at Annecy in June. Additionally, the two will also co-direct an upcoming Blade Runner — Black Lotus anime series based on the Blade Runner 2049 film. Kamiyama and Aramaki will work on Blade Runner — Black Lotus after Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045.

Sources: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Netflix's YouTube channel


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