Netflix will release a “Ghost in the Shell” anime in 2020.
In an announcement on Twitter, the entertainment service revealed that the new anime will be titled “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045.”
Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama will direct the upcoming anime. Aramaki is known for his work on “Appleseed,” a 2004 post-apocalyptic sci-fi film based on a manga series of the same title. On the other hand, Kamiyama directed a film within the franchise, “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society,” which came out in 2006.
It’s unclear whether the new Netflix anime will come out as a movie or a series. No release date information was also announced other than that it will arrive sometime in 2020.
In its caption, Netflix teased that the “desire to explore the true meaning of human consciousness intensifies.”
YES, A NEW GHOST IN THE SHELL ANIME IS COMING.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 will be directed by Appleseed’s Shinji Aramaki and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex’s Kenji Kamiyama. On @Netflix in 2020!
*desire to explore the true meaning of human consciousness intensifies* pic.twitter.com/MgKzX2KydQ
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) December 8, 2018
The surprise announcement, posted on Dec. 8, has since received more than 16,000 likes. Many are thrilled by the news, with some sharing their expectations on social media.