Koukaku Kidoutai: SAC_2045

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045

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Synonyms: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2045
Japanese: 攻殻機動隊 SAC_2045
English: Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 23, 2020
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.591 (scored by 1050510,505 users)
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Ranked: #61692
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Popularity: #3779
Members: 33,533
Favorites: 69

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The year is 2045, and artificial intelligence has undergone tremendous developments. Governments use them as weapons, engaging in never-ending warfare to sustain their economies. The mercenary group GHOST, headed by Major Motoko Kusanagi, is no stranger to this landscape. However, the rapid innovation of this technology causes a new threat to loom over the horizon.

Having left Public Security Section 9, Kusanagi and her group are involved in many operations worldwide related to these proxy wars. But a seemingly simple job of locating an arms dealer drags GHOST into a hidden conflict against cybernetically enhanced individuals, who have inexplicably gained extreme intelligence and physical abilities. Dubbed "post-humans," their emergence sets off a chain of events leading to the reunion of Section 9. Armed with a new mission, it is up to Kusanagi and her reestablished team to prevent global chaos at the hands of these post-humans.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ookawa, Tooru


Nakano, Yutaka


Onozuka, Takashi


Yamaguchi, Tarou

Esaki, Purin

Han, Megumi


Kawaguchi, Tooru
Kamiyama, Kenji
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay, Series Composition
Aramaki, Shinji
Director, Storyboard
Takagi, Hajime
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Fly with me" by millennium parade × ghost in the shell: SAC_2045

Ending Theme

"sustain++;" by Mili


Apr 23, 2020
Can CGI ruin a show? Yes. Does it here? Thank goodness no, at least not for me.

Ghost in the Shell is a lengthy franchise spanning over decades with at least four different art styles. However, while all of the previous art styles until now were in 2D animation, they decided that they should try a CGI approach. Many will skip over this season because of it, but if that is the only reason, then it is a huge mistake. Despite the animation, all of the characters remain the same and the story feels very similar to SAC previous seasons. So how does it match ...
May 30, 2022
Mixed Feelings
How far the mighty have fallen.

The Ghost in the Shell franchise used to be pioneering. It created new visual iconography, new visual language and cyberpunk tropes. In SAC_2045 we witness a franchise flailing about in a last gasp attempt at being relevant. It's a show that has nothing to say about anything. I found the many references to the Wachowskis Matrix series during the 2 seasons of this show profoundly pathetic.

As mentioned above GitS used to create iconography that influenced cinema and animation, and now it has devolved into blatantly ripping off the Matrix, with no grace about it. Instead we just get straight ...
Apr 25, 2020
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2045 is not Ghost in the Shell, neither standalone, and nor is it complex. This new “installment” mirrors more the drama level of their recent ULTRAMAN anime than it does the cyberpunk classic that established itself in the past. All that is left of the original series is diluted concepts and themes to placate the infamous “Netflix audience.” Such concepts as new beings literally called “post-humans” (real creative), blatant taking of Orwell in it’s backstory of a “sustainable war” along with pertaining to modern sensibilities in referencing “one-percenters.” Everything here is a silly recreation of what the average ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Koukaku Kidoutai: SAC_2045 Episode 5 Discussion
MegamiRem - Apr 24, 2020
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Nov 15, 2023 1:37 PM
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Nov 14, 2023 3:42 AM
This series got way too much hate
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