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: 6.601 (scored by 1062010,620 users)
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Ranked: #63082
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Popularity: #3815
Members: 33,755
Favorites: 70

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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


Oct 19, 2023
I don't know why people hate this so much. It could be the 3dcg, nostalgia blinders, or something else entirely but honestly it's not that bad. I'd even call it pretty good, I think I like it better than Solid State Society.

My biggest problems are:
1 - Oh god Togusa my boy what have the done to you? Everyone else looks pretty good but someone on the design team didn't like him. Also he has a bad time in the timeskip between the end of old school SAC and the start of this.
2 - This is really obviously half a season. Netflix just list it as ...
Nov 27, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Watching this series without first seeing the 2 seasons of Stand Alone Complex and the Solid State Society movie will leave you feeling disoriented. Character building and backstories are all handled in those, so without the investment of watching those (quite good) anime, you likely won't have a clue who any of the characters are.
The opening of the first episode is similar to the opening of Balde Runner 2049 - there's a large gap between the prequel and sequel, and there are events just casually mentioned which are not fully explained until the 2nd season of 2045. We also are greeted with fast paced action ...
Aug 7, 2022
What happens when you milk a franchise dry? This.

Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 is yet another attempt to cash in on the ever so popular Ghost in the Shell franchise. Based on the 2002 Stand Alone Complex series, this installment is meant to be a continuation to 2nd gig, once again following the hardened, no-nonsense folks over at Section 9 as they attempt to uncover and resolve yet another crime. This time concerning the rise of posthumans, cybernetically engineered humans that are capable of possessing super strength and limbs that can explode heads with one single swing. When it was announced, the fanfare was tremendous. ...

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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
Poll: Koukaku Kidoutai: SAC_2045 Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
SteelingMax - Apr 23, 2020
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Nov 14, 2023 3:42 AM
This series got way too much hate
Tyrannicswine117 - Feb 21, 2021
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Nov 9, 2023 4:33 AM
Poll: Koukaku Kidoutai: SAC_2045 Episode 12 Discussion ( 1 2 )
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Poll: Koukaku Kidoutai: SAC_2045 Episode 11 Discussion
MegamiRem - Apr 25, 2020
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