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 86978,697 users)
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Ranked: #59372
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Popularity: #3514
Members: 29,947
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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


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Esaki, Purin

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Kamiyama, Kenji
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Aramaki, Shinji
Director, Storyboard
Takagi, Hajime
Sound Director
Suárez, Luis Leonardo
Script, ADR Director


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

Ending Theme

"sustain++;" by Mili

Apr 25, 2020
FuchsiaFree (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 26, 2020
FacelessBone (All reviews)

I felt the need to write a review of this show to warn fellow fans of what they should expect.

If you are not a GITS enthusiast, I strongly suggest to watch this show ONLY if you are a nostalgic of CGI pioneers. In fact, the characters design and animation in my opinion are on a level which could be accepted decades ago. It seemed to me a lot like "Appleseed", for example, just way too late.

If you ARE a GITS enthusiast, please consider it a super-cheap (was it really inexpensive to make?) spin-off show. Watch it only if, like me, you want to fathom the read more
Apr 23, 2020
anime-prime (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 23, 2020
animejas (All reviews)
I'm an avid fan of the Ghost in the Shell franchise, having absolutely loved the original Ghost in the Shell movies, as well as adoring the original Stand Alone Complex anime (enough to have that show in my top 10 anime of all time). Arise was a massive misstep though but it's in a different timeline from the other ones so I can avoid talking much about this though.

So whilst I saw a lot of negative reception towards the trailers for this new edition of Stand Alone Complex or SAC_2045, it didn't really hinder my excitement too much. I wasn't expecting a masterpiece but still read more

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