Kenjiro Tsuda, Megumi Han newly join the voice cast
Along with a new key visual and a 60-second "final" trailer, Netflix Japan announced today that Ghost in The Shell SAC_2045, the latest installment from the anime series based on Masamune Shirow's sci-fi action manga, will start streaming worldwide (except China mainland) on April 23, 2020.
Also, Kenjiro Tsuda (Seto Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh!) is cast as Standard, a newcomer who joins the mercenary unit led by Motoko Kusanagi, while Megumi Han (Momiji Souma in Fruits Basket) voices Purin Ezaki, who is in charge of the maintenance of Tachikoma and other mechas at the Public Security Section 9.
Netflix introduces the story of the new series as: "After a global financial crisis, the world is engulfed in an AI-driven 'sustainable war.' It's up to Section 9 to counter new forms of cyber threats."
Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series) and Shinji Aramaki (APPLESEED, Starship Troopers: Invasion), who recently worked together on the anime adaptation of Eiichi Shimizu's ULTRAMAN manga, co-direct the 3DCG series, and Production I.G and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS jointly work on anime production.
The "Final" trailer:
"Mili - sustain++; (ending ver.) / Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045 Ending Theme"
© Masamune Shirow,Production I.G/KODANSHA, Ghost in The Shell 2045 Production Committee