Full 3DCG series will be streamed worldwide on Netflix in 2020
The official Twitter for Netflix Japan Anime posted an image of Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in The Shell SAC_2045, the latest installment from the anime series based on Masamune Shirow's sci-fi action manga, and also announced that Russian illustrator Ilya Kuvshinov serves as character designer. The full 3DCG series will be streamed on Netflix worldwide (except China mainland) in 2020.
Kuvshinov's most recent work in Japan was the character designs for Keiichi Hara's anime feature film Birthday Wonderland released in April 2019. He says, "The reason why I started loving Japanese anime was Mamoru Oshii's 'Ghost in The Shell' that I saw when I was 6. I am so honored to participate in a new series in the franchise that has been so important to me. I am drawing the designs of Motoko and others with the love and respect for 'Ghost in The Shell' in my heart."
As reported, Ghost in The Shell SAC_2045 will be co-directed by two creators: 53-year-old Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series) and 58-year-old Shinji Aramaki (APPLESEED, Starship Troopers: Invasion). The two have also been working on the full 3DCG anime adaptation of Eiichi Shimizu's ULTRAMAN manga, which has been streamed on Netflix since April 2019.
Teaser visual posted in December 2018:
Source: Neflix Japan Anime Twitter
© Masamune Shirow,Production I.G/KODANSHA, Ghost in The Shell 2045 Production Committee