The movie version (theatrical cut) of the second season of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is set to be released on November 23. It will be available in 30 theaters in Japan and have a limited three-week period following the premiere date. A teaser trailer and visual have been also released.
The film, titled Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 The Last Human will be using the second season’s theme songs, namely “Secret Ceremony” and “No Time to Cast Anchor,” which are both performed by Millennium Parade and were used as the opening and ending theme songs respectively.
The Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’s first season was released in April 2020, with the second season released in May 2022. Both of them are Netflix exclusives. Production I.G and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS animated the series. The main cast includes:
- Akio Otsuka as Bato
- Atsuko Tanaka as Motoko Kusanagi
- Koichi Yamadera as Togusa
- Hiroshi Naka as Daisuke Aramaki
- Kaiji Soze as John Smith
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Standard
- Megumi Han as Purin Ezaki
- Megumi Hayashibara as Takashi Shimamura
- Sakiko Tamagawa as Tachikoma
- Shigeo Kiyama as Kurisu Otomo Teito
- Takashi Onozuka as Pazu
- Taro Yamaguchi as Borma
- Toru Ohkawa as Saito
- Yutaka Nakano as Ishikawa
The anime is part of the franchise based on the Ghost in the Shell manga by Shirow Masamune, which was serialized in Kodansha’s Young Magazine. The official website for the anime describes season 2 as:
The year is 2045. As a result of the Global Simultaneous Default, an economic disaster that shook every country on Earth to its foundations, as well as the explosive evolution of artificial intelligence, the world has plunged into the Sustainable War, a planned war that can be continued indefinitely. In this near future, the decline has not yet become bad enough that people can sense in their daily lives the risk to human survival posed by A.I.
To combat cybercrimes by the Posthumans, a new breed of human being that has suddenly arisen, Public Security Section 9, led by the fully prosthetic cyborg Motoko Kusanagi, makes its way to Tokyo, which was reduced to ruins in a previous war. What they find there are a refugee group that calls itself “N” and a hostile American Special Forces unit. As the risk of nuclear war set off by a hijacked submarine grows ever greater, the three-way battle between Public Security Section 9, America, and the Posthumans intensifies.
Source: Official Website
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