More Exploration of Human Consciousness
Netflix has announced that it will be working on a Ghost in the Shell anime project to release in 2020. The project, titled Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, will be directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama. All of the information given about the show can be found in the single tweet which you can check out below.
YES, A NEW GHOST IN THE SHELL ANIME IS COMING.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 will be directed by Appleseed’s Shinji Aramaki and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex’s Kenji Kamiyama. On @Netflix in 2020!
*desire to explore the true meaning of human consciousness intensifies* pic.twitter.com/MgKzX2KydQ
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) December 8, 2018
Not only will this be another entry into Netflix’s original programming, but it will also expand their original anime content library. It joins the ranks among popular shows such as Devilman Crybaby, The Seven Deadly Sins, and an upcoming anime series based on the popular series Altered Carbon. We’ll be getting another Netflix Original and a show I consider to be one of the most underrated of 2018.
Let’s Forget About the (Recent) Past
The release of the series will come three years after the last adaptation of the original manga, The Ghost in the Shell live-action movie released in 2017 and directed by Rupert Sanders. The film did not receive positive press, as fans were upset over the white-washing of the main character and critics gave it a score of 43% on Rotten Tomatoes. These are really low scores in comparison to the anime adaptation from 1995. The movie had direction done by Mamoru Oshii and still maintains a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes to this day.
Are you all excited for this upcoming adaptation? Do you have a favorite adaptation of Shirow Masamune’s original manga? Or are there any other Netflix original animes that you are looking forward to? Personally, I will be keeping my eye out for the Altered Carbon series. Be sure to let us what your thoughts are down below; we will be sure to keep you updated as more news comes out about the project.