Ghost in the Shell is an old series that has become a successful franchise. First serialized as manga in 1989, now, Ghost in the Shell already released a few games, anime, OVA, manga, and even live-action cinema featuring Scarlett Johansson.
The latest creation of the franchise is Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 which debuted in November 2021. Then the story continued to the second season which debuted in May 2022. Reportedly, the second season also got the compilation movie like its predecessor.
The announcement was released on August 24, 2023. Along with the shocking news, the trailer for the movie was released. Not only that, the official confirms that Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Season 2 Compilation Movie will premiere on November 23, 2023.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Movie Trailer and Key Visual
The PV was released on August 24, 2023. As the official stated, this will be a compilation movie which means they won’t change the outcome of the series. But, it is worth mentioning that the movie will have additional scenes that never appear in the second season.
In the PV, we can hear the Millennium Parade performing the opening and the ending of the movie. It is a no-brainer since the staff wants to keep the same ambiance as the second season.
The movie will be played in 30 different cinemas nationwide for three weeks. Currently, there is no indication that the movie will run into a streaming platform. But, it is expected that Netflix will take the lead and stream it after six months of premiere like the first compilation movie.
The key visual was released at the same time as the PV. It highlights Kusanagi Motoko at the front while Esaki Purin and Takashi Shimamura in the back. The visual also mentions the debut of the movie which is November 11, 2023.
It is the year 2045, and the development of AI has gone tremendously. Of course, the government is using this technology for welfare to sustain their economy. But, the development of AI doesn’t come with only benefits, there is a threat looming on the horizon.
The mercenary group, GHOST, knows the truth well. After leaving the Public Security Section 9, Kusanagi and her companions are involved in proxy wars all over the world. Their job includes a simple mission such as locating a drug dealer, which turns out to be bigger than they thought.
When they dig deeper, they get dragged into a conflict against artificially enhanced individuals. They dubbed themselves as “Post-humans”. One thing led to another until the Section 9 reunited with each other. Now, it is up to them to prevent the world from chaos caused by these “Post-humans”!
Frequently Asked Questions
The Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Season 2 Compilation Movie will debut on November 11, 2023, in Japan.
You can only watch it at 30 different theatres in Japan. While the officials still keep silent about who will stream it, it is expected that Netflix will hold the license to stream it like the first compilation movie.