Japanese manga fans are in for a treat because Netflix finally unveiled the new trailer for their adaptation of the popular cyberpunk science-fiction franchise, Ghost In The Shell.
After dropping teasers last year, the new full trailer will give fans a good look at the series before in becomes available on the streamer. Netflix previously confirmed that it had acquired the rights to the franchise back in 2018.
The streaming giant’s Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 series is directed by Japanese animation director and mechanical designer Shinji Aramaki along with Kenji Kamiyama who also directed an anime film version for the franchise. Anime fans will recognize the two directors for their work on Netflix’s Ultraman from last year.
The official plot description for the series was also released with the full trailer.
“In the year 2045, the world has entered a systematic “Sustainable War.” Hired as a mercenary unit, the former members of Japan’s elite Section 9 are faced with the sudden appearance of “Post-Human,” a being with tremendous intelligence and physical capabilities.”
In case you missed it, you can also watch the Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 trailer below:
Japan’s Ghost In The Shell franchise is so popular that it has been adapted multiple times in film and television. It also inspired multiple video games. One of the more controversial adaptations of the franchise came in 2017 when Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks made the first attempt at a live-action film. It drew in massive flack after American actress Scarlett Johansson was cast as the lead, Major Motoko Kusanagi with strong accusations of whitewashing.
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