New ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Animated Series Lands at Netflix

Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki to co-direct anime based on original manga

The new “Ghost in the Shell” animated series from Production I.G has landed at Netflix, the company announced on Friday.

The anime series, titled “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045” will premiere worldwide on the streamer in 2020.

As previously announced,  Kenji Kamiyama (“Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” series) and Shinji Aramaki (“Appleseed”) will co-direct the project, a new story based on the original manga series. Animation studio Production I.G will team with Sola Digital Arts, the studio behind Netflix’s upcoming “Ultraman.”

“YES, A NEW GHOST IN THE SHELL ANIME IS COMING,” the company wrote on its sci-fi centric Twitter account. “‘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*”

The new anime series will be the latest installment in the “Ghost in the Shell” franchise, following the 2017 live-action film, which received widespread criticism for casting white actress Scarlett Johansson as the Japanese character Motoko Kusanagi.