Next spring, the new series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is coming to Netflix. The show is in full-3D animation, which is a first for the series.
There is a range of reactions, but for the most part, many are either lukewarm or put off entirely.
Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) are directing, while Production I.G and Sola Digital Arts are bringing the show to life.
I think is causing the negative reaction is the painterly concept art (below) that Netflix revealed last December.
Because of this, I think fans have been taken even more aback by the trailer’s visual style.
Here are some of the reactions:
God, why does a trailer for new Ghost In The Shell looks like it's a cutscene from a mobile game? ???? pic.twitter.com/NITFiYRh1X
— angrysnail but spoopy (@angry__snail) October 23, 2019
I didn't expect them to go full CG (granted the openings were in CG for the original SAC) but it looks great to me!
It's so nice that after all these years we're finally getting more Ghost in the Shell: SAC ???? https://t.co/ZSe3Rs6nyV
— Jayanort (@Jay_Tsunamo) October 23, 2019
This feels like a weird complaint, but Major looks TOO CUTE in Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045.
— BoringKate (@BoringNerdyKate) October 23, 2019
It's still a teaser but Netflix love to fuck up good anime to make it worse idk Ghost in the shell is a dark sci-fi with something deep and we got a children show alike lmao fml (btw not a big fan of her design...) https://t.co/xPIivwZXvG
— 『l i l s l u g g e r』 (@HentaiSenpai00) October 23, 2019
Combine that with Netflix's obsession for 3D anime and I'd say there is plenty to worry about here, which is a shame since Kamiyama directed SAC S1.
Thank god Adult Swim has confirmed that Blade Runner - Black Lotus will be 2D.
— D̸̯̜͖̪͋̃̓̅̅͝a̵͉͑͗͌́͠ḭ̸̀̌̃r̷̘͙̭̖̿̈́e̶͚̰̍̅̇ (@OrangeLight7895) October 23, 2019
Netflix's Ghost In The Shell looks so damn tasty! pic.twitter.com/Hxqabt5Mrw
— ✪ мα∂є & яα¢υη ✪ (@madeindar) October 23, 2019
Like anything, it might take some getting used to, and more importantly, hopefully, the CG quality will improve when the show airs next autumn.