What is it?
The 2019 YouTube teaser and trailer videos for the upcoming 2020 Netflix action science fiction anime (animated) TV show Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045.
What is it about?
This is how Netflix describes these teaser and trailer videos:
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.
I found out that this was coming out this year by accident on Google News, I clicked on that news article called Check Out Netflix’s Ghost In The Shell Trailer And Its Contentious Art Style by Ars Technica so fast, but then when I saw the screenshots for it with that computer generated animation I was immediately disappointed and worried to watch the trailer and teaser for it.
In the beginning of the trailer the scenery looked pretty good, but the characters appearance and the art style overall was just not working for me especially for the Ghost In The Shell franchise which is one of my favorite anime (animated) TV shows/franchises of all-time which has one of my favorite anime art styles off all-time.
I grew up with mostly old-school animation so I never was a big fan of computer generated animation usually unless it looked very realistic and not cartoony, there are some exceptions when it does works for me though, but to change the style of an anime franchise like this does not seem like a good idea to me.
There is just something special about mostly hand drawn animation, and most of my favorites use that.
I usually do not like overly cartoony and childish-looking animation unless it makes sense and fits, this art style is way too common in American animation and increasingly in modern animation, and so I have not been liking this trend.
But we will see, and I hope that they will not ruin this franchise because it really needs something good again.