‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War’ or ‘Koukaku Kidoutai: SAC_2045 – Jizoku Kanou Sensou’ is a compilation film developed from the first season of ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’. As the title suggests, the movie (and TV anime) is part of the Stand Alone Complex universe, which also includes TV anime ‘Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex’ and ‘Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG. ‘ and anime movie ‘. Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society.’ Set approximately 11 years after Solid State Society, ‘Sustainable War’ centers on Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team’s attempt to contain an unprecedented, mysterious and global threat known as the Posthumans. Here’s everything you need to know about the end of ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War’. SPOILERS FORWARD.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War Plot Synopsis
More than a decade after the events of ‘Solid State Society’, Major and her team are in the American Empire, working as a group of mercenaries known as the GHOST. They are currently affiliated with the security company Obsidian. In 2042, the four most powerful political entities in the world – the American Empire, China, the Russian Federation and the European Union – decided to go to war among themselves to revive the global economy. They called the conflict the “lasting war”, fought between AIs, and human casualties were kept to a minimum. However, in 2044, the war triggered the Global Simultaneous Default, an economic crisis that wipes out all forms of financial data. The Durable War then became the only way for the four instigators to keep their economies well oiled and running. While the lives of the common people were ruined, the one percent continued to grow thanks to war profits.
At the beginning of the film, GHOST launches a mission in Palm Springs, California, which has become one of the many battlefields of the Durable War. Major and her team’s initially simple mission to stop a few robbers from attacking a gated community gets complicated when it’s revealed that one percent has supplied the robbers with weapons. After the mission ends unsuccessfully, GHOST is approached by NSA agent John Smith, who forces the group to perform a fetch mission for the one-per-cent Patrick Huge. During the mission, GHOST soon realizes that Huge is not human and is forced to kill him.
Meanwhile, in Japan, Daisuke Aramaki orders Togusa to find his former colleagues from Section 9 for public safety in America. Togusa speaks to Obsidian’s head and reports back to Aramaki. Just as Smith is about to neutralize Major and the others in order to keep a secret about Huge, Aramaki intervenes. Smith then reluctantly reveals that Huge was part of a dangerous group of entities the US government calls posthumans and takes them to a secret facility that houses such an entity. While GHOST is there, the posthuman tries to kill everyone and is killed by Batou. GHOST then returns to Japan to deal with three posthumans living in the country.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable end of the war: who are the posthumans?
After pairing her cyberbrain with Huge’s, Major realizes he’s not human. The government of the American Empire is actively investigating the entities, but even they don’t know much about them. The cyberbrain of the posthumans has been completely changed by the transformation, which is always accompanied by a fever. They get the level of intelligence and cognitive speed boost that is unheard of even among complete cyborgs. They seem to dislike certain groups of people. It is revealed that the posthumans are the ones who caused the Global Simultaneous Default. Huge was the one percent that supplied weapons to the robbers. Gary Harts, the post-human in the secret NSA facility, attempted to launch a nuclear missile at the Russian Federation.
In Japan, posthuman and boxer Sanji Yaguchi targets corrupt government officials and apparently comes after Japanese Prime Minister Chris Otomo Tate to learn his plans for the country. Meanwhile, high school student Takashi Shimamura seems to have more control over himself than the others and chooses to venture into his forgotten memories. As for the third, Suzuka Mizukane, she has yet to appear in the ‘Ghost in the Shell’ universe.
Where is Togusa going? What is ThinkPol?
Togusa is exposed to Shimamura’s posthuman codes as she tries to analyze the files they found in the boy’s house. It creates a connection between the two. The files later turn out to be a program designed to retrieve long-forgotten memories. Togusa and the others realize that Shimamura created Think Pol, a program he used to take control of his classmates’ cyberbrains and kill the teacher who sexually assaulted Shimamura’s friend Kanami, and she later committed suicide. He named the program after the phrase ‘Thought Police’, which he found in his favorite book, ‘1984’ by George Orwell.
Togusa traces the memories Shimamura retrieved and discovers that the boy was given the book by an airborne trooper. His cousin, Yuzu, later met three government officials who were attempting to bury a body. The airborne trooper arrived and killed all three men, but Yuzu was killed in the crossfire. Shimamura then joined the trooper’s group in the air. While Togusa witnesses this, his cyberbrain and Shimamura’s seem to break the barrier of time. Shimamura communicates with Togusa and asks him to join him as he explores his past. Towards the end of the film, Togusa is likely speaking to Batou from the memories of Shimamura.
Why does Sanji Yaguchi not attack Prime Minister Tate?
As mentioned above, Sanji Yaguchi targets corrupt government officials. He also kills Tate’s father-in-law for being involved in bribery and refugee exploitation as the manager of a company that was awarded a wide range of contracts in the ambitious Tokyo reconstruction project. Despite having the chance to do so, Yaguchi does not attack the prime minister. He is later captured by Major and handed over to the NSA.
There has been much speculation about Tate’s intentions since he took office. Because he was born in America, a significant portion of the Japanese population feared that Tate is an American puppet. Though Smith tries to force Tate to be just that, the latter reaffirms his commitment to restore Japan to its former glory. This is probably why Yaguchi saves Tate. It seems that there is a bigger trick at play on behalf of the posthumans against the four major political powers. The posthumans apparently don’t look disdainfully at all of humanity, but only at certain corrupt and power-hungry groups.
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