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The Japanese production company Media Factory began streaming the 33-second teaser trailer for Aquarion Evol, the all-new television anime series in director Shoji Kawamori and Satelight's Aquarion robot anime franchise, on Sunday. The teaser was attached to screenings of Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa, the second Macross Frontier film from Kawamori and Satelight, during its first two weeks in eight theaters in February and March. Kawamori also screened the teaser during his visit to the "C3 in Hong Kong" event last month.
According to Kawamori, the story will take place 12,000 years after the first Aquarion television series at a city modeled after Hong Kong — which is the reason Kawamori decided to announce the project details there. A new cast of characters, piloting a new Aquarion robot, will fight enemies from another dimension. However, Kawamori hinted that the characters might be reincarnations of Apollo, Silvia, and the other characters from the first series.
Kawamori also offered his prayers for the victims of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster on March 11; the earthquake occurred on the same day that "C3 in Hong Kong" opened.
Image © Shoji Kawamori/Satelight/Project Aquarion Evol