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The Japanese production company Media Factory began streaming a 70-second "Sōsei ver." trailer on Friday for Aquarion Evol, the new television anime series in director Shoji Kawamori and Satelight's Aquarion robot anime franchise. The trailer was shown at this past week's Comic Market 80 event in Tokyo.
Original creator Shoji Kawamori (Macross, Escaflowne) will serve as the chief director for the series, and Yusuke Yamamoto (B Gata H Kei, Welcome to the NHK) will direct. Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) is again producing the theme song. Chinatsu Kurahana (Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%) and Kana Ishida are drawing the original character designs that Ishida and Hirotaka Marufuji (Armored Core: Fort Tower Song) will then adapt for anime. Mari Okada (Black Butler, Wandering Son) is in charge of the scripts, and Satelight will again produce the animation along with 8-Bit.
The story of Aquarion Evol will take place 12,000 years after the first Aquarion television series at a city modeled after Hong Kong. A new cast of characters, piloting a new Aquarion robot, will fight enemies from another dimension. Kawamori has hinted that the characters might be reincarnations of Apollo, Silvia, and the other characters from the first series.
Media Factory is still streaming an earlier version of the trailer: