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Pandora in the Crimson Shell Manga Gets Event Anime in December

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime based on Masamune Shirow, Koushi Rikudou sci-fi manga opens in limited engagement

The December issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine is revealing on Monday that Masamune Shirow and Koushi Rikudou's Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn (Kōkaku no Pandora - Ghost Urn) sci-fi manga will get a special event anime. The anime will open in a two-week limited engagement in three theaters in Japan on December 5: Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku (Tokyo), Fushimi Million-za (Nagoya), and Umeda Burg 7 (Osaka).

The magazine is also revealing the anime's cast and staff. The anime's cast is as follows:

Munenori Nawa (D.C.S.S. ~Da Capo Second Season~, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, Kiss×sis) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ, and Tatsuya Takahashi (THE [email protected] MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e!, The Fruit of Grisaia) is writing the script. Takuya Tani (Strike Witches, Persona 3 the Movie #1 Spring of Birth animation director) is designing the characters.

Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the manga's story:

When Nanakorobi Nene, a cybernetically-enhanced girl-next-door, heads to the island metropolis of Cenancle to live with her aunt, she has no way of knowing what's in store for her. A chance meeting intertwines her fate with that of the super-rich inventor, Uzal Delilah, and her adorable and grumpy companion, Clarion, who happens to be a cyborg just like Nene.

Nene is thrilled to make a friend, but there's more to Uzal and Clarion - and the island of Cenancle itself - than meets the eye. When a super-powered terrorist threatens Cenancle, Uzal claims that the only way to avert disaster is for Nene to team up with Clarion and use their combined powers - abilities Nene never even knew she had!

Shirow and Rukudo launched the manga in Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype Ace magazine in 2012. Shirow is responsible for the story, while Rikudou is drawing the art. After Newtype Ace ceased publication in 2013, the manga then moved to Kadokawa's Niconico Ace website. Kadokawa published the sixth volume in Japan on June 26. Seven Seas Entertainment published the second English volume on Tuesday.

Rikudou may be best known as the creator of Excel Saga. He ended Excel Saga in Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine in 2011. Rikudou ended his Kantan Kiss (Easy Kiss) manga in Shonengahosha's Young Comic magazine in September 2014. He also ended his Sarakiel fantasy manga and his AGEHA manga in 2013.

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