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Pandora in the Crimson Shell Anime Previewed in TV Ad

posted on by Egan Loo
Story of female cyborg & android by Ghost in the Shell & Excel Saga creators

The official website for Kōkaku no Pandora, the anime of Masamune Shirow and Koushi Rikudou's science-fiction manga Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn (Kōkaku no Pandora - Ghost Urn), began streaming a television commercial on Saturday.

Text: Original Planning: Masamune Shirow
Text: Nanakorobi Nene
Text: A girl whose entire body except her brain was mechanized due to an accident when she was young
Text: Manga: Koushi Rikudou
Text: Clarion
Text: An android, built by Uzal, with many illegal secret programs installed
Voice: Pandora in the Crimson Shell!
Text: Starts running in event screenings on December 5!

Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing 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!

The anime's cast is as follows:

Sanae Fuku as Nene Nanakorobi

Manami Numakura as Clarion

Atsuko Tanaka as Uzal Delilah

Junpei Morita as Buer

Satsumi Matsuda as Buri

Rie Murakawa as Bunny (not pictured)

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 IDOLM@STER 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.

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).

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 in October.

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.

Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video

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