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Pandora In the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn Anime Also Airs as TV Series in January

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2-week theatrical version premiered on Saturday; TV series premieres on January 8

The Kōkaku no Pandora theatrical anime special based on Masamune Shirow and Koushi Rikudou's science-fiction manga Pandora of the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn (Kōkaku no Pandora - Ghost Urn) will also air as a TV series starting on January 8 on Tokyo MX.

The theatrical anime opened in a two-week limited engagement in three theaters in Japan on Saturday.

The TV anime version will feature ZAQ's opening theme song "hopeness." Sanae Fuku and Manami Numakura are singing the ending theme song "Lose±CoNtRoL" as their characters. ZAQ is writing, composing, arranging, and singing the opening theme song, and is also writing and composing the ending theme song. TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND is arranging the ending theme song.

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

Other cast members include:

Rie Murakawa as Bunny
Marie Miyake as Takumi Korobase
Tetsu Inada as Robert Altman
Junichi Suwabe as Ian Krutz
Maria Naganawa as Amy Gilliam

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, and TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND is composing the music.

Shirow (Ghost in the Shell) and Rukudo (Excel Saga) 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 will publish the seventh volume in Japan on December 24. Seven Seas Entertainment will publish the third English volume on January 12.

Source: Presepe via Ota-Suke

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