Pandora in the Crimson Shell TV Anime's Ad Previews Opening Theme

posted on 2016-01-08 02:30 EST
Anime based on Masamune Shirow, Koushi Rikudou sci-fi manga premieres on Friday

Kadokawa began streaming a 15-second commercial for the television anime adaptation of Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell) and Koushi Rikudou's (Excel Saga) science-fiction manga Pandora of the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn (Kōkaku no Pandora - Ghost Urn) on Thursday. The commercial previews the anime's opening theme "hopeness" by ZAQ.

Nene: Hi! I'm Nene Nanakorobi. People keep mistaking me for a robot, but I'm really just a normal girl. My dream is... world peace!
Clarion: That's a big dream.
Nene: Let's both work hard, Clarion!
Nene and Clarion: Pandora in the Crimson Shell, broadcast starts!

The series will premiere on Friday. Funimation will stream the series as it airs in Japan, and will also provide an English broadcast dub. Funimation describes the series:

From Shirow Masamune, the creator of Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed, comes the story of two cybernetically enhanced girls fighting to save their home. A super-powered terrorist has threatened the island of Cenancle. To fight him off, Nene Nanakorobi, a cybernetic girl-next-door, will have to team up with famous inventor Delilah Uzal and her adorably grumpy cyborg assistant, Clarion.

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 [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, 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 published the seventh volume in Japan on December 24. Seven Seas Entertainment will publish the third English volume on January 12.

The manga also received a theatrical anime special, which debuted last December.

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