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Jūshinki Pandora TV Anime Casts Kana Hanazawa, Reveals Visual

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Latest title from Macross/Aquarion's Kawamori premieres in spring

The official website for Jūshinki Pandora (Heavy Divine Unit Pandora), the latest television anime from Shoji Kawamori (Macross, Escaflowne, Aquarion), revealed one more cast member and the second key visual on Monday. Kana Hanazawa will play the newly revealed character Queenie Yō.

Kana Hanazawa as Queenie Yō, a beautiful warrior who lost everything. She is a bounty hunter, and searching for strength, she becomes a cool kenpō practitioner. She once trained at a dojo in the mountains. She is on a journey to find the target of her revenge.

The television anime series will premiere next spring. Kawamori revealed the anime in October.

The tagline in both key visuals above reads, "To live, we formed a pact."

On the day the Xianglong (Shanron or Soaring Dragon) Crisis occurred in 2031, Leon Lau was right in the middle of the unfolding events. The Quantum Reactor, a next generation energy device developed to replace dwindling environmental resources, exploded and unleashed an unknown energy. As a result, the global environment changed overnight. Living things (besides humans) and machines each underwent their own unique evolution, and the B.R.A.I. (Biological Revolutionary of Accelerated Intelligence) entities in particular evolved and came into being. Because of them, humanity was driven to the brink of extinction. Humans fight the B.R.A.I with M.O.E.V. (Multi-purpose Organic Evolution Vehicle) variable units.

Seven years after the Xianglong Crisis, Leon is in the wilderness on the edge of the "absolute defense city" Neo Xianglong. Living with Chloe Lau under a "family pact," he conducts his own research to counter the B.R.A.I. The awkward Leon and the busybody Chloe. They live day-by-day as if to forget the past for the moment. However, threats unrelentingly draw near.

The cast also includes:

Tomoaki Maeno as Leon Lau, a brilliant but banished scientist. He was a central figure in the Xianglong Crisis. He lives with Chloe in the wilderness outside Neo Xianglong after the incident.

Nao Tōyama as Chloe Lau, the "little sister" who supports Leon. She lives with Leon after his banishment from Neo Xianglong. Although they are not related by blood, she thinks of him like a big brother.

Hidekazu Sato (Basquash!, Nobunaga The Fool, Aquarion Logos) is directing the anime at the studio Satelight. Toshizo Nemoto (Log Horizon, Macross Delta) is in charge of the scripts, and Risa Ebata (Macross Frontier, AKB0048) is drafting the original character designs. Kawamori himself is credited for the original work (with Satelight), for the Jūshinki mechanical designs, and as chief director. Kawamori emphasized that this project will not feature songs, unlike his previous works like Macross and AKB0048.

Images © 2017 Shoji Kawamori, Satelight/Xiamen Skyloong Media

Source: MoCa News

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