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Jūshinki Pandora TV Anime Casts Kenjiro Tsuda, Reveals Sniper Visual

posted on by Egan Loo
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 Shōji Kawamori (Macross, Escaflowne, Aquarion), revealed one more cast member and the new key visual on Friday. Kenjiro Tsuda will play the newly revealed character Dag Horvat.

Kenjiro Tsuda as Dag Horvat, a sniper who loves women and cats. He is the moodmaker who is always smiling and joking, but his eyes are sharp and cold like a beast, aiming for his prey when he is a sniper. He now earns a living as a bounty hunter, and lives with his cat who never leaves his side.

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 television anime series will premiere this spring. Kawamori revealed the anime in October. The AnimeJapan 2018 convention will host a stage event with Kawamori and voice actors Tomoaki Maeno and Tsuda on March 24 at 10:25 a.m. at the White Stage. Some Animate stores nationwide will start displaying the new visual as a poster on Saturday.

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

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.

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.

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.

Thanks to Gwyn Campbell for the news tip

Images © 2017 Shōji Kawamori, Satelight/Xiamen Skyloong Media

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