Jūshinki Pandora Anime Gets 2 Spinoff Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st manga is prequel launching on March 22, 2nd manga is 4-panel spinoff launching on April 17

The official website for Jūshinki Pandora (Heavy Divine Unit Pandora), the latest television anime from Shoji Kawamori (Macross, Escaflowne, Aquarion), revealed on Wednesday that the anime will get two spinoff manga adaptations.

The first manga is titled Jūshinki no Pandora 0 and Ageha Saotome will draw the manga. The manga will be a prequel to the anime, and will center on Guren Din during events of the Xianglong Crisis. The manga will launch on March 22 via a new manga app from Kodansha and pixiv.

The second manga is titled Pandora Danshi Meshi (Pandora Men's Dining). The series will be a four-panel manga by Natsu Mizuno, and will depict the lives of the men in the Pandora Unit. The manga will launch in the May issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge on April 17.

Mizuno will also draw a manga on the anime's official Twitter account that will explain some of the terminology used in the anime.

Netflix will premiere the anime on March 29, and will exclusively stream the anime in Japan. A "worldwide release" on Netflix is also in development. The anime will then premiere on television on Tokyo MX on April 4. The anime will also air on WOWOW and BS11 on April 6, and on MBS on April 7.

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.

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: Comic Natalie

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