Last Hope Anime's Special Video Previews Action Scenes
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the Last Hope (Jūshinki Pandora) anime began streaming a "special video" for the anime last week. The video previews the action sequences in the anime and highlights the main characters and their mecha.
The official website for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Super Robot Wars X-Ω smartphone game also announced that Leon and Queenie's mecha will appear in the game for a limited-time event in August.
Netflix began exclusively streaming the anime in Japan on March 29. A "worldwide release" on Netflix is in development. The anime premiered on television on Tokyo MX on April 4. The anime then premiered 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