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Last Hope Anime's Promo Video, Visual Preview New Chapter

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
BUMP OF CHICKEN performs new opening, ending theme songs

The official website for the Last Hope (Jūshinki Pandora) anime revealed that the series entered a "new chapter" with episode 17 on Wednesday. The website revealed a promotional video and a new key visual for the chapter. The video previews the new opening theme song "Sirius" performed by BUMP OF CHICKEN.

BUMP OF CHICKEN is also performing the new ending theme song "Spica."

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 does not feature songs, unlike his previous works such as Macross and AKB0048.

Images © 2017 Shōji Kawamori, Satelight/Xiamen Skyloong Media

Sources: Last Hope anime's website, ASMIK Ace's anime YouTube channel, MoCa News

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