Mecha and science fiction anime legend, Shoji Kawamori (Macross, Aquarion, Escaflowne) is back with a new anime. In a “New Project Briefing” event, the legendary anime creator revealed his latest project, Juushinki Pandora. He revealed that it will premiere next spring, along with presenting its own announcement PV:
They also presented a new visual with a tagline which reads “To live, we formed a pact.”
Juushinki Pandora’s story:
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 anime stars:
Tomoaki Maeno as Leon Lau
Nao Touyama as Chloe Lau
Nobunaga The Fool’s Hidekazu Sato will be directing the anime, with Macross Delta’s Toshizo Nemoto writing the scripts. Macross Frontier’s Risa Ebata handles the character design, with Satelight producing the animation. Kawamori stated that this won’t be a musical anime, which means while it has robots, it won’t be anything like the Macross franchise.
Aside from Macross, Kawamori is also responsible for creating Aquarion, AKB0048, Arjuna, The Vision of Escaflowne, Basquash!, and Nobunaga The Fool, and has contributed to many other mecha anime, like Mobile Police Patlabor and Eureka Seven. He has also contributed in the designs of several Transformers for Takara Tomy/ Hasbro.
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