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Shoji Kawamori Unveils Jūshinki Pandora Anime For Spring 2018

I’d make a “do you remember love” joke here, but I worry that it’s a bit worn out at this point.

Earlier today, Macross and Vision of Escaflowne creator Shoji Kawamori hosted a “New Project Briefing” event. At the briefing, Kawamori unveiled his latest title, Jūshinki Pandora (Heavy Divine Unit Pandora).

The project was originally teased as “The Next” earlier this year. Unlike previous works Macross and AKB0048, this series won’t feature songs.

The series is currently on track for a Spring 2018 première. Several visuals, a teaser trailer, the first cast, and several crew members were unveiled for the project. We break the details down below:

Promo Video

A 105-second teaser was released, which offers a brief glimpse of the show in action, while introducing the core cast members.

Key Visuals

Several visuals, including the logo, a key visual, a mecha shot, and a pair of landscape pieces were released. The key visual’s text reads “To survive, we formed a pact.”

© 2017 Shoji Kawamori, Satelight/Xiamen Skyloong Media
© 2017 Shoji Kawamori, Satelight/Xiamen Skyloong Media
© 2017 Shoji Kawamori, Satelight/Xiamen Skyloong Media
© 2017 Shoji Kawamori, Satelight/Xiamen Skyloong Media
© 2017 Shoji Kawamori, Satelight/Xiamen Skyloong Media


The series will star the following:

  • Leon Lau: Tomoaki Maeno
  • Chloe Lau: Nao Tōyama

Visuals for both characters were released, which you can check out below.


Hidekazu Sato (The Slayers NEXT, Aquarion Logos) was tapped to direct the project at Satelight, with Risa Ebata (Macross Frontier, AKB0048) providing original character designs. Toshizo Nemoto (Log Horizon, Macross Delta) is in charge of series composition for the project.

Kawamori (with Satelight) is credited with the original work. He’ll also serve as Chief Director and Mechanical Designer for the project.

Source: Anime News Network

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