Koukaku no Pandora
Pandora in the Crimson Shell
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English: Pandora in the Crimson Shell
Japanese: 紅殻のパンドラ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2016 to Mar 25, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 23:00 (JST)
Producers: Lantis, Rakuonsha, AT-X, KlockWorx
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.541 (scored by 1227712,277 users)
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Ranked: #55742
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Popularity: #2423
Members: 38,242
Favorites: 80
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Onboard a cruise ship heading to the scenic Cenancle Island, the full-body cyborg Nene Nanakorobi, a bubbly young girl who dreams of world peace, meets inventor Uzal Delilah. The two become fast friends along with Uzal's pet cyborg Clarion, a cat-like combat android. Soon after parting ways, a terrorist attack on the island threatens to shatter the pair's new friendship. In a bid to save her new friend, Uzal gives Nene the ability to use the Pandora Device found in Clarion's body before seemingly dying. With this power, Nene can temporarily master abilities and skills never seen before in the advancing world.

Working together, the two unlikely companions go on various missions—from saving children in shopping mall fires to fighting reckless thieves—all in the name of world peace. But to achieve this goal is not easy. B.U.E.R, a sentient laser in the form of a misshapen teddy bear, threatens to wreck their happy lives with his perverted nature and uncontrollable power. And to make matters worse, Nene's guardian, as well as genius inventor, Takumi Korobase has an undying interest in B.U.E.R.

Burdened with saving the world and keeping B.U.E.R from the hands of evil, Nene and Clarion's desire for world peace seems like a pipe dream. With this monumental goal, could the weight of it all destroy the pair's friendship completely?

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Characters & Voice Actors

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Kurtz, Ian
Suwabe, Junichi
Murakawa, Rie
Matsuda, Satsumi
North, Janus
Ootomo, Ryuuzaburou


Nawa, Munenori
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Takahashi, Tatsuya
Script, Series Composition
Numakura, Manami
Theme Song Performance

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"hopeness" by ZAQ

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"LoSe±CoNtRoL" by Nene Nanakorobi (Sanae Fuku) & Clarion (Manami Numakura)

More reviewsReviews

Mar 25, 2016
LeaderTGW (All reviews)
Oh man, where should I even begin with Koukaku No Pandora. First, the show didn't have much of a "wow" factor to me. I wanted to like it because it certainly was unique in its own ways however, it lacked entertainment and engaging story. Surprisingly, it failed to keep me interested and entertained. To me it seemed like the characters were forced to be cute. To explain a bit further it was like in the directors and animators minds, they were saying "Oh lets force a clueless reaction face or cute face on Nene or Clarion to make them look cute." Rather than having things read more
Jun 20, 2016
The_Ruise (All reviews)
Koukaku no Pandora may not be for everyone (if you don't like moe hijinks or care about shoujo ai GET OUT), but I guess it just struck the right chord for me. While everything else about the anime was sort of "okay," the characters and enjoyment value were a perfect 10 in my opinion. To break it down:

Story: 8 The main plot isn't as important to the show as the interaction of Nene and Clarion with the other characters. Also I didn't really pay that close attention to the plot. In the simplest terms possible, the scientist Uzal builds a doomsday device, it goes crazy, read more
Mar 28, 2016
V1nn13z (All reviews)
Short version:
It's not as good. The whole pace seems ridiculously retarded, even though the art is actually pleasing

Long version:
You know how MonMusu seems to have that "monster girl" fetish catering for the fanboys? This *should* be at least cater the android girls fetish. I'm not getting that. You end up with a weird over-sexual henshin that seems to be out of a 14 year old weeaboo who keeps fapping on loli images. annoying reporter who should have died midway but kept alive 'cause "look guys, funny failing reporter x3". An edgy yet mysterious antagonist, and finally, 2 of the most bland yet happy-go-lucky character read more
Apr 23, 2016
nanakox21 (All reviews)
NOTE: This MAY contain spoilers!

Story 7/10: There's a lot of plot development in the anime! There are few moments in the episodes where it contains cliff-hangers. There's also a lot of action, fighting and comedic scenes with Clarion and Nene. This anime also contains an aspect of magical girls animes we would normally see. They get to meet new people in the island and becomes friends with them overtime in the series.

Characters 8/10: Nene is sweet, caring, & overbearing to Clarion. Clarion (Claring) is monotone, & is programmed to take care of Nene. Uzal is a well-known professor in the island who supervised Claring read more

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