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New TV Anime 'Juushinki Pandora' Announced

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A new TV anime project planned by director Shoji Kawamori (Aquarion Evol) and studio Satelight has been announced at the "Shoji Kawamori New Project Briefing" event on Tuesday. Titled Juushinki Pandora (Unit Pandora), the anime is slated for Spring 2018 for two cours. Main staff and cast members have also been announced with a key visual. More cast members will be announced starting next month.

Staff
Original, Chief Director, Mechanic Design: Shoji Kawamori
Director: Hidekazu Satou (Aquarion Logos)
Series Composition: Toshizou Nemoto (Towa no Quon series)
Original Character Design: Risa Ebata (Macross Frontier art)
Studio: Satelight

Cast
Leon Lau: Tomoaki Maeno (Aoharu x Kikanjuu)
Chloe Lau: Nao Touyama (Granblue Fantasy The Animation)

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Official site: http://www.project-pandora.jp/
Official Twitter: @unit_pandora

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More Shoji Kawamori GOATness :D!!
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2 cours of original Satelight TV anime. This could easily be a hit or a miss.

On the other hand, I like the premise or what it sounds like so far. PV looks alright too.
 
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Ugh, to watch or not to watch.
I haven't had good experience with mecha at all but Maeno-san is in it. Arggh.
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Was that synopsis Google translated from Japanese? It sure seems like it.

PV doesn't look like much, not impressed.
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Well, its original work so i give it a shot.
 
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joe_g7 said:
Was that synopsis Google translated from Japanese? It sure seems like it.
No, I didn't. I tried to translate everything on my own and it's Google Translate level? sigh.
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is it just me or is tomoaki maeno cast in everything these days
 
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Danae said:
is it just me or is tomoaki maeno cast in everything these days


And that's a good thing. :3 :3
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Oct 17, 6:40 AM

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I can't really tell if it'll good or bad, but I feel like I'd watch anything Satelight threw at me.
 
Oct 17, 6:48 AM

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I see giant monsters and mecha, so I'm onboard. xD
 
Oct 17, 6:51 AM
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I hear Shikata Akiko?
 
Oct 17, 7:02 AM

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looks like shit to be honest

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JizzyHitler said:
looks like shit to be honest


I thought the same. The mecha is awful and the story seems a bit dull too. I like mecha animes but i'm not sure this one will be really interesting.
 
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Too much Macross Delta vibes. Less ugly anime plz thx.
 
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the staff in this seems pretty bad.
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I want Kawamori to return back to his glory days so he can make good anime again.
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I believe this is The Next . Looks promising despite although not digging the CGI mecha. If the characters are well written it'll probably be good.
 
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No idols involved, thanks god.
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Fuck Kawamori, no more benefit of the doubt for him. Evol, Delta and now movie for Delta. He just asks to be despised. And series reminds me too much of M3.

On a side note, damn, Touyama is everywhere now. Too bad she gets casted so badly. She can talk to herself in 8 characters yet it's pretty much the same voice in every anime.
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Eh...I feel like premises like this that go everywhere are rarely breakthroughs.
 
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I believe this is The Next..
Actually, yes it is The Next.
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this might be the technological singularity concept im waiting for in anime
 
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Anything by Satelight is an instant PTW for me, and with Based Kawamori at the helm, I already know that this is going to be something out of the ordinary. The PV gives me a lot of Arjuna vibes, especially with that synopsis.

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens airing in Winter 2018.
Macross Delta Movie will release in February 2018.
Juushinki Pandora being two-cour will cover Spring and Summer 2018.
Which means that the new Macross will air in Fall 2018.

Looks like Satelight is completely booked for 2018. They have a lot of work to do, so they better start planning ahead if they want to keep themselves consistent...
 
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tsubasalover said:
joe_g7 said:
Was that synopsis Google translated from Japanese? It sure seems like it.
No, I didn't. I tried to translate everything on my own and it's Google Translate level? sigh.
Sorry, I wasn't trying to be mean, but seriously, it's pretty bad.
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The first 50 seconds were promising. The rest was just.. dull.
 
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on second thought after reading the synopsis this is more like an accidental type of technological singularity though and i do not think it will focus much on sci-fi stuff so gonna wait for more info before i watch this
 
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I hear Shikata Akiko?


Her name was the first thing came to mind after listening to that 2nd ost. Very similar to Cross Ange's soundtrack.
 
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Hm . . . The staff are not that promising. That's unfortunate. And why is the background with realistic & bleak design paired with colourful character design? That's kind of weird.
But the score is good. Is it Kajiura? Or maybe Kenji Kawai?


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The first 50 seconds were promising. The rest was just.. dull.

Because the mecha showed up after 50 seconds in?
 
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Katsu-kun said:
The first 50 seconds were promising. The rest was just.. dull.

Because the mecha showed up after 50 seconds in?


Yes and no. I'm not against mecha, but this one looked pretty hideous and cheap.
On the other side, lovely background art and OST, props to that.

And I doubt that it's Kajiura.
 
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Yes and no. I'm not against mecha, but this one looked pretty hideous and cheap.

The mecha did look bad, but that's just how every budget anime's mecha looks. So I kind of accepted that. I still did not like it though.
 
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Besides the terrible translation, that synopsis sounds like a garbled mess of as many random "cool sounding" words and acronyms as possible awkwardly crammed together.

Female character introduced by giving the most shrill, jolting, obnoxious sounding performance. Like literally her first line almost made me tear my headphones off. Coupled with the angry finger-pointing, you know she's gonna be a straight up annoying cunt. But she has a cute character design (and a vagina) so it's ok.

Dude seems kinda toneless and just all around boring. Even his "wacky anime hair" just looks tired.

That shitty CG and hilarious awkward mech fighting, and her shrill dying-cat shrieking in the background...

Man oh man there is absolutely nothing appealing about this whatsoever.
 
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joe_g7 said:
but seriously, it's pretty bad.
If that's so,
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tsubasalover said:
joe_g7 said:
but seriously, it's pretty bad.
If that's so,

All the concepts are there so at least it's understandable. The English flow is something that takes years to master so don't feel bad and keep working at it because it's not too far off. If you can partner with an English editor you'll be alright.
 
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It is said that Kawamori's diet consists exclusively of the broken hearts of mecha fans.
 
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First half of the PV: What? A down-to-earth sci-fi, aka. not science fantasy like Japan always does?!?! Sign me u~

Second half: I give up all hope in Japanese ever doing anything properly sci-fi
 
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this is interesting looking enough for me to put aside my general lack of care for mech-related anime
 
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The PV isn't the most promising thing I've seen but I'll keep an eye out on it... the staff is... pretty eh, to say the least.
 
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Don't seem interesting at all
 
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Lelouch0202 said:
I see giant monsters and mecha, so I'm onboard. xD
You and me both lol...The synopsis for the series is really interesting too
 
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I just hope Shoji Kawamori will give us a normal story in this case.
 
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oh look cgi...


also i can no longer take the red and yellow hairstyle seriously after watching yuri on ice